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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 Former 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 to participate in this program.

This certificate consists of 20 sessions over two semesters, taking place Monday evenings 6:20 - 8:20 pm. Assignments include weekly readings and a final learning assessment in the form of a project or test.  

2018-19 Program Calendar (Subject to Change)

Monday Evenings (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm - subject to change)
Fall Semester Spring Semester
  • September 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 19, 26
  • January 28
  • February 4, 11, 25
  • March 4, 11, 18, 25
  • April 1, 8

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}.
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. Social workers participating in this program will receive 14 continuing education contact hours.

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

Apply Now

To apply for this program, use the application link below. You will be prompted to create a user profile in order to begin the application. The Clinical Supervision application requires you to submit the following supplemental documents:

  • Current CV/resume
  • Personal statement about why you are applying to this program
  • The name and contact information of one reference, who will receive a notification from the system to provide her or his letter of support


Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

Special Accommodations & Grievance Guidelines

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 Guidelines, 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