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Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals

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Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE) course that will present research on the best practices in supervision of mental health professionals such as psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers.

As we discuss the various aspects of supervision, we will consider evidence-based research and guidelines as recommended by the American Psychological Association (APA), The Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and more.

Topics presented will include developmental models of supervision, ethics, risk management, the use of technology, and diversity awareness.

We will discuss the goals of the supervisory experience and highlight strategies for building an open and trusting relationship between the supervisor and the supervisee, considering how this may be different from a therapeutic relationship. Information on record keeping and accurate documentation is provided and performance evaluations will be included, along with information about disciplinary actions, disciplinary supervision, and termination.

Lastly, we will discuss self-care and burnout prevention. The information presented here is an overview and it is recommended that professionals use this course as a guide for further study and to develop their own competency as clinical supervisors.

*Note: This course was written, in part, to meet the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, MFT & Mental Health Counseling’s requirement of 4 hours qualified supervision training in every third renewal cycle and information specific to Florida is included after the ‘Resources’ section at the end of the course.

Course #40-49 | 2020 | 78 pages | 25 posttest questions


Dec 31, 2030


Counselor CE, Psychology CE, Social Work CE



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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Laura More, MSW, LCSW; Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT

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Professional Development Resources clinical supervision for healthcare professionals, online ce in clinical supervision, supervision CE

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