DSW Candidate – Tatyana Kitchen, LMSW, LMSW-CC, 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Sis, I Can Relate: Examining the Benefits of Impactful Relationships of African American Women in Clinical Supervision

DSW Candidate – Tatyana Kitchen, LMSW, LMSW-CC

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0


Sis, I Can Relate: Examining the Benefits of Impactful Relationships of African American Women in Clinical Supervision

This presentation highlights the lack of recognition for the importance of African American women in academic research and practical application in clinical social work. This matter is often disregarded because of the prevalence of cross-cultural clinical supervision. Strong and durable relationships lead to advancements in critical areas of clinical supervision, such as professional growth, cultural sensitivity, interpersonal communication, and power dynamics.

Introducing a new perspective by integrating cultural responsiveness and relationship-building frameworks, such as the Black Feminist Theory and the Relational-Cultural Theory, the Intracultural Feminist Clinical Supervision Approach offers a unique approach. This method deals with concerns such as countertransference, transference, burnout, compassion fatigue, and other adverse occurrences that can occur in clinical supervisory relationships. The content discusses the implications and recommendations for social work, emphasizing the creation of a toolkit with exercises, evaluations, educational information, and advocacy at various levels of social work practices—micro, mezzo, and macro levels, and how this framework can be applied to other racial-ethnic groups.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learners will be able to identify effective strategies for clinical supervision involving two African American women, focusing on an intra-culturally responsive approach for both supervisor and supervisee.
  2. Learners will be able to analyze the importance of intracultural clinical supervision and how to apply this method to different intra-racial-ethnic groups and practice settings.
  3. Learners will be able to recognize the vital functioning of anti-oppressive framework interventions involving social injustices and inequities in clinical social work practice among African American women.


Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.


Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.