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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
Supervision for Social Workers 6   X    
Trauma-Integrated Clinical Supervision 6   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 - 6 hours
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.

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.

Supervision for Social Workers - 6 hours
Hear an overview of theories of clinical supervision, related empirical research, and legal and ethical issues. Review application procedures for Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credentialing. This workshop is designed for LCSWs who intend to provide clinical supervision for MSWs seeking LCSW licensure. 

Trauma-Integrated Clinical Supervision - 6 hours
Intense affect and vivid narratives involved in therapeutic work with survivors of trauma often challenge the clinician’s capacity to sustain empathic connection and bear witness to traumatic material. Explore research on the neurobiology of traumatic stress, relational models of therapeutic interactions, and conceptualizations of vicarious trauma as the foundation for trauma-focused clinical supervision. The supervisory relationship and related skills necessary for processing cognitive, affective, sensory, and somatic experiences within this dyad are discussed through this integrated model.