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Supervision: Advanced Topics, Ethics and Law

6 CE Credit Hours - Online Course - $59.00

Developed by Sage de Beixedon Breslin, Ph.D.
Course includes an article by Carol Falender, Ph.D.

Course fulfills the California six hour Supervision Requirement for psychologists (by BOP) and for MFTs (by BBS).
It also fulfills the supervision requirement in other states. Verify requirements with your state board.

Course may qualify for insurance discount. Check with your insurer.

Licensing Board Approvals for Psychologists, LMFTs, SWs, Counselors, & Nurses

More courses on Supervision and a 15 CE credit Supervision Package (for LCSWs)

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1. Sign up securely online.
2. Read articles.

3. Submit evaluation & post-test.
4. Print your certificate.


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This is an intermediate course on Supervision which outlines strategies for providing competency-based supervisory practices that limit risk and enhance professional development for all involved. While it is relatively easy to read about how to supervise, it is far more challenging to provide supervision that facilities learning, promotes passion for the profession, and encourages trainees to excel in their areas of expertise. For those who currently supervise, as well as those who are considering providing supervision for the first time, this course will both present clinical ideas and provide vignettes that will enhance your critical thinking and ethical decision-making.

This course is comprised of ten (10) articles. The first two articles provide basic information about creating optimal supervision and maintaining best practices for the supervisory experience. The next four articles review ethics in supervision and include models for ethical decision-making. Laws and Regulations are identified (especially for CA), and a Supervisorial "self-test" is provided. Clinical vignettes are provided to challenge your knowledge regarding supervision and to promote ethical decision-making skills. Additional resources and references are provided for further study, but they are not part of the course.



Educational Objectives:

    This course will teach the participant to
  • Demonstrate supervisor's competency.
  • Note optimal qualities and skills in both supervisor and supervisee.
  • Select a personal style for supervision.
  • Identify and manage challenging people and situations in the supervision process.
  • Utilize ethically-driven decision-making skills.
  • Review major professional organizations' Codes of Ethics on supervision and CA Law on supervision.

Course Syllabus:

  • Who you are makes a difference!
    • Optimal qualities and characteristics of the trainee
    • Optimal qualities and characteristics of the supervisor
  • How you do it makes a difference!
    • Basic Supervisor Competencies
  • Supervision Styles: Didactic, Role Modeling, Experiential
  • Developing Supervision: supervision changes as supervision changes
  • Best practices for supervision
    • Case report vs. behavioral demonstration
    • Orientation-driven supervision
    • Diversity Training
  • Challenging issues between trainee and client
    • Personal issues
    • Multicultural issues
    • Countertransferencs
    • Lines of competency
  • Challenging issues between trainee and supervisor
    • Personal issues
    • Multicultural issues
    • Countertransference
    • Lines of competency
  • Supervision and the law
  • Ethical decision-making in supervision
  • Risk management
  • Professional Associations and their Codes of Ethics


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