This Clinical Supervision Certificate for Registered Psychotherapists is ideal for anyone, offering and providing clinical supervision to; Registered Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurse Psychotherapists, Psychology students, or anyone working with mental health professionals providing counseling and psychotherapy therapy to the public.
Pre requisites: Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Nurse, Registered Social Worker, Registered Occupational Therapist or any registered mental health therapists or medical professional that is registered with a regulatory body, and criminal reference check.
Course Duration: 100 hours. This course is tax deductible, and can be used as continuous education learning, and towards quality assurance.
To prepare the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to assume the role of clinical supervisor in any mental health setting.
- Develop a conceptualization of the major roles and responsibilities of clinical supervision
- Develop knowledge of current theories, models and practices in clinical supervision
- Display knowledge of professional ethical principles and obligations
- Students will articulate a personal model of supervision developed from his or her own preferred style of psychotherapy and self-assumptive view
- Introduction and Overview to clinical supervision
- Models and Theories of Supervision including; Psychodynamic, Humanistic–Relationship Oriented Supervision, and Cognitive–Behavioral.
- The Loganbill, Hardy and Delworth Model, The Integrated Developmental Model, The Hawkins and Shohet Model
- An examination of supervisory experiences & expectations
- Supervisory Relationship: factors affecting quality supervision including, Supervisee Engagement,
- Supervisee Resistance, Supervisee Attachment, Anxiety, Supervisees’ Need to Feel and Appear Competent, Supervisee Transference, Interpersonal Power, and Supervisor Counter transference
- Multicultural Supervision
- Supervisory relationship: process dynamics
- Supervisory Relationship: Supervisor-Supervisee Dynamics Interview, contract record keeping
- Individual supervision, Evaluation Issues in Supervision, methods, structured time, reports, feedback, reflection
- Organizing and structuring the supervision experience; Confidentiality, structured versus unstructured, progress notes, supervision using phone conferencing and the internet.
- Ethical and legal Issues in Supervision; Client Welfare and Gate-keeping
- Individual & Group Supervision, Live supervision, Phone in Intervention
- Legal issues and ethical issues in Practice, Risk management, Malpractice
Students are expected to read all designated online modules and complete all assignments.
Students will be given a research assignment that will be due at week 8. Specific instructions for this assignment will be provided at week 5, or sooner, if the student completes the other assignments.
Students will be provided feedback on the research assignment at week 10 at an agreed upon time.
Individual meetings with the instructor are available during designated office hours and by appointment. A student who misses an assignment, regardless of the reason, must inform the instructor as early as possible or risks marks being deducted.
Pass mark for this course is 70% for all segments of the course.
Upon completion of the research assignment, students are required to submit an actual supervision recording following confidentiality steps in protecting the client, as per suggested in the course.