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Clinical Supervision
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on June 25, 2020.
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
6/25/2020 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Determine how the six core principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy apply to clinical supervision practices and goals.
  2. Integrate supervisory strategies for helping supervisees develop psychological flexibility as related to case conceptualization and treatment implementation.
  3. Develop clinical strategies for giving difficult and constructive feedback to supervisees.
  4. Conduct a functional analysis of how the supervisee affects client behaviors.
  5. Prepare experiential exercises to utilize in clinical supervision to enhance supervisee competence and address barriers to effective treatment.
  6. Apply techniques to help supervisees be more present with clients, even with uncomfortable emotions.
Why Integrate ACT Principles into Clinical Supervision?
  • What makes ACT so accessible?
  • The 6 core principles of ACT
    • Being in the moment v. lost in the past or future
    • Accepting reality as it is right now
    • Noticing thoughts v. getting caught up in them
    • Connecting to a bigger sense of self
    • Making values-driven decisions
    • Taking meaningful action
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks

The SHAPE Framework of Clinical Supervision

Supervision Values

  • Clarify goals and big picture values for the supervision process
  • Contract to create meaningful commitment
  • Check in regularly on direction and goals of supervision
  • How to give difficult feedback effectively
  • Attending to the highs and lows of the supervisory relationship
Hold Stories Lightly
  • How to help supervisees learn from experience to loosen strict rule-governed behaviors
  • Attend to workability
  • Monitor stories and encourage flexible responding
Analysis of Function
  • How to foster curiosity about the context and function of client behaviors
  • Functional analysis of how the supervisee affects client behaviors
  • Attending to the context and workability of what happens in the supervision sessions
Perspective Taking
  • Why it’s important to promote flexible perspective taking
  • How to help supervisees notice variations of experience and perspectives across contexts
  • How to take different perspectives of the same experience
  • Building reflective ability by seeing things form clients’ and supervisor’s perspectives, and assessing workability
Experiential Methods
  • Why it’s important to use experiential methods to increase sensitivity to client-therapist context
  • How to show rather than tell – use of role play, modeling, video, direct observation
  • Noticing the effects of describing versus evaluating
  • What to do when the supervisee is stuck or when things are not working


Richard Sears, Psy.D., Ph.D., MBA, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), runs a private psychology and consultation practice, and is the Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation. He is also clinical assistant professor at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, clinical/research faculty at the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness, volunteer professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences at the UC College of Medicine, and a research/psychologist contractor with the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

His most recent books include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness Toolbox (PESI, 2017); Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in this Moment (Wiley-Blackwell); Perspectives on Spirituality and Religion in Psychotherapy (PR Press, 2014); Building Competence in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (Routledge, 2015); and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for PTSD (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). Dr. Sears is lead author of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice (PR Press, 2011) and Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals (Wiley, 2005).

Dr. Sears is a fifth-degree black belt in Ninjutsu, and once served as a personal protection agent for the Dalai Lama with his teacher, Stephen K. Hayes. He has studied the Eastern Wisdom traditions for over 30 years, receiving ordination in three traditions, and has been given transmission as a Zen master.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: Richard Sears holds faculty appointments at the University of Cincinnati. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Richard Sears is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a fellow of the Academy of the American Board of Clinical Psychology.
Continuing Education Credits

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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

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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.

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