Clinical Social Work Supervision

Empower Your Social Work Career with Expert Clinical Supervision

As a new social worker, your top priority is to provide ethical and competent services to meet the needs of clients facing challenging situations, hoping you will be able to help.

We all work diligently to employ our social work knowledge, values, and skills but, undoubtedly, there are moments when you worry you’re not up to the job.

Additionally, you are navigating the social work licensing and supervision requirements and processes of the Minnesota Board of Social Work, and hoping you are completing the correct steps.

Finding a clinical supervisor is an essential next step as you begin your post-MSW social work career. I provide individual and group clinical supervision via Zoom video conference. 

Mary TInucci
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It can feel like you are all alone.​

Sadly, many new social workers find themselves without adequate support or supervision for such challenging and important work. Agencies are often short-staffed and supervision is not a priority.

What would your professional life be like if you had the essential knowledge, values, and practice-skills, support, and confidence in your professional sense of self?

Let’s work together!

Contact me for a free 30-minute consultation.

Find the Support You Need​

A strong relationship with your clinical supervisor is important to handle all that your social work career will throw at you. It is essential that you have a knowledgeable, skilled, trustworthy, and supportive supervisor. Receiving effective supervision is the next step in your professional development. As a clinical supervisor from outside of your agency, I can offer perspective about your work, allow you to think more freely and out loud about your practice, without an evaluative aspect to supervision with your boss.

You deserve the clinical supervision that will cultivate your skills & confidence.

As a long-time field instructor, social work professor, and clinical supervisor, I have supported the professional development and launched successful social work careers of many new practitioners. The early part of your professional journey is a critical juncture of your social work career.

Philosophy, Focus, & Areas of Interest

My work is informed by beliefs in the following approaches:

Everyone has an important story to tell.
Being heard & understood is central to our well-being.

My approach to social work and to clinical supervision is to walk alongside you as you tell your story, make sense of your life experiences, heal, and grow. The work we do together is heavily informed by positive psychology, poetry/bibliotherapy, and practices for self-care and well-being.

Positive Psychology​

Dr. Martin Seligman (director of the Positive Psychology Center) brought the term and science of positive psychology into being in 1998. Positive Psychology is defined as, “… the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life” (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000).

“Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.”

Because I am drawn to this strengths-based view of the human experience, I pursued and earned a certificate on the science of positive psychology through the University of Pennsylvania via Coursea.

Bibliotherapy, Poetry Therapy & Therapeutic Writing​

My personal and professional experience has convinced me of the immense healing power of writing, journaling, and poetry. I am an active member of the National Association of Poetry Therapy.

“Bibliotherapy literally means books, or literature, to serve or help medically. Poetry Therapy is a specific and powerful form of bibliotherapy, unique in its use of metaphor, imagery, rhythm, and other poetic devices.”

Practices for Well-Being

My personal and professional experiences have convinced me of the immense importance of, and powerful tools for, self-care. Like the fields of positive psychology and poetry therapy, there is significant research showing powerful evidence of positive outcomes for those who integrate mindfulness, self-compassion, gratitude, and kindness into their lives.

“Self-care is an essential social work survival skill. Self-care refers to activities and practices that we can engage in on a regular basis to reduce stress and maintain and enhance our short- and longer-term health and well-being. Self-care is necessary for your effectiveness and success in honoring your professional and personal commitments.”

Let’s work together!

Work with me individually or participate in a supervision group, or both. My gift as a clinical supervisor is my ability to be fully present, deliberate, and invested in you and your professional development. I bring 34 years of social work practice and 19 years of teaching experience in social work education to the supervisory relationship. I will help you grow into your best professional self.

Contact me to discuss your needs for supervision.

I provide individual & group supervision for LSW-level & LGSW-level social workers seeking next-level licensure that meets the Minnesota Board of Social Work licensure requirements.

Mary TInucci