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Intensive Course: Clinical Supervision-Confidently Address Difficult Issues and Build a Foundation for Success



You’ve worked hard to develop your clinical skills and advance your career. Now you’ve been promoted to clinical supervisor and you’re excited for the opportunity. But being a good clinician doesn’t guarantee you’ll be a competent supervisor. Do you know your legal and ethical responsibilities as a supervisor? What about how to handle an incompetent supervisee? Do you know which model of supervision is the right fit for you?

Or perhaps you’ve been a clinical supervisor for a while now and you’re looking for ways to breathe new life into your practice. Helping young professionals find their voice has been gratifying and rewarding, but you’re looking for fresh ideas to incorporate into your already established methods.

This recording digs deep into the supervisory process, answers your questions about 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
  • Ways to build the supervisory alliance so that common problems can be averted
  • 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 recording will equip you with tools and techniques you can immediately integrate into your supervision practice!


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.4
Faculty:
Lois Ehrmann
Duration:
10 Hours 22 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
13 Jun, 2018
Product Code:
POS053945
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.

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Continuing Professional Development Certificates PsychOz Publications, 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 10.25 hours CPD.

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Faculty

Lois Ehrmann Related seminars and products: 3

PhD, LPC, NCC/ACS


Lois Ehrmann, PhD, LPC, NCC/ACS, is the founder & executive director of The Individual and Family Choices Program in State College, Pennsylvania. She has over 32 years of professional counseling experience and over 18 years of clinical supervision experience. She holds the following credentials: Clinical Supervisor (ACS) & National Certified Counselor (NCC), Registered ATTACh Clinician, Certified Attachment Focused Family Therapist, Certified IFS (CSL) Therapist, Certified EMDR Clinician & Approved Consultant (EMDRIA), and Certified Trauma Specialist (CTTS).

She is also an affiliated assistant professor at Penn State University in the Department of Counselor Education & Supervision since 2004. In the most recent years of teaching she has focused on skill development in masters level counselors and clinical supervision skills for doctoral level professional helpers. Lois is a sought after clinical supervisor in her geographic area and thoroughly enjoys teaching and mentoring new clinicians. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lois Ehrmann is founder and executive director of The Individual and Family CHOICES Program. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Lois Ehrmann has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Objectives

  1. Establish best practices for providing clinical supervision, including the use of a written informed consent 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 four key characteristics of an optimal supervisory alliance relationship that promotes professional development within the supervisee.
  4. Develop specific clinical skills for repairing a rupture in the supervisory alliance.
  5. Construct a clinical supervision genogram to gain insight and understanding into the professional identity of the clinical supervisor.
  6. Demonstrate the use of summative and formative feedback strategies as they relate to clinical supervision practices.
  7. Utilize various observation methods for the purpose of providing continued education and guidance for supervisees.
  8. Develop methods for identifying and managing cultural and contextual factors that may negatively impact the supervisor-supervisee dyad.
  9. Establish standards for identifying and addressing cultural or contextual bias within both the supervisory and the therapeutic relationship.
  10. Implement strategies for strengthening the supervisory alliance within a group supervision setting in order to facilitate learning and professional development.
  11. Apply at least four supervisory tools to evaluate the competency of a supervisee in a clinical setting.
  12. Ascertain the ethical and legal risks associated with the role of a clinical supervisor and develop skills to circumvent those risks when possible.

Outline

Getting Started: How to Optimize the Initial Supervision Sessions
  • 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
Models of Clinical Supervision: Find the Right Fit for You and Your Setting
  • Psychodynamic
  • Social role
  • Developmental
  • Psychotherapy-based
  • Attachment-focused
  • Practice: Developing your own model of supervision
The Supervisory Alliance: Building a Foundation for Everyone’s Success
  • 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
Techniques and Strategies for Effective Supervision
  • 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
    • Parts maps
    • Diagrams
  • 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
    • Journaling
Cultural Competence: Proactive Treatment of Cultural Differences
  • 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
Group Supervision
  • 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
Legal/Ethical Issues: Protect Yourself, Protect Your License
  • 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
    • Boundaries
    • 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

Target Audience

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

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"Great course! Recommending it to others!"

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