Clinical Supervision: Foundations (15hrs CE)
Price: $180.00

ABOUT THE COURSE:

This 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 is divided into five 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. Following the in-depth review of IDM, there is a review of different theoretical approaches to supervision as well as how to use technology in supervision.

The third part of this course provides a review of a benchmark law and ethics test that can be completed by new supervisees to help supervisors understand the supervisee’s knowledge level and identify what additional support or training the supervisee will need. This section also includes an overview of documentation requirements and best practices in supervision. 

Part four 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.

 

INSTRUCTORS:

Sharon Greene is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sharon 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.

Amanda Rowan is an LCSW and the founder and CEO of the Therapist Development Center. Amanda graduated with honors from Dartmouth College where she majored in Neuroscience. She earned her Masters in Social Welfare at UCLA. Since founding the Therapist Development Center in 2008, Amanda has prepared more than 50,000 therapists nationwide to pass their state licensing exams.  She is a certified Gestalt Therapist who has worked with a wide variety of clients in a range of settings over the past 20 years.  She is a highly effective instructor who has a passion for collaborating with seasoned therapists who understand what works because they do it every day.  

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE:

This workshop is designed for mental health clinicians with two or more years of post- licensure experience who are interested in developing or enhancing their clinical supervision skills.

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: 5/30/21-5/30/24. Social workers completing this course receive 15 continuing education credits.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

As a result of participating in this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate the main role of a supervisor and their expected competencies

  2. Articulate the importance of a supervisory model

  3. Explain the Integrated Developmental Model and how it can be applied in the
    supervisory setting

  4. Define the four different levels of supervisees according to the integrated developmental model

  5. Articulate what a supervisor needs to do to meet the needs of supervisees at each level

  6. Describe best practices for documentation

  7. Articulate the areas that a supervisor needs to assess in order to understand their supervisee’s developmental level

  8. Explain how the benchmark law and ethics test can be beneficial to administer with new supervisees

  9. Integrate the use of constructive feedback in the supervisory relationship

  10. Assist supervisees to recognize and manage their countertransference

CE Credits - 15 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." 

California MFT requirements: https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/mft/mft_supervisor_information.pdf

California Social Work requirements: https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/lcs/asw_supervisor_info.pdf

California PCC requirements: https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/lpc/lpc_supervisor_information.pdf

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: 5/30/21-5/30/24. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.

REGISTRATION: Please register online at www.therapistdevelopmentcenter.com 

HOW TO ACCESS THIS COURSE: Once registered, participants will be able to download the Powerpoints, handouts, and listen to recorded audio lectures. 

PRICE: $180

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: The participant will be able to print their certificate of completion immediately after receiving a score of 80% or better on the post test and completing the course evaluation.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Therapist Development Center email: help@therapistdevelopmentcenter.com

 

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