Providing specific and actionable critiques without damaging rapport can be one of the most challenging aspects of clinical supervision, but constructive feedback offers a means to provide valuable insight and strengthen working relationships.


George B. Haarman, Psy.D., LMFT, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 40 years of experience.  A member of the American Psychological Association and Kentucky Psychological Association, Dr. Haarman is in private practice in Louisville, Kentucky and serves as a consultant to several school systems regarding the assessment of children.  For 24 years, Dr. Haarman worked in the Department of Human Services in Louisville, serving as the deputy director for the last 12 years of his tenure there.  His prior experience with DHS included working with youth detention centers, juvenile group homes, child protective services, and juvenile probation.  Dr. Haarman received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Spalding University and has been an instructor at Jefferson Community College, Bellarmine University, and Spalding University.  He has presented seminars regionally and nationally on psychopathology, depression, and emotional disorders in children and adolescents.  He is also the author of three books: School Refusal: Children Who Can’t or Won’t Go to School, Mastering DSM-5®, and Clinical Supervision: Legal, Ethical, and Risk Management Issues.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: George Haarman is in private practice.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: George Haarman is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Kentucky Psychological Association.