The Clinical Supervisor Training course prepares participants to become a supervisor and identify the needs of their supervisees as a Supervisor for their state licensing boards and to apply for the Approved Clinical Supervisor credential. The training has 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.
The LPC/LMFT Supervisory Relationship
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Being a supervisor led me to opportunities to lead trainings for associations and organizations in our city, state, nationally, and now internationally.
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 supervision 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.
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.
This training is non-refundable, unless cancelled by training provider.