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2-Day Intensive Supervision Workshop

Dr. Carol Falender

Event Location:
Parkview Meeting + Event Center
at the Mall of America
Bloomington, MN

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Order By Phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071

This seminar sold out last year, so register early!

Program Description:

The practice of clinical supervision is fast-evolving and increasingly recognized as a central factor in provision of quality mental health services. Guidelines for clinical supervision and effective practice are emerging across disciplines. A keystone of excellent clinical supervision is strength-based practice at all levels: in clinical practice and in the supervision context. Strength-based practice refers to the anchoring of practice on the assessed strengths and competencies of the supervises/staff/supervisors and consumers in the setting to enhance empowerment. Empowerment is a central piece of supervision practice and infuses clinical work. Through a process of self-assessment, based on competency documents for each discipline or practice, each individual supervise or staff member works with the supervisor to develop plans to enhance competencies in clinical practice through supervision.

About Dr. Falender:


This training will focus on clinical supervision in mental health and community settings, strength assessment and structure of the supervision relationship, attention to multiple cultural identities amongst the participants and how to use worldviews in a strength-based structure.  Content areas include evidence-supported practices including a skills-based approach to competency-based supervision, alliance development, identifying and repairing strains and ruptures to the alliance, diversity and multicultural perspectives and worldviews which permeate all aspects of supervision and practice, personal factors and belief structures as well as triggers to unusual emotional response, reactivity, dealing with individuals who do not meet performance or competency criteria, legal and ethical considerations, including those in the internet era, self-care, especially in the context of vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue.


Daily Agenda:

7:30AM- Sign-in
8AM- Program begins
15 min. Mid-morning break
12PM- Lunch (on your own)
1PM- Program resumes
15 min. Mid-Afternoon break
4:30PM- Program concludes/sign-out


14.0 CEs Approved by the Following:
MN Board of Social Work Board log number: CEP-452

MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC & LPCC) Board log number: 2018.CE.039

MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LADC) Board log number: 2018.CE.ADC.012

MN Board of Psychology Board log number: 201801.145

MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Board log number: pending approval

Learning Objectives:

1.) Identify practice competencies for supervisees by discipline.

2.) Self-assess attitudes, knowledge and skills as a supervisor.

3.) Identify two strategies to integrate diversity and personal factors into the supervisory and consumer process.

4.)Identify alliance, strains and ruptures and know how to repair them.

5.) Specify components of a supervision contract.

6.) Identify one outcome assessment device to use for consumer outcomes.

7.) Describe one way to assess supervision outcomes.

8.) Describe one topic in which a supervisor might have a difficult conversation with a supervisee.

9.) Identify one reason why it is inappropriate to describe a supervisee as “impaired.”

10.) Examine a procedure to decide whether it is appropriate to enter into a second relationship with a supervisee in addition to the supervisory one.

11.) Identify what to do if you suspect your supervisee does not agree with your intervention but has not told you.

12.) Describe two supervision strategies to prevent supervisee vicarious traumatization.

13.) Describe a self-care strategy that has been identified as most effective for supervisees.

14.) Identify a problem-solving frame to address ethical dilemma in supervision.

15.) Apply a strategy to address a supervises who does not meet performance standards.