NACSW Online Continuing Education

Providing Spiritually Sensitive Supervision for Social Workers and other Metal Health Professionals
Length: 2.0 hours
Primary Audience:
  • Social Workers, Supervisors
  • Students
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Counselors
  • Clergy, Human Services Workers
  • Congregational leaders
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours: 2.0

Christine E. Buckingham, PhD, LCPC, NCC,  
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Course Outline

Providing supervision, whether clinical supervision for entry level unlicensed mental health professionals or professional supervision to licensed experienced social workers, is an opportunity to aid the sensitivity of the supervisee toward the client's spirituality. Spiritually sensitive supervision encompasses a view of self, others, the work, and the world. This workshop will address spiritually sensitive supervision by looking at the spiritual position of the supervisor and supervisee, the content of supervision and the context for supervision.


  • Social Work Ethics, Values, and Professional Relationships
  • Administration and Work with Organizations

Sample Content


Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

Articulate a working definition for supervision, sensitivity, spirituality, God/transcendence, and professional ethics regarding competency

Describe their own spiritual narrative, their spiritual growing edges, vulnerabilities, and strengths and how these affect their work with people who are alike and or different

Articulate a field-tested, empirically based model for providing spiritually sensitive supervision and have goals for their own spiritual growth


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Christine E. Buckingham, PhD, LCPC, NCC, is the founder and Executive Director of Life Christian Counseling Network, a leader in Christian mental health in the Washington DC metro region. Their mission is to provide clinically excellent, Christian counseling to individuals, couples and families; consultation and training to pastors and churches; clinical supervision and training to masters' level graduate students and new professionals, and advanced clinical training to professional counselors and social workers. Chris holds a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University, a Masters in Human Services Counseling, and a Post Master's Certificate of Advanced Counseling Studies. She is a Maryland Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor for LCPC's by the MD Board of Professional Counselor and Therapists, and a Nationally Certified Counselor.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 2.0 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.