Foundations of Clinical Supervision
Online Course Materials: Articles Audios Articles Videos
Course fulfills the California six hour Supervision Requirement for psychologists (by BOP) and for MFTs (by BBS). More Information >
It also fulfills the supervision requirement in other states. Verify requirements with your state board.
General Course Description
In this intermediate level course you will become familiar with the purpose and process of clinical supervision. You will review the currently accepted models for conducting supervision, the requirements posed by various licensing bodies, the skills and qualities of supervisor and supervisee, which promote effective supervision, and the ethics associated with supervisory relationships. Whether your interest is simply the expansion of knowledge of all things clinical or whether you are considering becoming a supervisor, this course will expand your understanding of supervision and its impacts.
The course is composed of twelve documents. The first document is a brief introductory video which defines and describes clinical supervision.The next group of articles provide a thorough review of the requirements for supervision of trainees in Psychology, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapy (with emphasis on California laws and regulations). The next section presents the various models of supervision currently being used, the qualities and skills associated with effective supervisors and trainees, an alternative perspective about the process of clinical supervision and Evidenced Based Practices in use. The assessment of competency in supervision is reviewed, followed by an article which reviews all aspects of ethics and laws which are relevant to the supervisory experience. Two audiotaped interviews (transcripts provided) present the beliefs and opinions of David Wexler, Ph.D. and Debra Jedeikin, MFT, RPT regarding effective supervision. The final article discusses multicultural competencies required for cross-cultural supervision. Additional resources and references are provided for further study, but they are not part of the course.
- This course will teach the participant to
- Compare and contrast the various models of supervision.
- Differentiate between supervision and therapy.
- Identify the unique qualities and skills that effective supervisors and supervisees possess.
- Summarize the regulations posed by various licensing boards for supervision, especially in California.
- Relate the impact of culture and diversity on the supervisory process and relationship.
- Review the ethical, ethical decision-making and legal considerations in supervision.
- Structure and Process of Supervision
- Requirements, Responsibilities and Qualifications for Supervision in the fields of Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, and for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors and Licensed Educational Psychologists .
- Regulations Posed by Licensing Agencies
- Links to Boards’ & Licensing Agencies’ Regulations
- Supervision Models: Psychotherapy-based
- Psychodynamic Model
- Client Centered Model
- Cognitive Behavioral Model
- Systems Model
- Non-Psychotherapy-based Models of Supervision
- Developmental Models of Supervision
- Loganbill, et al. & Stoltenberg & Delworth
- Role Perspective Models
- Bernard’s Model & Holloway’s Model
- Developmental Models of Supervision
- Effective Supervision
- General Styles & Presentation
- Supervisor Characteristics and Skills
- Gender and Perceived Stereotypes
- Theoretical Orientation, Interaction and Learning Styles
- BTI Types
- Negative-Harmful Supervision
- Supervisee Characteristics and Skills
- Attachment Style
- Self-presentation and Self-disclosure
- Interaction and Learning Styles
- Theoretical Orientation
- Gender & Perceived Stereotypes
- Evidenced Based Practices
- Assessment of the Trainee
- Knowledge and Skills
- Personal Dynamics
- Formal Assessment Tools
- Supervision Ethics
- Legal Aspects of Supervision in Psychotherapy (w/ emphasis on CA Law)
- Impacts of Culture and Diversity on the Supervisory Relationship and Process