I find the most effective supervision encompasses all four of these areas:
Clinical Supervision should first provide checks and balances for your work. It provides oversight to be sure you are providing effective, ethical and legal services to clients. Supervision should also help the therapist or social worker develop their skills and help prepare them for licensure. Supervision should provide a safe place to explore professional development such as career goals, burnout, problems or frustrations in your current employment.
These are the clinical supervision topics I commonly address with pre-LCSW clinicians:
My goal as a supervisor and consultant is to meet you where you're at, develop your confidence and understanding, and support you each step of the way in your professional journey.