Coaching Social Workers

Virtual Supervision and Consultation Sessions for Social Workers 

Are you a social worker working in the health sector for the 1st time, and you feel out of your depth?

Consider booking a personal virtual supervision consultation session with Linda Greeff who is an experienced clinical oncology and palliative care social worker.

Clinical supervision is an integral part of professional development in oncology and palliative care social work. Social workers in these fields work with patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses, complex treatment options and end-of-life decision making.

The emotional and psychological toll of this work can be significant and may lead to burnout, compassion fatigue and moral distress.

Therefore, clinical supervision is necessary to support social workers or other healthcare workers in providing high quality care while protecting their own well-being.

Clinical supervision in oncology and palliative care social work is defined as “a collaborative process in which a social worker with more experience and expertise provides guidance, support, and feedback to a less experienced social worker to enhance their clinical practice, promote ongoing learning and self-awareness, and ensure ethical, culturally sensitive, and evidence-based care” (Kamau et al., 2021, p. 9).

Supervision can take various forms, including individual or group sessions, peer support and case consultation. Research has shown that clinical supervision can improve social workers’ knowledge and skills, enhance their ability to cope with stress, and reduce burnout and turnover rates (Dorsey et al., 2012; Waddington & Fletcher, 2014).

In addition, supervision can facilitate the development of a reflective practice, promote ethical decision-making, and ensure that social workers are providing culturally responsive and evidence-based care (Gilbert et al., 2018).

In conclusion, clinical supervision is an essential component of oncology and palliative care social work practice. It provides social workers and healthcare workers with the support and guidance necessary to provide high quality care while protecting their own well-being.

Supervision can improve social workers’ knowledge and skills, facilitate reflective practice, and ensure that care is ethical, culturally responsive, and evidence based.

Book your virtual supervisions session

Please note: Training currently only available Wednesdays between 13:00 to 19:00 
Costs R800 per session (Time I hour -1.30 hours)
Sessional fees for virtual supervisions and consultation session are R800 per 1.30 hour.
Please complete form (opens in separate window) to register and pay here.
If you need to cancel your session for any reason the fee will be kept for the next date you are able to book (For a max of 3)


  • Dorsey, L. M., Murdock, J. L., & Epstein, I. (2012). Clinical supervision in social work: A review of the research literature. Journal of Social Work, 12(1), 3-21.
  • Gilbert, P., Jackson, D., & Norman, I. (2018). Clinical supervision and the development of reflective practice in nursing: A systematic review. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8(7), 78-88.
  • Kamau, J. K., Camlin, C., & Kaimenyi, S. (2021). Clinical supervision in social work practice: A scoping review. Clinical Social Work Journal, 49(1), 9-23.
  • Waddington, K., & Fletcher, J. (2014). Clinical supervision in healthcare: An evidence-based guide. Routledge.