Clinical Supervision and Professional Development

$30.00 | CE Hours:10.00 | Intermediate

ICB Credit for Counselor I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II

Includes 2 CE hrs of Ethics 

CE Course Description

Supervisors are teachers, coaches, consultants, mentors, evaluators, and administrators; you provide support, encouragement, and education to staff while addressing an array of psychological, interpersonal, physical, and spiritual issues of clients.

This course focuses on the teaching, coaching, consulting, and mentoring functions of clinical supervisors.  This particular course contains valuable information and is pertinent to clinical supervisors in 'all' fields even though the research and clinical findings discussed in this 'best practice' manual are referring to the field of substance abuse counseling. This course is recommended for Social Workers and Therapists seeking to become supervisors in California.

Article Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, David J. Powell, Ph.D. 
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)


CE Course Objectives

1. Evaluate the teaching, coaching, consulting, and mentoring functions of clinical supervisors and determine how effective supervision leads to a high quality of clinical care.

2. Describe various models, methods, and techniques of clinical supervision, developmental stages of counselors and supervisors, and cultural, contextual, ethical, and legal issues that effect supervisory relationships.

3. Review specific examples of clinical supervision strategies while recognizing skills that supervisors need as part of their clinical, supportive, evaluative, and administrative roles.

4. Identify key issues for administrators as they implement a clinical supervision program including organizational readiness and supervision guidelines.

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