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Part 1 | Clinical Supervision: Providing Effective Supervisions, Navigating Ethical Issues and Managing Risk

This two-day course was developed for experienced, post-graduate, licensed clinicians who are interested in or have been providing clinical supervision. It is an intermediate level course designed to introduce practitioners to best practices for providing clinical supervision. The presentation reviews models of clinical supervision and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each model, details building blocks for the provision of competent supervision, discusses individual versus group supervision, suggests various observation models to enhance feedback and demonstrates constructive feedback strategies.

As supervision is often a multicultural experience, potential supervisors are taught to identify personal values, biases and expectations and utilizes skills, techniques and strategies for supervising diverse populations. Every discipline recognizes the importance of clinical supervision in training new practitioners and has established specific guidelines related to supervision. This course reviews the major ethical issues involved in supervision, discusses key legal issues associated with supervision and provides specific risk management strategies to address these ethical and legal issues

This experiential, in-depth seminar details the supervisory process, answers your questions about ethical issues, risk and liability, and prepares you to deliver competent clinical supervision.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Develop best practices for providing clinical supervision, including the use of a written supervisory contract and thorough documentation procedures.
  2. Analyze models of clinical supervision, including advantages and disadvantages of each.
  3. Apply the six building blocks of providing competent supervision.
  4. Conduct a self -assessment of your competencies as a supervisor.
  5. Demonstrate the use of constructive feedback strategies as they relate to clinical supervision practice.
  6. Utilize various observation methods for the purpose of providing ongoing feedback for supervisees to improve their clinical skills.
  7. Create a detailed professional development plan for supervisees.
  8. Establish standards for identifying and addressing cultural or contextual bias within both the supervisory and the therapeutic relationship and developing “cultural humility”.
  9. Identify personal values, bias and expectations and use skills, techniques and strategies for supervising diverse populations.
  10. Use specific strategies for dealing effectively with an impaired supervisee.
  11. Provide timely, clear, descriptive feedback to supervisees using multiple formats, methods and techniques.
  12. Recognize the key legal issues and risks involved in being a clinical supervisor, particularly vicarious liability.
  13. Articulate the major ethical issues involving supervision including: Competence, due process, informed consent, confidentiality, and multiple/dual relationships.
  14. Summarize risk management strategies for supervision.

Outline

Getting Started: How to Optimize the Initial Supervision Sessions

  • Establish roles and responsibilities < /li>
  • How to write a comprehensive Informed Consent Agreement and Supervisory Contract
  • Setting clear expectations for supervision
  • Documentation: If it’s not in writing, it didn’t happen
  • Types of supervision: Individual, group, team, peer, case consultation
  • Practice Exercise: Writing a Supervisory contract for Ned Newbie
The Supervisory Alliance: Building a Foundation for Everyone’s Success
  • 10 myths about clinical supervision
  • Supervision versus consultation
  • Must-have knowledge, skills and attitude of the competent supervisor
  • 10 factors contributing to the “best” and “worst” supervisors
  • The Supervisee’s Bill of Rights
  • The Building Blocks of Effective Supervision:
    • Competency
    • Diversity
    • Supervisee relationship
    • Professionalism
    • Assessment/evaluation/feedback
  • Practice Exercise: Competency-Based Supervisor Self-Assessment
Models of Clinical Supervision: Find the Right Fit for You and Your Setting
  • Administrative versus clinical supervision
  • Models of supervision:
    • The “No-Model” model
    • Apprentice-master
    • Expert
    • One-size-fits all
    • Psychotherapy-based
    • Parallel process
    • Interactional
    • Relationship
    • Developmental
    • Holistic
The Evaluation Process: The Key to Effective Supervision
  • Legal and ethical implications
  • Formats, methods, and techniques
  • Formative evaluation versus summative evaluation
  • 6 steps for handling a negative evaluation
Give Effective Feedback: Having Hard Conversations
  • Six guiding principles for giving feedback
  • How to structure constructive feedback
  • Improve your constructive feedback skills
  • ”Unhelpful” constructive feedback
  • Practice Exercise: Role Play – The Supervisor From Hell Provides Feedback To The Problematic Supervisee
  • Practice Exercise: Role Play – The Constructive and Effective Supervisor Meets the Open Supervisee with an Issue
When Problems Arise: Resolve Supervisor/Supervisee Tensions
  • The 8000 pound elephant in the room
  • 20 practical prevention strategies to avoid problems
  • Common problems in supervision
  • How to assess for supervisee limitations and impairment
  • Strategies for dealing with an impaired supervisee
  • Impairment and gatekeeping
  • How to write a Professional Development Plan
  • Practice Exercise: Writing a Performance Improvement Plan for Peter Problematica
Cultural Competence: Proactive Treatment of Cultural Differences
  • When the supervisor-supervisee dyad is impacted
  • Methods for introducing the topic of multicultural differences
  • A continuum of cultural competence
  • Cultural humility
Ethical and Legal Issues in Supervision: Protect Yourself, Your License, Your Agency and Your Client
  • Legal primer for mental health practitioners
  • Standard of Care for supervision
  • Supervisory negligence/malpractice
  • Who’s responsible? Direct and vicarious liability
  • Ten activities required for ethical supervision
  • Core ethical principles
  • Supervisory ethical violations
  • Major ethical issues related to supervision
    • Competence
    • Due process
    • Informed consent
    • Confidentiality
    • Multiple/dual relationships
    • And more!
  • Boundary crossings versus boundary violations
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Social boundaries: Factors to consider
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks

Copyright : 01/25/2021

Part 3 | Clinical Supervision: Providing Effective Supervisions, Navigating Ethical Issues and Managing Risk

This two-day course was developed for experienced, post-graduate, licensed clinicians who are interested in or have been providing clinical supervision. It is an intermediate level course designed to introduce practitioners to best practices for providing clinical supervision. The presentation reviews models of clinical supervision and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each model, details building blocks for the provision of competent supervision, discusses individual versus group supervision, suggests various observation models to enhance feedback and demonstrates constructive feedback strategies.

