Objectives: Participants will:
- Explore role of supervision when delivering services to diverse clients and working with diverse co-workers.
- Develop supervision strategies to improve critical thinking, self-awareness, and culturally responsive professional practice of their workforce.
- Demonstrate an understanding to instruct supervisees on culturally responsive practice.
- Examine the Use of Professional Self, including subjugated self and privileged self for enhancing culturally responsive practice.
- Review the National and State standards and expectations for Effective Supervision.
About the Presenter
Gisele Ferretto, MSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Instructor at University of Maryland School of Social Work has over 35 years of social work experience in both clinical and macro practice areas. Her areas of expertise include: policy and leadership development, field education, child welfare practice, professional ethics, confidentiality, and curriculum development.
Currently, Ms. Ferretto is the Manager for Field Education Training for the Office of Field Education. In addition, she supports the instruction of students in the Title IV-E Education for Public Child Welfare and promise Heights Program. Her work at the SSW over the past 22 years includes administrative positions in the Office of Field Education, Title IV-E Education for Public Child Welfare Program, Child Welfare Academy, and Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS).
Prior to coming to the SSW she served as administrator at the Maryland Department of Human Resources for 11 years in the following programs: Child Protective Services, Office of Equal Opportunity, and Office of Staff Development and Training. Many key policy initiatives developed by Ms. Ferretto are still in effect and address the following topic areas: mental injury; fair hearing process; screening of child maltreatment; confidentiality; risk and safety assessment; child abuse and neglect prevention and services; family violence; and sexual harassment prevention.