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Clinical Supervision

Program Overview

This certificate program provides a theoretical and practical understanding of clinical supervision process based on case presentations and relevant readings, integrating theory with supervisory practice skills. The courses will assists supervisors to develop and expand their theoretical knowledge. It will teach methods that utilize a psychodynamic framework. The course will also include discussion of administrative challenges in the supervisory relationship. Completion of this certificate program meets the specialized training component to become a certified clinical supervisor under the auspices of NBCC. The Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Clinical Supervision offers participants an opportunity to keep abreast of recent theoretical developments in supervision and to take part in clinical case presentations that relate to their work with current supervisees. Class members have been enthusiastic about the experience of presenting to the group, and they value the feedback and cohesiveness that develop over time.

Preference will be given to applicants who have an LCSW and are beginning to or are currently supervising staff.

From The Director: Interview with Martha A. Gabriel, PHD, LCSW

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Program Requirements

Three years professional experience plus current supervision of staff or student required.

This certificate is obtained in two semesters of study with the completion of Contemporary Issues in Clinical Supervision and Advanced Case Seminar.Assignments include weekly readings and a final learning assessment in the form of a project or test. Each class is limited to 15 students and meets for 20 two-hour sessions on Monday evenings from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Program Brochure

Download a program brochure by clicking here.

Program Highlights

  • Theoretical and practical understanding
  • The impact of diversity on the supervisory relationship
  • Current viewpoints on self-disclosure, boundary violations, and ethics
  • The ramifications of transference and countertransference
  • Case studies
  • Administrative challenges and conflicts

Continuing Education Contact Hours

  • 40 NYSED-approved Contact Hours will be awarded for this program.
New York University Silver School of Social Work 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-0012}.

This organization (NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

2016-2017 Program Calendar

Fall Semester

Monday Evening (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
  • September 12, 26
  • October 17, 31
  • November 14, 28
  • December 12
  • January 9, 23
  • February 6

Spring Semester

Monday Evening (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
  • February 20
  • March 6, 20
  • April 3, 17
  • May 1, 15, 29
  • June 12, 26

Apply Now

To apply for this program, please click on the application link below.

You will be taken to a new page and prompted to set up an application account. Once you create an application account, you will be able to begin an application for one of our certificate programs. Make sure to select the application for "Clinical Supervision" from the list of available applications.

NOTE: If you have an NYU email address, you should not use this email address when creating the application account.

UPDATE: Applications for the 2016-2017 program are now closed. Please check back in spring of 2017 for next year's application.

Special Accommodations & Grievance Policy

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to

Addressing Grievances:
For information on our Grievance Policy, please click here. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

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The program was highly recommended by colleagues as well as my mentor. Our professor delivered relevant learning materials with grace, insight, and professionalism. We were challenged to expand our thinking. I would strongly recommend this program to anyone supervising in the social work field.
- Cherise Littlejohn, MS in Family Counseling and Development Administrative Supervisor, Mental Health