Clinical Supervision & Professional Development of Substance Abuse Counselors (6 CE)
Course Level: Advanced
Course Developed By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
This course covers central principles of clinical supervision and guidelines for new supervisors, including the functions of a clinical supervisor; the developmental levels of counselors and clinical supervisors; information on cultural competence, ethical and legal issues such as direct and vicarious liability, dual relationships and boundary issues, informed consent, confidentiality, and supervisor ethics; and information about monitoring clinical performance of counselors, the various methods commonly used for observing counselors, the methods and techniques of supervision and administrative supervision. Representative vignettes of clinical supervision scenarios provide “how-to” descriptions of specific techniques. Furthermore, this course presents an implementation guide for program administrators which addresses: how to develop a model for clinical supervision and implement a clinical supervision program; key issues for administrators to consider, including assessing organizational structure and readiness; legal and ethical issues to consider; cultural competence issues; and providing professional development for clinical supervisors.
[Note: This course provides helpful guidelines for clinical supervisors in any mental health field.]
- Delineate the central principles of clinical supervision and define guidelines for new supervisors
- Evaluate the key characteristics of each developmental stage for counselors and supervisors
- Evaluate the legal and ethical issues that are critical to clinical supervisors and the appropriate solutions to these dilemmas
- Delineate key issues in monitoring the performance of staff and effective methods of observation for counselors
- Evaluate vignettes that present clinical scenarios and effective strategies for resolving these dilemmas
- Evaluate the key issues for administrators in clinical supervision
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.