Since clinical supervision was identified as a distinct professional competency requiring specific training and experience, focus has been on scholarship and training to enhance professional competency of both supervisors and supervisors-in-training in the pipeline. Task forces have been assembled to address requisite competencies and guidelines for supervision practice. However, the research shows that training and competence in clinical supervision still lag behind as there is inadequate recognition of the substantial changes. This workshop is designed to provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art approach with particular attention placed on evolving best practices. Frameworks for individual supervisors to implement multiple aspects of competency-based supervision in their local setting will be provided. The theoretical framework is competency-based in approach and integrates evidence-based, developmental, strength-based, process, and multi-cultural perspectives. Clear guidelines are discussed with respect to legal and ethical issues and to address supervisee performance that does not meet competency criteria.
The training is organized around a series of interactive exercises, video segments, and activities to ensure active learning and participation. The program will satisfy the Board of Psychology’s requirement for supervisors to receive six hours of continuing education in supervision.
These workshops are sponsored by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA). LACPA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. LACPA also is approved by the Board of Behavioral Science as a provider of Continuing Education Units (CEU) for MFTs and LCSWs: Provider No. PCE 276. The licensee is responsible for maintaining records of completed continuing education coursework. LACPA supplies a document that certifies the licensee was present for the entire program and earned the continuing education credits.
It is important to note that APA and BBS continuing education rules require that LACPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes for a six hour program, 10 minutes for a four or three hour program, 5 minutes for a two or one and one half hour program; after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.
Carol Falender, Ph.D., is co-author of four books on clinical supervision including Clinical Supervision: A Competency-based Approach (2004) and Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision: A Guide for Practicum Students and Interns (2012) with Edward Shafranske. She directed APA-approved training programs for over 20 years and is a member of the Supervision Guidelines Group of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and Chair of the Supervision Guidelines Task Force of the Board of Educational Affairs of APA. Dr. Falender is a Fellow of American Psychological Association (APA). She is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology, and Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee. In 2013, LACPA honored Dr. Falender for her “Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology.”
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