Meets Florida state requirements for 4 CE of refresher supervision education for qualified supervisors of social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapy interns.  Excellent choice for all other behavior and mental health professionals.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Last course revision:  2024

Overview of the entire series:  This series on supervision familiarizes participants with a wide range of issues pertinent to the provision of supervision to individuals in the counseling professions.   The first module (4 CE Credits) includes defining and differentiating supervision roles and functions from consultation and providing a brief resource review of the supervision literature.  Several categories of supervision models will be described.  The next module (4 CE Credits) covers a thorough discussion of the dynamics of supervision as an influence on the professional development of the supervisee. The third module (4 CE Credits) explores special contextual issues including structure, techniques, and methods, culture, gender, race, class.  This module (4 CE Credits) describes contracting, financial issues, evaluation strategies, legal and ethical considerations. Each module stands alone or may be taken in sequence.  The series is useful all licensed mental health and allied health professionals who supervise staff who are providing counseling for individuals, families, and relationships. 

Note: These modules partially meet the NBCC approved supervisor qualification educational requirements for 30 hours of supervision education.      

Description:  This course focuses on the ethical, legal and administrative responsibilities of supervisors and supervisees across all the major counseling and psychological disciplines.  In this study, we will examine the ethics codes of each of the five major disciplines to find what guidance is afforded to supervisors.  We will not attempt to explicate the specific practice regulatory codes and laws of all 50 states rather we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of such regulation and attempt to describe areas of regulation and how those either protect or limit the practitioner.   It will be the responsibility of the supervisor to obtain and thoroughly read the statutes and regulatory code of their state. In this study, we will also consider contracting advantages, challenges, and elements.  Finally, this study will address the evaluation process, its purpose, several essential features and some strategies for implementing evaluation into supervisory practice.  Cost structuring options for supervision will also be described.

1.  Participants will be able to discuss ethical responsibilities of supervisors across four domains.
2.  Participants will be able to describe the advantages and limitations of statutory and regulatory requirements as they pertain to the provision of supervision.
3.  Participants will be able to implement the five components of a supervision contract.
4.  Participants will be able to discuss evaluation strategies, competencies, and instruments.
5.  Participants will be able to identify several cost structuring models for providing supervision.

CE Credits:   4 (NBCC Hours - 4)

CE Broker: 20-561111

Hour One:  The four domains of ethical responsibility, the professional disciplines.
Hour Two:  Legal and regulatory parameters, economic issues.
Hour Three:  Setting and contracting, Learning assessments.
Hour Four:  Evaluation and learning plans.

Methods:  Study guide, pre and posttests, evaluation, Q and A by email.

Purpose:  To prepare mental health practitioners to provide quality supervision to less experienced professionals by articulating a model of supervision which is a support to safe and effective counseling services.

Target Audience: Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Professionals, Professional Counselors, Addiction Professionals, Employee Assistance Professionals, and Nurses.

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CE Credits:
4 (NBCC Hours - 4)

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