This CEU course on clinical supervision is based on a TIP produced and published by SAMSHA. SAMSHA is an excellent resource for best practices in the field and although the article is specifically about the supervision of substance abuse counselors, the practices and principles apply in almost any clinical setting.
This publication reviews the central principals of clinical supervision, models of clinical supervision and developmental stages of both counselors and supervisors. Cultural, contextual, ethical and legal factors are also reviewed. Ways to monitor performance and methods of observation are reviewed.
This is an abridged version of one or our longer courses by SAMSHA on clinical supervision. It is designed for supervisors who require only 6 hours of continuing education in clinical supervision and are not interested in completing the longer 8 CEU course by SAMSHA.
This continuing education course serves as an excellent resource for clinical social workers, psychologists, counselors and other licensed mental health professionals who require CEs in clinical supervision. It helps to build supervision skills through knowledge as a means to earn CEUs. Psychologists, social workers, counselors and marriage and family therapists can benefit from this course and earn clinical supervision continuing education credits. This course is also helpful for other practitioners, such as nurses, midwives and dieticians and nutritionists who may also need a continuing education course in supervision.
This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to learn more about clinical supervision. It is also a good resource for licensed professionals who need continuing education. CEUs in clinical supervision are required for clinical supervisors’ renewal in many states.
Learning Objectives: This course will provide a professional with detailed information about clinical supervision.
· Identify models of clinical supervision.
· Identify ethical and legal issues common in clinical supervision.
· Distinguish cultural and contextual factors of clinical supervision.
Citation: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 52. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 09-4435. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2009. Abridged in 2011.