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Clinical Social Work Journal


This article aims to guide recent MSW graduates through the clinical supervision process. Frequently asked questions about supervision are addressed, including how to find a supervisor, the pros and cons of supervision inside or outside your organization, what the supervision will entail, and how supervision supports the supervisee in their work and professional development. This article also provides a best practices supervision framework with access to a Clinical Supervision Guidebook to demonstrate ways of implementing successful supervision that works for both the supervisee and supervisor. Located in the Appendix, the Guidebook outlines the relevant clinical supervisor and supervisee regulatory expectations in the state of Nebraska where it was developed. The Guidebook can be adapted to the regulatory expectations of other states and each individual’s needs. Through a Creative Commons share-alike license, users can read, adjust, and adapt the Supervision Guidebook created by the authors to include the licensure rules in their state and to fit each social worker’s specific supervisory expectations.


This version of the article has been accepted for publication, after peer review (when applicable) and is subject to Springer Nature’s AM terms of use, but is not the Version of Record and does not reflect post-acceptance improvements, or any corrections. The Version of Record is available online at:

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