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Intensive 2 Day Course: Clinical Supervision
DVD Video
$299.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on May 9, 2018.
Product Details
DVD Video - 8+ hours
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
5/9/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
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  1. Establish best practices for providing clinical supervision, including the use of a written informed consent contract and thorough documentation procedures.
  2. Compare and contrast various models of clinical supervision, including advantages and disadvantages of each, and ascertain how each may be applied to the practice of clinical supervision.
  3. Summarize four key characteristics of an optimal supervisory alliance relationship that promotes professional development within the supervisee.
  4. Develop specific clinical skills for repairing a rupture in the supervisory alliance.
  5. Construct a clinical supervision genogram to gain insight and understanding into the professional identity of the clinical supervisor.
  6. Demonstrate the use of summative and formative feedback strategies as they relate to clinical supervision practices.
  7. Utilize various observation methods for the purpose of providing continued education and guidance for supervisees.
  8. Develop methods for identifying and managing cultural and contextual factors that may negatively impact the supervisor-supervisee dyad.
  9. Establish standards for identifying and addressing cultural or contextual bias within both the supervisory and the therapeutic relationship.
  10. Implement strategies for strengthening the supervisory alliance within a group supervision setting in order to facilitate learning and professional development.
  11. Apply at least four supervisory tools to evaluate the competency of a supervisee in a clinical setting.
  12. Ascertain the ethical and legal risks associated with the role of a clinical supervisor and develop skills to circumvent those risks when possible.
Getting Started: How to Optimize the Initial Supervision Sessions
  • Establish roles and responsibilities
  • How to write a comprehensive Informed Consent Agreement and Supervisory Contract
  • Set clear expectations for supervision
  • Who supervises the supervisor?
  • Documentation: If it’s not in writing, it didn’t happen
Models of Clinical Supervision: Find the Right Fit for You and Your Setting
  • Psychodynamic
  • Social role
  • Developmental
  • Psychotherapy-based
  • Attachment-focused
  • Practice: Developing your own model of supervision
The Supervisory Alliance: Building a Foundation for Everyone’s Success
  • Overcome supervisee resistance, anxiety and transference
  • Manage power dynamics and counter-transference
  • Attend to attachment ruptures in the relationship
  • Self-disclosure: Why, when, and for whom
  • Practice: Supervisory relationship strengthening techniques
Techniques and Strategies for Effective Supervision
  • Know Yourself: Self-Reflection Builds Supervisor Identity
    • Clinical Supervisor Genogram
    • Engage in reflectivity
    • When to seek your own supervision
  • Give Effective Feedback: Having Hard Conversations
    • Summative versus formative feedback
    • The ratio you must know to give corrective feedback
    • Specific counselor interventions
    • Explore the inner world of the supervisee
    • Activation triggers
  • Observation Methods: Pros and Cons
    • Live observation
    • Audio-video recordings
    • Interpersonal process recordings
  • Mindfulness Practices to Support Supervisees
    • Centering activities to begin each session
    • Thought/meditation cards
    • Breathing exercises
  • Illustrate Supervisee/Client Interactions
    • Parts maps
    • Diagrams
  • Resolve Supervisor/Supervisee Tensions
    • Structure versus free reign
    • Directive versus non-directive
    • Nurture versus neutrality
  • Reflectivity: More Than Active Listening
    • Person of the therapist exercise
    • Reflection letters
    • Journaling
Cultural Competence: Proactive Treatment of Cultural Differences
  • When the supervisor-supervisee dyad is impacted
  • Methods for identifying supervisee cultural and contextual background factors
  • Strategies for increasing awareness of bias
  • Ways to identify and manage micro-aggressions
  • Practice: Having uncomfortable conversations about cultural differences
Group Supervision
  • When to utilize groups
  • Advantages of a group setting
  • Tips for setting up group norms
  • Methods for strengthening the supervisory alliance in group
  • Practice: Role plays of group scenarios
Legal/Ethical Issues: Protect Yourself, Protect Your License
  • Know your code: ACES/ACA, APA, ASWB/NASW, AAMFT
  • Are you a competent supervisor?
  • How to evaluate supervisee competency
  • Everything you need to know about:
    • Standard of care
    • Informed consent
    • Boundaries
    • Privacy vs confidentiality
    • Dual relationships
    • Liability: Direct and vicarious
    • Duty to Warn
    • Social media/use of technology
    • and more!
  • Decision tree relevant to clinical supervision
  • Practice: Handling an impaired supervisee


Lois Ehrmann, PhD, LPC, NCC/ACS, is the founder & executive director of The Individual and Family Choices Program in State College, Pennsylvania. She has over 32 years of professional counseling experience and over 18 years of clinical supervision experience. She holds the following credentials: Clinical Supervisor (ACS) & National Certified Counselor (NCC), Registered ATTACh Clinician, Certified Attachment Focused Family Therapist, Certified IFS (CSL) Therapist, Certified EMDR Clinician & Approved Consultant (EMDRIA), and Certified Trauma Specialist (CTTS). She is also an affiliated assistant professor at Penn State University in the Department of Counselor Education & Supervision since 2004. In the most recent years of teaching she has focused on skill development in masters level counselors and clinical supervision skills for doctoral level professional helpers. Lois is a sought after clinical supervisor in her geographic area and thoroughly enjoys teaching and mentoring new clinicians.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lois Ehrmann is founder and executive director of The Individual and Family CHOICES Program. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Lois Ehrmann has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals