Clinical Supervisor Training

CE

NBCC Clock Hours: 45 CE (including 12 hours of ethics)

Cost

$650.00 (non-refundable)

NBCC ACEP NO. #7105

Introduction

The Clinical Supervisor Training course prepares participants to become a supervisor and identify the needs of their supervisee whether supervising for their employer, as a Supervisor for the state licensing boards, or to apply for a Clinical Supervisor credential with an association. This training is unique from other Supervisor Trainings with an emphasis on building a relationship through a selection of activities and creating a plan for growth for a supervisee. A recognition of the roles and responsibilities of supervision as well as a comparison of supervision theories including theory based, non-theory based, and newer research-based perspectives. The process of interviewing, selecting a supervisee, and ethical guidelines in supervision will be examined. Legal and ethical issues in supervision will be identified and participants will be provided electronic documents and ethical paperwork. Participants will select from methods, techniques, and modalities of supervision to personalize to their clinical setting including the use of technology. The training also includes electronic documents of evaluations for both the supervisee and supervisor to use throughout the supervision process. Participants will be given activities and assessments to encourage dialogue as a culturally responsive supervisor.

Additional Information

  • Please keep in my mind when completing homework assignments that each assignment corresponds with the video lesson.
  • Homework assignments must be completed and approved by Dr. Johnson at the end of your training before you will be able to access your evaluation and certificate.

Homework Includes

    • A paper to consider self-awareness of personality traits, natural strengths, and gifts to be used as a future Supervisor
    • A Supervision Genogram of past supervision experiences
    • A three generation Cultural Genogram to consider generational patterns and life experiences
    • Creating a personal Supervision Contract and Informed Consent from a template given by Dr. Johnson
    • Creating an activity using a movie to raise your awareness of a supervisee’s needs and clinical skills
    • Answering questions to the Board Rules and Code of Ethics for your specific license
    • Reading Dr. Johnson’s book Pace Setter to apply a Vision Frame to your current work setting as you consider the addition of supervisees (charge included in training cost)
    • Reading Dr. Henry Cloud’s book Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality to apply principles in future supervisee relationships (**cost is not included in training cost and is an additional cost for each participant**)

Learning Objectives

  1. Create a plan with activities focused on building a relationship and developing a supervisee
  2. Describe the roles and responsibilities in the supervision relationship and how to meet the needs of your supervisee
  3. Compare theoretical frameworks and models of clinical supervision
  4. Examine how to choose a supervisee, what to discuss in the interview process, and ethical guidelines for supervision
  5. Identify administrative procedures and responsibilities related to clinical supervision including a supervision plan, record keeping, and reporting
  6. Select from methods, techniques, and modalities for clinical supervision including individual and group supervision
  7. Describe the use of technology in supervision
  8. Prepare for how to navigate supervisory relationship concerns
  9. Create documents and ethical paperwork to use in supervision for remediation and gatekeeping including an informed consent, contract, telehealth informed consent, release form for off-site supervisees, leave of absence, and a remediation plan
  10. Identify standards of practice, legal and ethical issues, and responsibilities in clinical supervision
  11. Select from three types of evaluations: self-report for self-awareness, supervisor perspective, both supervisee and supervisor completed evaluations
  12. Describe how to provide culturally responsive supervision

