• Culturally “Competent” Supervision


Culturally “Competent” Supervision

SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:15 pm

Deadline for registration is September 14

3 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency professionals in prevention in domain CC and clinical supervisors in domain S2.

Level of Course | 200 Intermediate

Culturally “competent” supervision refers to supervision guided by knowledge of culture as it relates to ethnicity, race, age, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, immigration status, literacy, and mental/physical disability. This course will encourage supervisors to explore how they are impacted by their own and their supervisees’ cultures within the supervisory relationship. Furthermore, obstacles to supervisees’ success will be examined by taking into consideration the unique cultural context and history of the individual. Attendees will be able to leave the workshop with a variety of skills, tools, and interventions to support them through the supervisory process. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. To provide supervisors and educators with the knowledge, understanding, and clarity necessary to engage in the inclusion of cultural considerations in education, training, and overall supervision
  2. To educate and encourage supervisors and educators to incorporate an effective cross-cultural practice into supervision
  3. To aid supervisors/educators in early identification of those who are having difficulties with issues such as:
    • Professional conduct and behavior
    • Use of self/Self Disclosure
    • Boundaries
    • Mental Health/Drug & Alcohol Issues
    • Religious differences
    • Cultural differences
    • Gender/Sexual Orientation differences
    • SES differences
    • To provide supervisors/educators with helpful interventions and tools to utilize with supervisees


  • 10:00am – Introduction
  • 10:05am – Interactive Lecture, Research Evaluation, Exercises, Activities
  • 11:30am – Break
  • 11:45am – Interactive Lecture, Research Evaluation, Exercises, Activities
  • 1:00pm – Q&A
  • 1:15pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by Rachel Weaver, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, DBTC, REAT, RMT, RYT-200

Owner and CEO, WiseMind Consulting & Wellness LLC

Rachel graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. Rachel has worked with children, teens, adults, the elderly, and groups since 2006. She has been employed as a clinician, supervisor, educator, and clinical director in community mental health agencies, private practices, universities, colleges, and substance abuse agencies. Currently, she is a contracted Social Work lecturer/professor, clinical internship liaison, and supervisor at The Ohio State University. (In addition to being the owner and CEO of WiseMind Consulting & Wellness LLC). As a social work and chemical dependency supervisor, Rachel provides ongoing guidance and supervision to students, interns, and clinicians; both within and outside of her private practice. Expanding knowledge within the field, she presents continuing education workshops on topics such as DBT, EMDR, supervision, ethics, cultural humility, DSM-5, and many more. Her certifications and training include: First woman in the state of Ohio certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Certified in EMDR (and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant); Certified Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator. Presently, Rachel is a doctoral student getting her Ph.D. in Integrative Health & Psychology.


Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Deadline for registration is September 14

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068