Supervision Essentials for the Practice of Competency-Based Supervision

A 2-Day Clinical Supervision Workshop adapted from the book

“Supervision Essentials for the Practice of Competency-Based Supervision”

What is supervision? Supervision is critical to the practice of therapy. Supervision has been designed as an intervention provided by a more senior member of a profession to a more junior colleague or colleagues who typically but not always are members of the same profession. This relationship is evaluative and hierarchal, extends over time, and has the simultaneous purpose of enhancing the professional functioning of the more junior persons while monitoring the quality of professional service offered to the clients that he or she sees and serving as a gatekeeper for the particular profession the supervisee seeks to enter.

Supervision is now recognized as a core competency domain for clinical therapists and guidelines have been created to facilitate the provision of competent supervision across professional groups. In this clinical supervision competency training series, we consider major approaches to the supervisory practice to include those that are based on theoretical orientation as well as identifying and discussing key issues that typically need to be addressed in the supervisory relationship.

Target Audience:
Clinical Supervisors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors who are in a supervisory role.

Content level: Beginner & Intermediate

NCASPPB Approved #21-186-G for up to 18 hours of GSB (CSS) (ETHICS – 4 HOURS).

ACEP NBCC #7091. NAADAC #211428.

ASWB # xxxx to award 14 continuing education hours of Clinical Supervision-Specific Training and 4 hours of Clinical Supervision Ethics for a total of 18 continuing education hours.

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Meet Your Facilitators

This 2-day workshop is led by Shannon McCabe, MA, LCAS, CCS, CCJP, CPS who is a multi-discipline masters level professional and Certified Clinical Supervisor and Trainer. Shannon is a Durham native. Her undergraduate degrees are in sociology and criminal justice. Shannon also has her MA in Forensic Psychology as well as a graduate certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling.  She started her career in education and worked for many years with gang-involved youth. Shannon also provides Clinical Supervision for aspiring Alcohol & Addiction Counselors and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists.

After transitioning from education to full-time mental health, Shannon spent many years working with adolescents and adults struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, and/or substance use disorder, and chronic homelessness. Shannon offers over 20 years of experience working with these vulnerable populations. Shannon also believes in and strongly supports harm reduction initiatives as well as being an ally in the fight to ensure that our most vulnerable populations are treated with dignity and respect in their journey in recovery.

In her spare time, Shannon rehabilitates wildlife and believes strongly in the healing impact of animals in the therapeutic setting.

This 2-day workshop is also led by Stacy Blankenship who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an intensively trained Dialectical Behavioral Therapist completing her training at The Linehan Institute in 2015. Her passion to empower others is enhanced by more than ten years of experience working with individuals and groups in a variety of therapeutic settings. Stacy is adept at matching various forms of clinical interventions to best meet the needs of each individual.

In her current professional capacity, Stacy designs and teaches group therapy sessions for people attending the IOP and PHP programs, administers clinical assessments, conducts individual and family therapy sessions, and supervises interns. She has a wide range of knowledge and interests to supplement her clinical approach. Stacy is proficient in teaching Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Illness Management Recovery, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, Positive Psychology, and Emotional Agility techniques. Stacy has thorough knowledge of crisis management skills and has a certification in Critical Incident Stress Management.

Supervision Essentials for the Practice of Competency-Based Supervision

Saturday & Sunday, August 28th & 29th,  8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Live & Interactive Zoom Webinar, 2-Day Workshop

Early Bird Pricing (until August 1st) $245

After August 1st, $265*

Includes Training Presentation PDF & Free Book for the first 20 registrants!

Obtain 14 hours of Clinical Supervision-Specific Training and 4 hours of CSS/Ethics for a total of 18 continuing education hours!

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

Define & Describe the Key Components of Supervisory Effectiveness

Contrast & Apply Models of Supervision & Theory-Based Supervision

Evaluate & Criticize Assessment and Development Planning

Translate & Classify the Impact of Legal & Ethical Considerations

Consider & Apply Techniques to Address Personal Factors, Biases, & Microaggressions

(ASWB Competencies Addressed: Professional Identity, Values & Ethics, Critical Thinking, Diversity & Difference, Human Behavior & Social Environment)

Day One Agenda                     Time: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

“Foundations of Competency-Based Clinical Supervision (CBCS)

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                   Review of objections, beginning open-forum discussion of Perceptions of the role of the Clinical Supervisor.

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Groundwork & Rationale

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.          Break

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Implementing CBCS & Best Practices (case study and group breakout)

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.          Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.            Illustrations: Excerpts from a Supervisory Session

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.            Break

2:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.            Multiculturalism & Diversity (Case study group breakout)

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.            Addressing Personal Factors (Biases, Microaggressions, etc.)

Day Two Agenda                     Time: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

“Core Competencies & Applications in Supervision”

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                   Recap & Housekeeping

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Continuation & Review: Addressing Personal Factors, Responsiveness, and Reactivity: Transference/Countertransference (case study group breakout)

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.         Break

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.        Ensuring Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Competence (Ethics-2 hours)

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.          Lunch

1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.           Ethics & Boundaries in Clinical Supervision with case study group  breakout (Ethics-2 hours) 

3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.           Break

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.           Supervisees who do not Meet Professional Competency Standards (case study group breakout)

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.           Models of Supervision & Theory-Based Supervision with case study discussion.

(18 total contact hours with 4 hours of Ethics as identified)

You will be sent an evaluation link via email once the training is complete. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be able to download your certificate.


Course interaction & system requirements 
This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.
When you register for one of our webinars, a receipt will be automatically sent to your email. To attend the live webinar, you need a computer with speakers. At the time of the webinar, simply click on the link that we will email you prior to the live session. Once you click on the link, you will be connected to the session and see the speaker and PowerPoint presentation.
Fee and Registration
No registration deadline for this training and can register on the day of the webinar. *The cancellation policy for this event is different than our standard refund policy. Due to the limited number of participants that we allow to register and in order to ensure that we are able to fill all of the seats, cancellations must be submitted in writing to no later than 10 business days prior to the event. Cancellations within the 10 business days prior to the event will not be refunded.
Course Completion & CE info 
To earn CE credit, all participants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and we ask the participants to complete an online course evaluation. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be able to download and print/save your certificate of completion.

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