Trauma Informed Supervision

 Workshop Wednesday

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Event Description

In recent years there has been increased attention to the pervasiveness of trauma in the lives of individuals seeking behavioral health services. In response to the awareness of trauma and its impact, trauma-informed care approaches have been implemented to deliver services in a manner that does not re-traumatize. A key dimension of providing effective trauma-informed care is providing supervision that incorporates this approach and recognizes the potential impact of trauma on those who provide services.   


This webinar will focus on how the principles of trauma-informed care can be used to guide the supervisory process and relationship and how supervisors can be sensitive to those supervisees who may have experienced trauma.  


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the principles associated with trauma-informed care 

  • Understand the practice of trauma-informed supervision as a component of trauma-informed care 

  • Recognize the signs that may suggest that supervisee have experienced trauma and/or are experiencing secondary trauma  

  • Identify supervisory strategies to address the issue of trauma in supervisees who have their own trauma experiences 


Kenneth Flanagan












Dr. Kenneth Flanagan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of North Dakota. He currently serves as a curriculum developer for the Mountain Plains Mental Health and Addiction Technology Transfer Centers. Dr. Flanagan holds a license as a clinical social worker and provides counseling and behavioral management services with a clinical focus on depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and chronic pain. He received his MSW and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Dr. Flanagan has held a range of clinical and administrative positions in healthcare and community-based organizations. 

May 18, 2022
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