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.
Getting Started: How to Optimize the Initial Supervision Sessions
- Develop best practices for providing clinical supervision, including the use of a written supervisory contract and thorough documentation procedures.
- Analyze models of clinical supervision, including advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Apply the six building blocks of providing competent supervision.
- Conduct a self -assessment of your competencies as a supervisor.
- Demonstrate the use of constructive feedback strategies as they relate to clinical supervision practice.
- Utilize various observation methods for the purpose of providing ongoing feedback for supervisees to improve their clinical skills.
- Create a detailed professional development plan for supervisees.
- Establish standards for identifying and addressing cultural or contextual bias within both the supervisory and the therapeutic relationship and developing “cultural humility”.
- Identify personal values, bias and expectations and use skills, techniques and strategies for supervising diverse populations.
- Use specific strategies for dealing effectively with an impaired supervisee.
- Provide timely, clear, descriptive feedback to supervisees using multiple formats, methods and techniques.
- Recognize the key legal issues and risks involved in being a clinical supervisor, particularly vicarious liability.
- Articulate the major ethical issues involving supervision including: Competence, due process, informed consent, confidentiality, and multiple/dual relationships.
- Summarize risk management strategies for supervision.
The Supervisory Alliance: Building a Foundation for Everyone’s Success
- Establish roles and responsibilities
- 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
Models of Clinical Supervision: Find the Right Fit for You and Your Setting
- 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:
- Supervisee relationship
- Practice Exercise: Competency-Based Supervisor Self-Assessment
The Evaluation Process: The Key to Effective Supervision
- Administrative versus clinical supervision
- Models of supervision:
- The “No-Model” model
- One-size-fits all
- Parallel process
Give Effective Feedback: Having Hard Conversations
- Legal and ethical implications
- Formats, methods, and techniques
- Formative evaluation versus summative evaluation
- 6 steps for handling a negative evaluation
When Problems Arise: Resolve Supervisor/Supervisee Tensions
- 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
Cultural Competence: Proactive Treatment of Cultural Differences
- 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
Ethical and Legal Issues in Supervision: Protect Yourself, Your License, Your Agency and Your Client
- When the supervisor-supervisee dyad is impacted
- Methods for introducing the topic of multicultural differences
- A continuum of cultural competence
- Cultural humility
- 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
- Due process
- Informed consent
- Multiple/dual relationships
- And more!
- Boundary crossings versus boundary violations
- Sexual misconduct
- Social boundaries: Factors to consider
- Limitations of the research and potential risks