A Little More Supervision Won’t Hurt: Group Work as a Supplemental Supervision Method at the Bachelor’s Level

  • Rolanda L. Ward Niagara University
  • Cassandra Daniels Daemen College
Keywords: group work, supervision, field education


Supervision is an important component of professional development for social work students. Supervision helps students process decision-making and link practice decisions to social work competencies, knowledge, and values. Even though social work educators know supervision is critical to the learning process, we also know the realities of field educators’ schedules. Therefore, it is important for field staff to develop supplemental methods of supervision that will provide students consistent and thorough feedback. This article explores the implementation of a supplemental supervision model in field seminar in order to deepen students’ connections to theory and practice.