As supervision is often a multicultural experience, potential supervisors are taught to identify personal values, biases and expectations and utilizes skills, techniques and strategies for supervising diverse populations. Every discipline recognizes the importance of clinical supervision in training new practitioners and has established specific guidelines related to supervision. This course reviews the major ethical issues involved in supervision, discusses key legal issues associated with supervision and provides specific risk management strategies to address these ethical and legal issues

This experiential, in-depth seminar details the supervisory process, answers your questions about ethical issues, risk and liability, and prepares you to deliver competent clinical supervision.

Copyright : 01/25/2021

Best Practices in Clinical Supervision: A Blueprint for Providing Effective and Ethical Clinical Supervision

Are you considering joining the ranks of those who are approved to provide this invaluable oversight of fellow professionals? Are you already a clinical supervisor and need to formalize and enhance your knowledge and skills? This recording presents a blueprint, based on established best practices, for providing effective and ethical clinical supervision.

Explore clinical supervision through the lens of critical legal, ethical, and risk management issues. Gain clarity on how to define the goals of supervision, as well as the responsibilities of both supervisor and supervisee. Analyze the “How Do I?” of clinical supervision, with details on individual vs. group supervision, case consultation, interactive live supervision, audio and video sessions, and other methods and techniques. Determine how to meet, and then exceed, your obligations regarding competence, confidentiality, vicarious liability, and other standards.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of supervisor and supervisee.
  2. Choose the most effective model of clinical supervision for a particular setting.
  3. Determine how to properly use various methods and techniques of clinical supervision.
  4. Demonstrate how to avoid and resolve ethical, legal, and risk management problems that arise in clinical supervision.
  5. Utilize various tools available for evaluating supervisees and supervision.
  6. Determine how to meet standards of competence, confidentiality, and vicarious liability.

Outline

ESTABLISH ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Administrative vs. clinical supervision
  • Role of the clinical supervisor
  • Teaching supervisees how to use supervision effectively
  • Assisting supervisees in taking an active role

CHOOSE THE MOST EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION MODEL FOR YOUR SETTING

  • Developmental models
  • Psychotherapy based models
  • Integrative models
  • Parallel process model
  • The supervisee as “patient”

MASTER EFFECTIVE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF SUPERVISION

  • Multicultural supervision
  • Individual vs. group supervision
  • Co-therapy vs. co-responsibility
  • Case consultation
  • Written activities and case notes
  • Live observation
  • Interactive live supervision
  • Audio and video recording of sessions
  • Experiential methods

AVOID AND RESOLVE PROBLEMS THAT ARISE DURING SUPERVISION

  • Ethical
    • Supervisor competence
    • Informed consent
    • Boundary issues
    • Dual relationships
    • Supervisor/supervisee obligations
    • Incompetent or impaired supervisees
    • Sexual attraction
    • Confidentiality
    • Documentation
    • Evaluation and feedback
  • Legal
    • Vicarious liability
    • Standard-of-care
    • Negligence
    • Confidentiality vs. privilege
    • Duty to warn/report
    • Due process 
  • Risk management
    • Knowledge of ethical codes and mental health law
    • Supervision contracts
    • Boundaries of competence
    • Consultation supervision
    • Documentation
    • Ongoing training in supervision
    • Liability insurance coverage
    • Insuring confidentiality
    • Supervisory malpractice

PROPERLY EVALUATE SUPERVISEES AND SUPERVISION

  • Formative vs. summative evaluations
  • Criteria for evaluation
  • Standardization of methods
  • Self-evaluation
  • Objective evaluation tools
  • Supervisory evaluation
  • 360-degree feedback
  • Develop a supervisory plan

CASE STUDIES


Online Clinical Supervision: Best Practices for Every Clinician

Tele-supervision solves a lot of problems – particularly for licensees who don’t have access to high quality, affordable clinical supervisors, and even more so for clinicians who are seeking supervision within a specific specialty such as multicultural counseling or LGBTQ populations.

Join Rachel McCrickard, LMFT, founder of the first HIPAA-compliant video platform for providing clinical supervision, for this 1- hour recording highlighting best practices for distance supervision as well as the professional opportunities it presents. You’ll learn:

  • How states are shifting licensure rules to allow online supervision
  • A first look at recent research on the efficacy of tele-supervision
  • Best practices for establishing an online clinical supervision presence.  
  • The challenges of using this emerging modality, including ethical implications
  • And more!

Program Information

Outline

  • How states are shifting licensure rules to allow online supervision
  • A first look at recent research on the efficacy of tele-supervision
  • Best practices for establishing an online clinical supervision presence  
  • Review a sample Supervision Contract

Objectives

  1. Appraise recent research on the efficacy of tele-supervision
  2. Implement five best practices of delivering tele-supervision
  3. Determine where to find the rules and regulations relative to clinical supervision by state and/or professional board

Copyright : 04/15/2020