Social Work Internship: Supervision and Evaluation

Interns receive one hour of individual supervision each week on their individual psychotherapy cases. They also meet weekly with the entire training cohort for at least one hour of group supervision of individual therapy and/or group supervision of group therapy. Interns are expected to spend 30 minutes after each co-facilitated group therapy session for processing and supervision with their licensed co-facilitator.

Supervisors are expected to provide interns with continuous feedback on their progress via weekly supervisory meetings. The intern and supervisor establish goals and expectations at the beginning of their work together; the supervisor prepares a formal learning contract and the intern compiles a list of training goals. At mid-semester a formative evaluation is conducted between intern and supervisor. At the end of each semester, summative written and oral evaluations are conducted. We use a reciprocal evaluation process in which trainees evaluate their supervisors each semester. The assigned supervisor is responsible for communicating with the intern's academic director of clinical training at their home institution.