About This CE Course
This CE course will help both current and aspiring supervisors in developing and strengthening their supervisory skills. With the proper level of knowledge and competencies, supervisors can assist newer mental health professionals build their skills and preserve a higher level of professionalism in the field. This course provides 6 hours of CE.
This CE course is divided into four parts. The first part provides an overview of supervision and will review the role of a supervisor, expected competencies, and helpful/harmful characteristics of both the supervisor and supervisee. The second part will explain the importance of adopting a supervisory model and provide a detailed overview of the Integrated Developmental Model. The Integrated Developmental Model provides a roadmap for supervisors that enhances their understanding of their supervisee’s stage of development and assists the supervisor develop realistic expectations, build compassion and understanding, and allow them to offer interventions that align with their supervisee’s developmental needs and abilities. Part three covers the art of giving feedback, with a focus on the importance of corrective/constructive feedback. Many supervisors experience difficulties in offering this type of feedback; however, research shows that it is highly valued by supervisees and it is necessary for their professional development. The final section of this course will teach supervisors how to assist their supervisees identify and manage countertransference in their clinical relationships.
The instructor is Sharon Greene, LCSW. Ms. Greene has been adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California and California State University Northridge in the Graduate Social Work Departments for the past 5 years. She is currently the training director at Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center which is a nonprofit that provides mental health services to children and their families. She has been providing mental health services to children and their families for over 15 years. She is a certified therapist, supervisor and trainer in Interpersonal Psychotherapy by the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute. She has been providing training and supervision in this model for 5 years and has seen its efficacy in treating clients with multiple psychiatric disorders.
Participants will be able to:
- Articulate the main role of a supervisor and their expected competencies
- Articulate the importance of a supervisory model
- Explain the Integrated Developmental Model and how it can be applied in the supervisory setting
- Identify the different developmental levels of supervisees
- Utilize appropriate techniques in supervision based on a supervisee’s developmental level
- Integrate the use of constructive feedback in the supervisory relationship
- Assist supervisees to recognize and manage their countertransference
CE Credits - 6 Hours
Please check your state's specific requirements.
For the California BBS, licensed supervisors of associate MFTs and PCCs are required to complete a minimum of six (6) hours of supervision training within 60 days of commencement of supervision, and six (6) hours of supervision training each license renewal period. Licensed supervisors of associate social workers must complete an initial fifteen (15) hours of supervision training, and six (6) hours of supervision training each license renewal period.
NOTE: Licensed Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists are exempt from these requirement."
MFT requirements: https://www.bbs.
Social Work requirements: https://www.bbs.
PCC requirements: https://www.bbs.
Therapist Development Center, Provider #1449, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Therapist Development Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/30/2018 to 05/30/2021.