Culturally Relevant Supervision

Cultural Competence Training Center
A Program of  Center for Family Services
Serving the Central/Southern Counties of New Jersey

Join us Friday, April 12, 2018 
This workshop will assist participants in understanding how their own ethic  background and beliefs impact the supervisory relationship. The workshop will identify the importance of engaging in culturally relevant supervision. A framework for providing the essential dimensions of culturally sensitive supervision will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

 1. Describe how one's own race,  ethnicity, and beliefs      impact the supervisory relationship

2. Define a framework for culturally relevant supervision

3. Discuss the roles and expectations of supervisors and supervisees

4. Practice using a tool to assess multicultural supervisory competence

Target Level: this workshop is suited for beginning and intermediate staff.


9:00am-9:30am--   Introductions, housekeeping,
                               review training objectives

9:30am-10:30am-- Define culture and culturally
                               relevant supervision
10:30am-10:40am- Morning Break

10:40am-12:00pm-  Explore ethnicity and race
                                through discussion and
                                interactive exercise

12:00pm-1:00pm-- Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm--   Introduce framework for
                               culturally relevant
                               supervision, discuss role of
                               supervisor and supervisee

2:30pm-2:40pm--  Afternoon Break

2:40pm -3:25pm-- Assess multicultural
                              supervisory competence

3:25pm-3:30pm--  Evaluation

Center for Family Services 
 Cultural Competence Training Center  brings to you 

Zakia Clay MSW, LCSW, CPRP is currently a full-time Lecturer for the Rutgers University Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions and has been involved in a training and consultation initiative with New Jersey's Mental Health Authority. In this capacity, she has played a key role in preparing Supportive Housing programs for the transition to a fee-for-service model, Community Support Services (CSS). In 2012, Zakia received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychiatric Rehabilitation Education. She also presents at local, state, and national conferences on topics related to fee-for-service and psychiatric rehabilitation methods and practices. In addition to teaching full-time, she provides clinical services for a crisis intervention service and works as a part-time lecturer for undergraduate and master's level students. Zakia has also worked in community mental health providing both direct care and supervision to a multidisciplinary team.

Ann Reilly, MA, MSW, LSW, CPRP , is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers - School of Health Professions. She has spent the past 10 years teaching undergraduate courses in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling. Ms. Reilly has also spent 4 years providing training and consultation for direct care staff and administrators at Ancora State Psychiatric Hospital in Evidenced Based Practices, IMR in particular; as well as training hospital personnel in varied topics including: Group Facilitation Skills, Communication Skills, and Person Centered Planning. The focus of these and other trainings is to establish a 'wellness and recovery' treatment model throughout the system. She has also done extensive training in Wellness Self Management for community providers in Pennsylvania and has facilitated train-the-trainers sessions in NJ, Pennsylvania, and Missouri in Wellness Coaching.
Ms. Reilly has presented at regional and national conferences, and continues to be actively involved in work with Peer Provider Groups including CSPNJ Self Help Centers; providing training and technical assistance and fostering initiatives to include peer providers on hospital treatment teams, and community care provider agencies. She is currently focused on teaching and providing consultation for NJ Supported Housing agencies who are transitioning to Community Support Services. Ms. Reilly has had extensive experience in direct care for individuals with serious mental illness; having worked in Hospital Crisis Unit, as well as Partial Care Programs and in Supported Housing.

In accordance with ASWB guidelines, all participants must sign in and sign out and complete a course evaluation in order to receive CEs. Partial credit will not be given to those arriving late or leaving early. Certificates will be mailed to participants within 10 business days after the completion of the course.

NJ Social Worker:

An application has been submitted for consideration of  5 social & cultural  competence CE credits for this course.

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Sponsored by: 
The Division of Mental Health & Addictions Services (DMHAS)

Registration will be open to staff of DMHAS-contracted mental health and Addiction Agencies and self-help centers until March 29, 2019. Cancellations must be made by April 5, 2019.

Registration is FREE!

Friday, April 12 , 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Ocean County Fire & EMS Training Center
200 Volunteer Way
Waretown, NJ 08758

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