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Clinical Supervision - Program Courses


Course Hours Fall Winter Spring Summer
Clinical Supervision 30 X   X X
Strengths-based Supervision: An Integrative Approach to Clinical Licensing 6 X
Advanced Clinical Supervision: An Integrated Approach to Collaborative Practice 6    X 
Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision 6   X
Group Supervision 6   X  X  


Course Descriptions

Advanced Supervision: Responding to Common Supervisory Challenges- 6 hours
This workshop moves beyond the basics of clinical supervision to explore some of the more subtle and complex challenges that supervisors face. In addition to helping supervisees prepare for the licensing exam, strategies to increase effectiveness in modeling and teaching core empathy and clinical skills will be reviewed. Creative structures and activities that can bring vitality and incisive training to supervisory sessions are included. Discussion includes strategies with supervisees who lack confidence, struggle with anxiety and burnout, or present as defended and lacking in open self-reflection. A toolbox of useful strategies is discussed and demonstrated. 

Clinical Supervision - 30 hours
This course presents conceptual and empirical literature on counseling supervision, including models, approaches/techniques, relationship and process issues, and ethical and legal considerations. It is designed to meet the 30-hour requirement for licensed professional counselor or marriage and family therapist clinical supervision training in the state of Oregon. The first day provides a comprehensive overview, which may be used toward the six-hour training requirement for clinical social worker supervision.

Ethics and Legal Issues in Clinical Supervision
In this workshop, participate in a practical, realistic, and functional exploration of the ethical aspects of clinical supervision within the evolving mental health landscape of the 21st century. Focus on increasing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the underlying principles of ethical analysis; the ethical and legal realities within the modern supervisory environment; the primary ethical challenges faced by mental health practitioners and clinical supervisors; the means by which supervisors can recognize and evaluate problematic ethical situations; and the skills, techniques, and practical tips available to avoid when possible, and manage when necessary, the ethical dilemmas and legal-related consequences that often arise within the context of clinical supervision.

Group Supervision- 6 hours
This workshop covers many of the unique skills and facilitative functions required of supervisors to create an optimal group supervision experience. Roles and functions of each group member and use of the collective personality of the group to best enhance client care are reviewed. Examination of the impact of countertransference, territorialism, and agency dynamics on the group process is included, via exercises designed to reduce harmful impact from these phenomena.  Experiential understanding of how to improve supervision practice is provided through lectures, discussions, practice rounds, and live demonstrations.

Strengths-Based Supervision: An Integrative Approach to Clinical Licensing- 6 hours
This workshop is designed to support both new and more experienced supervisors create a strengths-based and collaborative alliance that leads to more rigorous use of supervision. This one-day workshop explores strengths-based skills and effective strategies for providing individual and group supervision to social workers and other mental health professionals working on licensure.