Clinical Supervision and Professional Development

$12.00 | CE Hours:4.00 | Intermediate

Ohio Note: Ohio CSWMFTB has approved this course for supervision for their counselors and social workers only. MFTs may take it for General CE only.
Florida Note: This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapists for Supervision Continuing Education Credit. Hours are immediately reported to CE Broker for Supervisory CE hours. 
All others: This course is acceptable for Supervison credit


CE Course Description

Supervision is necessary to improve client care, develop the professionalism of clinical personnel, and impart and maintain ethical standards in the field.  This CE course focuses on teaching, coaching, consulting, and mentoring functions of clinical supervisors.  Ultimately, effective clinical supervision ensures that clients are competently served. Supervision ensures that counselors continue to increase their skills, which in turn increases treatment effectiveness, client retention, and staff satisfaction. 

Author:  Centers for Substance Abuse Treatment.  Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor.  Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 52.  HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4435.  Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Give three examples of supervisor negligence.

2.  Compare and contrast formative and summative evaluations.

3.  Appraise three things a beginning supervisor should commit to memory.

4.  Explain the first aim of clinical supervision.

5.  Describe what a supervisor’s first step is when monitoring a counselor’s performance.


CE Outline with Main Points 

1. Part 1, Chapter 1

a.  Principles of Clinical Supervision

b.  Guidelines for new Supervision

c.  Developmental Stages of Counselors and Supervisors

d.  Ethical and Legal Issues

e.  Monitoring Performance and Methods of Observation

2.  Part 1, Chapter 2: Vignettes

a.  New Approach for Clinical Supervision

b.  Addressing Ethical Standards

c.  Implementing Evidence-Based Practices

d.  Mentoring a Successor

3.  Part 2, Chapter 1

a.  Key Issues for Administrators in Clinical Supervision

b.  Legal and Ethical Issues for Administrators

c.  Diversity and Cultural Competence

d.  Implementing a Clinical Supervision Program

4.  Part 2, Chapter 2

a.  Assessing Organizational Readiness

b.  Legal and Ethical Issues of Supervision

c.  Supervision Guidelines

d.  The Supervision Contract

e.  The Initial Supervision Sessions

f.  Evaluation of Counselors and Supervisors

g.  Audio- and Videotaping



Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2019 – 01/03/2020. Social workers completing this course receive 4.00 continuing education credits.

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Added On: 2018-08-06

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