This course goes beyond the mechanics of supervision -- the contract, the tasks, and the troubleshooting, all of which are included here -- and into why you supervise in the first place. Ben Caldwell encourages supervisors to view their role as one that includes much more than teaching clinical skills and monitoring progress. The role of the supervisor is to motivate, inspire, and instill hope. This course doesn’t just show you how to do supervision -- it shows you how to create a good clinician.
Supervision is the cornerstone of the apprenticeship model that has been used to craft new mental health professionals for more than 100 years. For new supervisors, the task can be overwhelming. In this course, we review what it takes to supervise well: The work, and the ways of being. Topics include the role of the supervisor, legal and ethical responsibilities of supervisors, models of supervision, troubleshooting (including addressing unethical or incompetent supervisees), the supervision contract, and supervision tasks.
6 Hours CE. Video Format.
Identify three key components of supervision that produce more effective supervisees
Implement a strategy to fulfill at least five key legal and ethical responsibilities for supervisors
Develop clear and effective supervision plans
Develop remediation plans for struggling supervisees
- What does it mean to be a good supervisor
- The nature of the supervision relationship
- Ethical and legal responsibilities
- Measurement and evaluation
- Crisis and safety issues
- Supervision resources
- Supervision models
- Supervision styles
- Addressing areas of difference
- Supervision plan
- Context of supervision
- Difficult conversation
Dr. Caldwell has been supervising master’s-level therapists since 2008, working in both clinic and private-practice settings. He contributed chapters to Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Supervision and Culturally Sensitive Supervision and Training.
Format & Length:
Video format; Total running time 6 hours, 7 minutes
Clinical Practice (Supervision)
Intermediate. This course is designed for those with significant clinical experience who may be new to the supervisory role and relationship.
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.
Who Should Attend:
Counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Because of the extended length of this course, your purchase grants access to all course materials for 90 days.
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.
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NAADAC Approval Status:
This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.