Note:  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

Revised 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 second module (4 CE Credits) covers a thorough discussion of the dynamics of supervision as an influence on the professional development of the supervisee. This module (4 CE Credits) explores special contextual issues including structure, techniques, and methods, culture, gender, race, class.  The last 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.     

Recommended Supplemental Text:  Multicultural counseling competencies: assessment, education and training, and supervision (Donald B. Pope-Davis, Hardin L. K. Coleman)

Hour one
1.  Learners will be able to identify seven multicultural models of supervision.
2.  Learners will be able to discuss historical aspects of context and supervision.
3.  Learners will be able to describe five forces in counseling and psychology.
Hour two
4.  Learners will be able to discuss the concepts of sensitivity, vigilance, participation and accommodation in multicultural supervision.
5.  Learners will be able to describe the impact of class on supervision.
Hour three
6.  Learners will be able to explain racial identity and stages, micro-aggressions, and cross-racial supervision.
7.  Learners will be able to list supervision differences across three settings.
Hour Four
8.  Learners will be able to describe gender issues in supervision.
9.  Learners will be able to discuss GLBT concerns as they pertain to supervision.
10. Learners will be able to explain the contextual influence of managed care on supervision.

CE Credits:  4 (NBCC Hours - 4)

CE Broker#:  20-586920


Hour One:  The supervision context, history, and overview.
Hour Two:  Multicultural issues; The impact of class.
Hour Three:  Cross-racial supervision, three supervision settings.
Hour Four:  Gender, sexual orientation and identity, and managed care.

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 exploring and understanding the contextual issues in supervision; which is a support to safe and effective counseling services.

Target Audience: Social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals who may work with supervisees.  Psychologists, There are no CE available for psychologists.

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Online Course

CE Broker#:
CE Credits:
4 (NBCC Hours - 4)

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