Topics Included In This Training

PART I: The Supervision Relationship

The LPC/LMFT Supervisory Relationship

  • Building a Supervision Relationship with the Supervisee
  • Roles When Supervising a Supervisee
  • How to Incorporate Your Personal Strengths
  • How to Meet the Needs of Each Individual Supervisee
  • The Goals of LPC and LMFT Supervision
  • Resources for Supervision- 21 Assignments and Activities to Use in Supervision
  • Expressing Positive and Negative Characteristics of Past Supervision/Setting Goals & Expectations for Supervision
  • Up to Date List of All Possible Associate Sites in Dallas/Ft. Worth by Specialization (to assist Supervisees with finding possible sites)
PART II: Ethics in supervision
  • Responsibilities in Supervision
  • Ethical Paperwork in Supervision
  • LPC/LMFT Informed Consent Documents
  • LPC/LMFT Supervision Contracts
  • Consent to Video Recording
  • Intern Informed Consent for clients
  • Custom Developed On-Site Supervisor Release and Acknowledgement of Supervisee Responsibilities (for Supervisees with multiple sites or a Supervisor who is not working at the Associate site)
  • Custom Developed Beginning Supervision Checklist (includes information to reduce liability risks and to exceed board requirements)
  • Custom Developed Supervision Weekly Documentation Form (Keeps the Supervisor up-to-date on what the Supervisee implemented since the last supervision session, what needs to be addressed along with holding a Supervisee accountable for notes, treatment plans, call logs, and termination forms)
  • Custom Developed Supervision Logs (specifically designed for LPC Associates and LMFT Associates, including spaces to document the 7 items required by the LPC Board)
  • Supervisee Leave of Absence Contract
  • Supervisee Remediation Plan
  • Evaluations including Custom Developed Evaluations to use in Supervision for both the Supervisee (for self, from supervisor, and for Supervisor) and for the Supervisor
  • Ethical and Legal Guidelines for Supervisors
  • Knowledge of the LPC/LMFT Code through a comprehensive quiz on the Board Rules and Code of Ethics to later use with supervisees

Clinical Supervisor Training Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to be licensed to become a supervisor?

Each state licensing board has their own rules and guidelines. Go to the Rules and Regulations for your state to look up the length of time required after becoming fully licensed.

How many hours of a CE training are required for my state?

Each state licensing board has their own rules and guidelines. Go to the Rules and Regulations for your state to look up the number of hours of Supervisor CE training required to apply for Supervisor status.

Why is the training 45 hours? I don’t need that many hours of CEs in my state.

NBCC has an Approved Clinical Supervisor track that requires completion of a 45 hour Supervisor CE training. This training can be used towards that designation or to become a supervisor in your state.

What makes your training different than other trainings?

My passion for supervision began as I went through a training within my state and became Supervisor. As I began supervising in those first two years, I realized that doing case consultation week in and week out did not meet the specific needs of each supervisee I had or help them reach their fullest potential.
In counseling clients, I focus on building a relationship with the client for any theoretical approach. My question to myself became why aren’t we doing this in supervision? The training I developed has an emphasis on activities that give opportunities for a supervisee to consider their personality, their life experiences, their cultural experiences, and past supervision experiences to raise their self-awareness and for building a relationship with their supervisor as both mutually disclose experiences in the field.
My goal has also been for the training to provide all necessary paperwork, logs, and information to apply to any state for a new supervisor to be fully equipped to begin supervising ethically and responsibly to keep their supervisor license throughout their career.

Why would I want to become a supervisor?

Reason #1

Providing supervision has allowed me to pour into the next generation of counselors who hopefully will carry on what they have learned into the generations that follow. By pouring into them, the number of clients I am able to impact through them multiplies.

Reason #2

Being a supervisor was also the first step that led me to growing a thriving group counseling practice, established in 2007, that now has 18 counselors offering over 1,200 sessions a month.

Reason #3

Being a supervisor led me to opportunities to lead trainings for associations and organizations in our city, state, nationally, and now internationally.

DR. RHONDA JOHNSON

LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, TBRI PRACTITIONER, EMDR CONSULTANT, SOMATIC EXPERIENCING™ PRACTITIONER IN TRAINING

She is the founder and owner of the Center for Counseling and Family Relationships, a large, thriving group practice that was established in 2007 and specializes in family systems and trauma-informed approaches. Dr. Johnson is also the founder and owner of CCFAM Training, established in 2012, offering a 40 CE supervision course and ethics courses. She is also the owner of Play Therapy Training Resources, established in 2021. Through those companies, she provides continuing education, supervision, and consultations. She is also a teaching fellow for B.H. Carroll Seminary.

Dr. Johnson has supervised Interns and Associates since 2007, both individually and in groups, as well as virtually and live. She has also provided supervision for supervisees within her practice, for those outside of her practice, and for supervisees with multiple sites including community agencies, adoption agencies, and churches.

Approved Continuing Education Provider

CCFAM Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7105. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CCFAM Training is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

This training is non-refundable, unless cancelled by training provider.

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