The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Past Events

Mindfulness in Supervisory Relationship: Deepening Skillful Practice

Co-sponsored by the Supervision Institute & the Spirituality Institute


Friday, December 14, 2012 - Friday, December 14, 2012

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Anderson Student Center - South Woulfe Hall - St. Thomas Campus


$75.00 pre-registration, $80.00 at the door

Event Notes:

This three-hour workshop will give participants the opportunity to apply mindfulness theory and practices to their supervisory relationships.  The workshop will include an overview of mindfulness concepts, an introduction to a variety of focused meditation practices, and an overview of the essential elements of the supervisory relationship.  Most of the workshop will be experiential in nature.  Participants are encouraged to bring their challenges in supervision.  We will work with the meditation practices and a series of self-reflection questions and will invite participants to apply these tools to their experiences in supervision.  This workshop will strengthen participants’ capacity to transform challenging supervisory relationships.

Stacy Husebo, MSW LICSW, Field Faculty, SCU/UST School of Social Work
Felicia Sy, MSW, PhD LICSW, Assistant Professor, SCU/UST School of Social Work
Tamara L. Kaiser PhD LICSW, LMFT, Professor Emerita, SCU/UST School of Social Work

Participants will:
1. Understand the basic tenets of mindfulness theory.
2.  Learn how to do three or four meditation practices.
3.  Identity aspects of themselves and of their supervisees or supervisors that influence their attitudes regarding power and authority and their ability to create shared meaning and trust in their supervisory relationships in particular.
4.  Use meditation and mindfulness skills and questions for self reflection to work with challenges in their supervisory relationships