Supervision can become monotonous if it is the same during each session, whether in a group setting or conducted individually. The challenges social workers face working with the geriatric population can be emotional and draining. It is important to be creative with supervision to make sure that the supervisees remain interested and engaged throughout each discussion. Participants will learn the challenges we face in this field and why it is important to utilize creative approaches to enhance the supervision experience.
This course is suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels. There is an introduction to the concept of supervision which is necessary and appropriate for beginners. It also applies to intermediate levels as it focuses on the qualities needed to keep people engaged in Supervision sessions
Jenerations Health Education, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0130. Participants are granted 1Contact Hours of Continuing Education*Live, on-line, self-study
Jenerations Health Education is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. Jenerations Health Education maintains responsibility for this program.
Participant is awarded 1Category II Maryland Social Work CEUs
|Coming Out Stars - Handout (35.1 KB)||Available after Purchase|
|Supervising the Geriatric Social Worker - PPT (411.7 KB)||Available after Purchase|
Joanna Frankel is a graduate of Towson University with her Bachelors in both Psychology and Gerontology. Following, Joanna obtained her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a clinical concentration and a focus in Aging. Since, Joanna has been working in the long-term care setting for over 15 years. Her experience includes directing the social work department in a 205-bed facility, with clients who have a variety of mental health issues, long term care needs, at end of life, on dialysis and who are ventilator dependent. Additionally, Joanna is passionate about and has expertise in dementia, advance directives/end of life and mental health issues in the elderly. Furthermore, she has spent the last 10 years consulting in several nursing homes, educating social workers on the proper practices of long-term care while providing clinical supervision. Joanna has always educated interdisciplinary teams, patients and families on various topics on aging. When Joanna isn’t working, you can find her playing ball with her husband and 2 boys or at the nearest sushi restaurant.
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