FULL CIRCLE: BASIC TO ADVANCED SKILLS IN CLINICAL SUPERVISION - Course 5
Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Each of these 7-hour courses can be taken as stand-alone courses or as a part in our series Full Circle: Basic to Advanced Skills in Clinical Supervision for Creative Arts Therapists, Professional Counselors, and Psychotherapists.
This series is geared towards art therapists, counselors, creative arts therapists and related mental health practitioners who are interested in providing supervision. All levels of clinician participants are welcome: clinicians who have never supervised before and are interested in pursuing this aspect of practice; clinicians who have supervised before and have had minimal to no formal supervision training; and seasoned supervisors who are seeking formalized supervision credentials. We will cover roles and functions of clinical supervisors, models of clinical supervision, professional development (including creating disclosure statements), methods and techniques in clinical supervision, relationship issues, cultural issues, group supervision, legal and ethical issues, and evaluation of supervisees. This 5-part series can be taken as a whole for 35 educational contact hours or as individual courses.
Course 5: (2/10/18) Professionalism, Ethics and Credentials: The Business and Administration of Supervision
One of the most challenging aspects of supervision is management. As therapists, our training is focused on supporting others and this aspect of supervision seemingly comes naturally. Similarly, the educative aspect can feel comfortable. Unfortunately, supervisors cannot avoid the business and administration aspects. Professional and ethical concerns include understanding, identifying, and the managing dual relationships, realizing our scope of practice and understanding the differences between therapy and supervision. Another aspect of the business side of being a supervisor is developing our professional identity, which includes maintaining credentials (including credentials to supervise!) and licensure, paperwork (i.e., documenting supervision encounters, supervision contracts), and related aspects.