This course prepares mental health professionals in the practice of competency-based clinical supervision. They will learn to use a competency framework to enhance their professional supervision practice to foster supervisees’ development. Topics include supervision best practices, relationships, multicultural issues, assessment, feedback, gatekeeping, and legal and ethical practices.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
Provide supervision that is informed by a competency-based model.
Demonstrate multicultural competence, both in interactions with supervisees and in helping supervisees in their work with clients.
Develop and maintain a supervisory relationship that optimizes supervisee learning.
Recognize ethical issues as they present themselves in supervision and apply ethical reasoning to resolve them.
Engage in evaluation and gatekeeping practices that are effective in balancing the supervisor’s responsibilities to the supervisee, to the clients the supervisee is serving, and to the larger public.
Students will demonstrate their learning by:
Being able to recognize (and avoid engaging in) inadequate or harmful supervision
Being multiculturally responsive to supervisees and the clients they serve
Negotiate the sometimes-complex legal and ethical terrain of supervision
Supervise a person from another professional discipline
Use video recordings and other methods of direct observation in their supervision
Use data from Routine Outcome Monitoring to provide effective performance feedback to supervisees
Deliver effective performance feedback and conduct supervisee evaluations
Enact gatekeeping functions as necessary
Help supervisees recognize and manage countertransference
Help supervisee recognize and resolve strains and ruptures that occur in the supervisory relationship
Use triadic and group formats of supervision effectively
Evaluate the supervisory process and respond to what that evaluation reveals