Full Course Description
Certificate Course in Clinical Supervision: Confidently Address Difficult Issues and Build a Foundation for Success
- Establish best practices for providing clinical supervision, including the use of a written informed consent contract and thorough documentation procedures.
- Compare and contrast various models of clinical supervision, including advantages and disadvantages of each, and ascertain how each may be applied to the practice of clinical supervision.
- Summarize four key characteristics of an optimal supervisory alliance relationship that promotes professional development within the supervisee.
- Develop specific clinical skills for repairing a rupture in the supervisory alliance.
- Construct a clinical supervision genogram to gain insight and understanding into the professional identity of the clinical supervisor.
- Demonstrate the use of summative and formative feedback strategies as they relate to clinical supervision practices.
- Utilize various observation methods for the purpose of providing continued education and guidance for supervisees.
- Develop methods for identifying and managing cultural and contextual factors that may negatively impact the supervisor-supervisee dyad.
- Establish standards for identifying and addressing cultural or contextual bias within both the supervisory and the therapeutic relationship.
- Implement strategies for strengthening the supervisory alliance within a group supervision setting in order to facilitate learning and professional development.
- Apply at least four supervisory tools to evaluate the competency of a supervisee in a clinical setting.
- Ascertain the ethical and legal risks associated with the role of a clinical supervisor and develop skills to circumvent those risks when possible.
Getting Started: How to Optimize the Initial Supervision Sessions
Models of Clinical Supervision: Find the Right Fit for You and Your Setting
- Establish roles and responsibilities
- How to write a comprehensive Informed Consent Agreement and Supervisory Contract
- Set clear expectations for supervision
- Who supervises the supervisor?
- Documentation: If it’s not in writing, it didn’t happen
The Supervisory Alliance: Building a Foundation for Everyone’s Success
- Social role
- Practice: Developing your own model of supervision
Techniques and Strategies for Effective Supervision
- Overcome supervisee resistance, anxiety and transference
- Manage power dynamics and counter-transference
- Attend to attachment ruptures in the relationship
- Self-disclosure: Why, when, and for whom
- Practice: Supervisory relationship strengthening techniques
Cultural Competence: Proactive Treatment of Cultural Differences
- Know Yourself: Self-Reflection Builds Supervisor Identity
- Clinical Supervisor Genogram
- Engage in reflectivity
- When to seek your own supervision
- Give Effective Feedback: Having Hard Conversations
- Summative versus formative feedback
- The ratio you must know to give corrective feedback
- Specific counselor interventions
- Explore the inner world of the supervisee
- Activation triggers
- Observation Methods: Pros and Cons
- Live observation
- Audio-video recordings
- Interpersonal process recordings
- Mindfulness Practices to Support Supervisees
- Centering activities to begin each session
- Thought/meditation cards
- Breathing exercises
- Illustrate Supervisee/Client Interactions
- Resolve Supervisor/Supervisee Tensions
- Structure versus free reign
- Directive versus non-directive
- Nurture versus neutrality
- Reflectivity: More Than Active Listening
- Person of the therapist exercise
- Reflection letters
- When the supervisor-supervisee dyad is impacted
- Methods for identifying supervisee cultural and contextual background factors
- Strategies for increasing awareness of bias
- Ways to identify and manage micro-aggressions
- Practice: Having uncomfortable conversations about cultural differences
Legal/Ethical Issues: Protect Yourself, Protect Your License
- When to utilize groups
- Advantages of a group setting
- Tips for setting up group norms
- Methods for strengthening the supervisory alliance in group
- Practice: Role plays of group scenarios
- Know your code: ACES/ACA, APA, ASWB/NASW, AAMFT
- Are you a competent supervisor?
- How to evaluate supervisee competency
- Everything you need to know about:
- Standard of care
- Informed consent
- Privacy vs confidentiality
- Dual relationships
- Liability: Direct and vicarious
- Duty to Warn
- Social media/use of technology
- and more!
- Decision tree relevant to clinical supervision
- Practice: Handling an impaired supervisee