Supervision for Social Work Licensure in MN
Seeking a Supervisor?
The Professional Matrix will assist you in finding a supervisor!
We are committed to providing this valuable service to individuals
statewide. The Professional Matrix hopes to be able to provide a network of
supervision to social workers in all areas of Minnesota.
TPM offers a statewide resource for supervision. We have most areas in MN covered with contracted supervisors.
The Professional Matrix hopes to connect you with supervisors in your area and offers helpful information and handouts regarding supervision.
How does supervision benefit your employer?
This document will strengthen your case in employers assisting with payment for supervision.
Need help explaining why Supervision should be paid for as a work expense to Employers?
How do I begin to ask my employer to pay for my supervision?
document will assist you in how, and when to ask for reimbursement for supervision for licensure.
This document is an executive summary of research from the American Public Human Services Association. This interesting survey of child welfare administrators and managers from 42 states shows that supervision was an important factor in influencing hiring and retention of child welfare workers and supervisors. This is research that may be helpful to provide to employers on your behalf.
Affordability is a top priority for The Professional Matrix, our supervisors will have an interest in sharing
their knowledge, experience and commitment to the profession of social work.
Supervisors are licensed to practice in the state of Minnesota and will have met the required training for supervision and will provide supervisee's with the documentation they have given to the MN Board of Social Work. For supervision rates, see the Supervision Rate below.
Per state of MN regulations, 1/2 of supervision requirements must be in one to one, face to face supervision. The supervisee will receive supervision in the following content areas:
- Development of professional values and responsibilities
- Practice skills
- Authorized scope of practice
- Ensuring continuing competence
- Ethical standards of practice
Clinical supervision will also include:
- The diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral illness and disturbances
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Requirements for Supervision
The below information is a general guide, however for a more complete description of requirements, questions, laws, and definitions, please refer to the MN Board of Social Work.
A Supervisee will need to complete a supervision plan required by the MN Board of Social Work.
All supervisors- for all levels of licensure- will need to have completed 30 hours of education or training in supervision by 7/31/11.
After 7/31/11 supervisors will need 6 hours of continuing education in supervision every renewal period thereafter (after 2011).
Alternate Supervisor Requirements Effective August 1, 2012
Full details regarding the Alternate Supervisor Requirements may be found in
Minnesota Statutes 148E.120, subdivision 2.
25% Supervision Hours Provided by Alternate Supervisor
If supervision hours received from an alternate supervisor exceed the 25% limitation, a portion of supervision may be denied. The supervisee and the supervisor are responsible to track the supervision hours, including the number of supervision hours received from an alternate supervisor.
Up to 25% of the required supervision hours may be provided by an alternate supervisor who is licensed and qualified to provide supervision according to their respective licensing board and is a Mental Health Professional as defined in Minnesota Statutes 245.462
Please refer to the MN Board of Social Work for additional information, questions or concerns.