This Early Career Committee Zoom Meeting will be a chance to meet other recent graduates and discuss how to make the most out of supervision, whether it's provided by your employer or you are paying for an outside supervisor. We'll cover the different supervision requirements in DC, MD and VA, and other supervision topics such as using supervision to develop your clinical sense, process recordings and case presentations as part of supervision, appropriate supervise-ee preparation for supervision sessions, inside vs. outside supervision, and the benefits and challenges of group supervision.
Beth is the mother of three grown sons and the grandmother of one granddaughter. Beth has been married for 38 years to Sam, a retired clergyman. Beth has been working in the field of social work since 1978 when she began working for the Fairfax County Department of Social Services with children in the foster care system. After earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2003, Beth has held positions in a variety of settings including: community mental health (working with victims of sexual abuse and coordinating a Victims of Crime Grant), medical social worker in a city hospital, mental health risk assessment in a county jail, Combat PTSD specialist at a Veterans’ Hospital, and as a marriage, family, and individual therapist in her own private practice setting.
Her areas of post-graduate training include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. Clinical areas of focus include: couple’s therapy, recovery from infidelity, anxiety, trauma, child sexual abuse, and compulsive sexual behavior addiction. Beth is a supervisor for IITAP (International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals) as well as a supervisor for those seeking to become LCSW’s in Virginia. Beth currently has a private practice in Falls Church, Virginia, and consults with a variety of religious denominations around the country on issues of clergy sexual misconduct.
Beth is currently in a private practice setting with approximately 10 other LCSW’s and LMFT’s who regularly meet for peer supervision. Beth also continues to participate in peer supervision as she seeks to hone her skills in EFT.
Anne S. Rafal, Ph.D., LCSW
Dr. Rafal has an MSW and PH. D in social work and over thirty years of experience in counseling, supervision, training, and consulting. Her LCSW supervision has included group and individual supervision in Texas and Virginia. She has taught in the George Mason University BSW and MSW program over the past few decades.
Currently Anne has an established private practice in Falls Church, Virginia. Her practice focuses on diversity issues and work with adolescents and adults and couples in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community. She uses a strength-based, solution-focused approach to help those with anxiety and depression, individuals facing career and life transitions, and individuals with anxiety and isolation.
Dr. Rafal is certified to provide individual and group supervision to social workers seeking licensure and ongoing skill development.
Karin J. Lee: Karin graduated with an MSW in 2016 and received her clinical DC licence in September 2019 -- with the guidance of 8 supervisors on this journey, including two outside supervisors.