Group Supervision Program

Our team will be offering supervision groups for LSWAIC in Washington State, with the intention of providing more accessible and affordable high-quality supervision for clinicians early in their careers.  These groups are structured to support early career medical social workers and may include special guest speakers experienced in the content themes and/or group members’ areas of interest.  

We invite you to apply to join us to advance your understanding of the application of evidence-based best clinical practice while participating in a safe, reassuring, and professional environment. 

Please apply as soon as possible, and no later than April 25th.  Phone consultations for applicant screenings will begin in mid-April.

2021 Summer Series

Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

  1. May 11

  2. May 25

  3. June 8

  4. June 22

  5. July 6

  6. July 20

  7. August 3

  8. August 17

  9. August 31

  10. September 14

  11. September 21 (optional make-up session)

Please contact for information about the next scheduled group expected Fall 2021.

Approach and Topics

Groups will be structured around topics commonly encountered within healthcare settings, with a lens centered in equity and anti-racism, including:

  • Bio-psychosocial assessment and documentation

  • End-of Life/Palliative Care

  • Adjustment to illness

  • Self-care and burn-out

  • Ethics/boundaries/NASW Code

  • Brief developmental theories

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • DSM and mental health screening

  • Child abuse/neglect

  • Domestic violence assessment/ management, Coercive Control

  • Shared decision making, patient centered care, family centered care

  • Navigating large organizations/systems

Cost and Logistics

$36 per 90-minute session

$360 total for 10-session Series

Option to pay in 4 installments of $90 each

Didactic teaching, debriefing, and case consultation are core components of the group and will provide supervisees with a dynamic opportunity in which to grow clinical and leadership skills.


The group will be held virtually via confidential zoom until health guidelines allow us to meet in person. In-person meetings will then occur on First Hill at the Banister Seattle location

Co-facilitated by 

Gioia Gonzalez MSW, LICSW and Sheryl Kalbach MSW, LICSW                                                   

Gioia graduated from the University of Washington School of Social Work in 2007, and Sheryl graduated from Simmons College School of Social Work in 1999. 


This collaborative co-facilitation will draw from combined experiences in pediatric chronic and acute healthcare, child abuse/neglect, family violence, mental health and generalized medical social work practice, and is strengthened by core values of social justice, equity, compassion, and ethics.