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Positive Supervision: Strengthening Supervisory Skills with Positive Psychology

Live Real-Time Interactive Webinar

Note* course fulfills MD Board of SW 3 Hour Supervision Renewal Requirement

Being a great clinician does not automatically make you a great supervisor or manager. Many skilled practitioners find themselves cast into the role of supervisor with little knowledge or training for how to fulfill this assignment. Responsibility for administrative and business concerns create further challenges, threatening to eclipse deep commitment to the actual work being done with clients.  Focus can quickly turn to “putting out fires” and problem resolution, leaving little time for learning and reflection on what it means to effectively connect with and guide the work with others.  Based on the premise that supervisory relationships serve as a model for work done with clients, this workshop makes the case that investment in a relational style of supervision that identifies and builds on the strengths of supervisees is, ultimately, an investment in employee well-being and client services.  Participants will be offered a way to understand themselves better as supervisors and will learn practical tools for positively engaging supervisees.


The workshop will begin with a review of the key elements of the supervisory role allowing the opportunity for participants to examine their relative strengths and growth areas as they relate to each element. The presenters will introduce a framework for development of positive and responsive supervisory relationships that foster trust and establish the groundwork for mutual growth and resilience. Participants will learn approaches drawn from the field of positive psychology for enhancing the effectiveness and well-being of supervisees that also contribute to the depth of the supervisory relationship.  Based on the universality of positive psychology-informed practices, the presenters will also show how using these approaches extends beyond the supervisory realm into direct work with clients.  As the workshop progresses, participants will be asked to consider how they will apply concepts in their situations, as well as areas for ongoing personal development. They will leave with an array of options for strengthening their work as supervisors and a plan for immediate implementation. 

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About the Course

Sept 22, 2023


Live Real-Time Interactive Webinar

8:30AM-12:00PM ET

Credit Hours - Scroll to bottom of page for full credit info

3.0 Live Interactive CE Credit Hours


$69 Morning Only/$129 Full Day through 9/15/23

$79 Morning Only/$149 Full Day after 9/15/23

$59 Morning/$115 Full Day/person for Groups 3+

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Target Audience

Mental Health Professionals including Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals

Course Level


Course Instructor

Veryl ‘Vee’ Williams, PhD, LCSW, LMSW

Veryl ‘Vee’ Williams, PhD, LCSW, LMSW
Veryl ‘Vee’ Williams, PhD, LCSW, LMSW

Veryl ‘Vee’ Williams, PhD, LCSW, LMSW is a licensed clinical social worker and affectionately

known as Dr. Vee. She has over 20 years’ experience in community mental health, direct

practice, clinical supervision, and program leadership and is currently lending her services

teaching and mentoring in higher education in practicum education (formerly field education)

MSW track. She earned her PHD from Capella University, School of Human Service and Public

Leadership, and MSW from SUNY at Buffalo.

Her greatest accomplishments: Child Welfare Staff Retention Cohort train the trainer program

where effective leadership and supervision curriculum were developed and leadership skills

taught to administrators to reduce staff turnover across community mental health agencies.

Created a Clinical supervision manual to build SW competency among limited and newly

licensed social work professionals (also used as refresher for seasoned social work

professionals) in community mental health and private practice settings.

Dr. Vee is known for her strong business acumen with highly successful experience in social

work practice, coaching and mentoring fully/limited licensed professionals and postgraduate

students in several clinical areas as well as Social Welfare, Practice Policy, Cultural

Competence/Humility, and Social Justice. She’s an articulate communicator and engaging

presenter continually focused on building and strengthening relationships across educational

groups, community stakeholders, senior leadership, administrators, and peers.

Fun fact: When she is not teaching, mentoring, or inspiring others, she enjoys spending time

riding her bike and quality time with her granddaughter watching the game show “Is it Cake.”

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the key elements of the clinical supervisory role

  2. Identify at least three aspects of an effective relational supervisor

  3. Identify at least one strategy for reinforcing a positive focus in supervision

  4. Evaluate the impact of positive supervision practice on employee wellbeing and direct client services

  5. Write a plan for implementing at least one practice.

After attending this training, participants will be able to...

Course Agenda

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CE Information

3.0 Live Interactive CE Credit Hours

National Approvals

ASWB Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Provider

Maryland CEU Institute, #1816, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Maryland CEU Institute maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/04/2023 – 05/04/2026.

Social workers completing this course receive 3.0 general continuing education credits.

NBCC - National Board for Certified Counselors

Maryland CEU Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.7347. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Maryland CEU Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

3.0 NBCC Credit Hours

State-Level Approvals

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Authorized Sponsor

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an authorized sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland and maintains full responsibility for this program. To learn more about CE requirements and Category I and II activities please visit the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Website

3.0 Supervision Category I Maryland Social Work Credits

District of Columbia Board of Social Work

Maryland CEU Institute has received approval to provide continuing education credit hours through the DC Board of Social Work.

3.0 Social Work Credits


PLEASE NOTE: Even when a licensing board states that they accept CE credit hours from one of the above accreditati, licensees are responsible for determining whether courses meet the CE requirements in their jurisdictions. States and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether any individual course may be accepted for credit hours. We strongly suggest that licensees contact their individual licensing boards to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state’s laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

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Course Interaction & System Requirements: 

This live webinar is fully interactive and will take place via Zoom. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

Minimum System requirements:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

  • A computer or device to watch AND listen to the training as well as type questions or responses into the Zoom chat function (view full list of compatible devices and supported operating systems

Strongly Recommended: 

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth

  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in, USB plug-in, or:

​View the FULL LIST of compatible operating systems and system requirements.

Course Completion Requirements:

To earn CE Credit attendees must fulfill the following:

  1. Login to the training (Zoom) on time and ensure that you first and last name are showing in Zoom (message staff if unsure or need help).

  2. Complete a separate Virtual Sign-In Sheet by training start time (link provided in Zoom).

  3. Attend training in full and participate.

  4. Complete separate Virtual Sign-Out Sheet/Evaluation at conclusion (link provided in Zoom with 15 minute timeframe to begin or complete eval).


If all of the above criteria are met your CE certificate will be emailed to you within 7 days of training completion. If above criteria are not yet you may have credits deducted or may be unable to receive any credits. See Terms of Service for full details.

Refund and Cancellations:
To request a refund or cancellation please submit the required information through our Contact page. Please visit our Terms of Service for full refund and cancellation policies.

Please email or submit a Contact form to request an accommodation at least 30 days prior to the training you wish to attend.

Complaints or Grievances: 
All complaints or concerns must be submitted in writing by:

Submitting a Contact Form

Emailing concerns to

An email will be sent to acknowledge receipt and complaints will be responded to within 30 days. For full MD CEU Institute Grievance policy information visit our Terms of Service page.

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