Clinical Supervision and Professional Development

$20.00 | 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

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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 clinical supervisors' teaching, coaching, consulting, and mentoring functions.  Ultimately, effective clinical supervision ensures that clients are competently served. Supervision ensures that counselors continue to increase their skills, 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.

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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



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2023 - 01/03/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 4.00 'Clinical' continuing education credits.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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