Implementing Best Practices in Clinical Supervision with an Eye on Ethics (Virtual Event)

Friday, 9 July 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

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Friday, 9 July 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

Implementing Best Practices in Clinical Supervision with an Eye on Ethics (Virtual Event)

Presented by Teresa A. Cooley-Bennett, LCSW, LSCSW, CCDP-D, TTS

*** This course meets the 3.0 hour Ethics requirement for licensure renewal. ***      OR     ***This course meets 3.0 hour Supervision requirement for renewal of acceptable supervisors for licensure***


Providing clinical oversight and supervision in the delivery of services to vulnerable populations is a common responsibility of social workers.  Because of the unique challenges experienced, opportunities for ethical dilemmas and vicarious liability are not uncommon.   As supervisors, we are accountable not only for our own ethical behavior, but for the behavior of others including colleagues and supervisees.  This continuing education program will provide an overview of common ethical principles with a special emphasis on Vicarious Liability or the doctrine of “imputed negligence”.  As an important aspect of practice, resources for identifying, managing, and preventing ethical violations will be provided with the goal being excellent customer service to our clients, supervisees, colleagues, and agencies. This workshop meets the ethics requirements for licensure.


  • Participants will be provided with an understanding and overview of common ethical principles related to Clinical Supervision
  • Participants will define Vicarious Liability and will discuss the variety of ways that supervisors can be held accountable for Vicarious Liability or “imputed negligence”
  • Potential Ethical Dilemmas that arise from Vicarious Liability will be considered and options for managing the dilemma will be introduced
  • Participants will examine strategies that will aide in the prevention of ethical violations and will determine how to address good, better, and best responses to common dilemmas in supervision
Ms. Terri Cooley- Bennett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MO), a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (KS), a Co-occurring Disorders Professional-Diplomate (MO) and a Tobacco Treatment Specialist.  Ms. Cooley-Bennett is the Outreach Services Manager at Swope Health Services, a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center and Certified Community Behavioral Health Center.  She is experienced as a presenter, workshop leader, and educator and served as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare.  She provides field instruction for social work students.  In addition, she provides Continuing Education for professionals and has been a speaker and workshop presenter for various agencies and groups for over 20 years.  Ms. Cooley-Bennet speaks and serves on the board of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Missouri Chapter and is  trained with the National NASW Office of Ethics and Professional Review.

NASW Missouri Chapter

The National Association of Social Workers Missouri Chapter is the largest professional association of social workers in the state, with over 1,400 members. Our members represent NASW throughout the state, living and working in rural, suburban, and urban counties. Our members work in wide range of settings among diverse populations. The Missouri Chapter office is located in in downtown Jefferson City, just blocks from the Capital Building. We are a non-profit professional membership organization for degreed social workers as well as students matriculating through Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited schools.

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