Facilitated Study Group

This is a study group for clinical social workers who are MSW graduates who are interested in building their clinical skills through group discussion with peers. This study group is open to ORVCSWS members only.

Participants will be able to present clinical material to the study group to get assistance with specific questions or problems. It will be a closed group and participants will be asked to commit to regular attendance. The group meets once a month, for an hour and one half, with the meeting schedule to be determined by the members at an office location in Blue Ash.

Because case material will be discussed, each member will agree to respect the confidentiality of the case content and the group discussion. Members will get permission from their agency supervisors to discuss case material in the group setting, and will abide by any agency policies regarding confidentiality of case material.

Each member will be asked to discuss their participation in The ORVCSWS Facilitated Study Group: Clinical Cases with their agency clinical and administrative supervisors.

ORVCSWS Facilitated Study Group: Clinical Cases is not a substitute for agency supervision nor can it be used as supervisory hours towards state social work licensure. The study group is conceived as an additional learning experience.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

  1. Enhance the practice skills of clinical social workers by discussing the diagnostic process, clinical interventions, verbal and non-verbal communication in the therapy hour, and relevant therapeutic concepts, such as, transference, countertransference, and boundary issues.
  2. Increase knowledge about ethical concerns in clinical practice.
  3. Increase the understanding of trust, honesty, transparency, and appropriate self-disclosure in the treatment relationship.

If you are interested in being part of this learning experience, please e-mail us at orvcsws@gmail.com