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Intensive Course: Clinical Supervision: Confidently Manage Risk, Ethical Dilemmas and the Most Difficult Scenarios You’ll Face as a Supervisor

You’ve worked hard as a professional, developing clinical skills and intuition that have been invaluable. You’re ready to step into your next role: clinical supervisor. But being a good clinician isn’t enough to guarantee you’ll be a competent supervisor. Do you have the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide effective and ethical supervision?

Or maybe you’re already a clinical supervisor and your supervision has started feeling outdated, monotonous and boring. You find yourself going through the motions; supervising new clinicians just isn’t as rewarding as it once was. You’re left searching for ways to breathe new life into your practice.

In this experiential, in-depth recording you'll dig deep into the supervisory process, answers your questions about ethical issues, risk and liability, and prepares you to master the art and science of clinical supervision.

This workshop is specifically designed to teach you how to proactively handle and confidently address the most difficult issues faced by clinical supervisors today. You’ll learn:

  • How to write a solid Informed Consent Contract for supervision
  • 20 practical prevention strategies to avoid problems BEFORE they occur
  • Tactics for giving difficult or uncomfortable feedback
  • Strategies for managing an impaired or unethical supervisee
  • How to protect your license – avoid common pitfalls that lead to legal and ethical dilemmas

This interactive, experiential recording will help answer your questions and leaves you feeling inspired to provide comprehensive, ethical supervision to the next generation of clinicians!


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George Haarman
Two Full Days
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25 Feb, 2019
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 12 hours CPD.



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George B. Haarman, PsyD, LMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 40 years of experience working in a variety of settings, including private practice, youth detention centers, juvenile group homes, child protective services, and juvenile probation. Dr. Haarman completed basic and advanced supervisor training required by the Kentucky Board of Psychology Examiners and maintains approval by the Board to act as a supervisor. In his private practice, he has provided clinical supervision to clinical and counseling practicum students as well as consultation about clinical supervision to psychologists for over 25 years.

Dr. Haarman is a national speaker on clinical supervision, depression, school refusal, ADHD, emotional disorders in children and adults, and the DSM-5®. He is the author of three books: Clinical Supervision: Legal, Ethical, and Risk Management IssuesSchool Refusal: Children Who Can't or Won't Go to School, and Mastering DSM-5®. Dr. Haarman received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Spalding University in 1989. He has been an instructor at Jefferson Community College, Bellarmine University, and Spalding University.

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: George Haarman is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: George Haarman is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Kentucky Psychological Association. 

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  1. Establish best practices for providing clinical supervision, including the use of a written supervisory contract and thorough documentation procedures.
  2. 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.
  3. Summarize the six building blocks of providing competent supervision.
  4. Conduct a self-assessment of your competencies as a supervisor.
  5. Develop an effective supervisory contract with measurable goals and objectives.
  6. Demonstrate the use of constructive feedback strategies as they relate to clinical supervision practices.
  7. Utilize various observation methods for the purpose of providing ongoing feedback for supervisees to improve their clinical skills.
  8. Establish standards for identifying and addressing cultural or contextual bias within both the supervisory and the therapeutic relationship and developing “cultural humility”.
  9. Assess the advantages and disadvantages of various formats and methods for supervision.
  10. Improve your ability to provide constructive feedback to supervisees.
  11. Recognize the key legal issues and risks involved in being a clinical supervisor, particularly vicarious liability.
  12. Articulate the major ethical issues involving supervision including: Competence, due process, informed consent, confidentiality, and multiple/dual relationships.


Getting Started: How to Optimize the Initial Supervision Sessions
  • 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
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
    • Competence
    • 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
  • 6 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: Resolving Supervisor/Supervisee Tensions
  • The 8,000 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
  • 10 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

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 176


Holly H - TEUTOPOLIS, Illinois

"Great presentation of information. Presenter was easy to listen to and follow. Kept interest"

Selma J - CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

"The presentation was excellent! What I learned in this seminar will greatly enhance my supervisory skills!"

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