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Clinical Supervision: Best Practices and Latest Updates

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Where: The Olympic Collection - Imperial Ballroom
11301 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, California  90064
United States
Contact: LACPA Office
(818) 905-0410

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Clinical Supervision: Best Practices and Latest Updates 


                                    Date/Time:        Saturday, September 15, 2018  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

                                     Presenter:        Carol Falender, Ph.D.

                              NEW Location:        As of 8/31/18 -The Olympic Collection - Imperial Room

                                                                                         11301 W. Olympic Blvd 

                                                                                         Los Angeles, CA 90064

                                    CE Credits:        6.0


This Clinical Supervision course meets the requirements from the BOP and BBS
for the 6.0 hour supervision course.


 Program fee includes continental breakfast and PM Snack.

LACPA Members $160             LACPA Student Members $80

Non-Members $200                  Student Non-Member $100



Pre-registration ended Wednesday, September 12 at 12:00 PM (noon)

On-site registration is available at an additional $20.00.


No outside food or drink allowed in The Olympic Collection facility. 




Using an experiential approach, this workshop provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art exposure to the rapidly evolving practice of multicultural supervisory competence. Research shows that supervisory competence, especially in regards to diversity, is insufficient. State of the art supervision skills are not acquired through osmosis and subjective experience. Rather, the field now possesses a professional rigor in terms of knowledge, skills, values and evidence-based practice. Supervision is currently viewed as a distinct professional practice, and this recognition has resulted in new guidelines and evolving standards.  A key component of supervisory competence is attention to all aspects of diversity and the multiple identities of all participants in the supervision.  



This course is designed to provide participants a framework of competency-based supervision, including the most current perspectives and developments utilizing experiential exercises, vignettes, and problem-solving exercises.  Content includes a review of targeted areas of supervisory skill to focus on enhanced competence through attention to knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Implicit in all aspects of the workshop is interaction, achieved through exercises, role play, video excerpts and analysis, and experiential activities.




Course Objectives:

1.  Describe the use of one supervision guideline to anchor supervision practice.

2.  Identify three aspects of supervisor multicultural competence.

3.  Detail one technique to identify and repair strains and ruptures to the supervisory alliance.

4.  Identify one guiding principle to proactively address value conflicts in supervision.

5.  Identify one ethical dilemma in supervision relating to social media and steps to problem solve with supervisee.

6.  Understand one legal issue in identification and remediation of behavior of a supervisee who does not meet performance criteria.


Course Outline

5-minute introduction

-One hour

Introduction to the content of the session

Preliminary vignette and problem-solving

Functions of supervision

Definitions of supervision

Competency and Metacompetency in Supervision

Translating competencies to practice

            Knowledge, Skills, and Values

-One hour

A competency-based approach

Guidelines of Clinical Supervision for Health Service Psychologists

National Association of Social Work (NASW) Best Practices for Supervision

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) Supervision Guidelines

Competencies in mental health:  state of the art

Supervisor competencies and self-assessment

Translating competencies into supervision practice—feedback exercise

Consultation, psychotherapy, and mentoring versus supervision

-15-minute break

-One hour

Best practice competencies

 The supervisory relationship and the working alliance

Ø  Establishing goals and tasks to create an emotional bond

Ø  Living Supervision Contract

Ø  Related factors including supervisee disclosure

Ø  Strains and Ruptures

Ø  Repair

Resolution of conflict and disclosure issues in supervision

Ø  Potential conflict areas


-One half-hour

Diversity Considerations

Ø  Infusion/integration of diversity in supervision

o   Definition

o   Current competency factors

o   Methods to infuse diversity

o   Issues of self-disclosure across supervisee, supervisor, client

Ø  Video vignette and role plays of effective approaches with cultural humility

- One hour

Legal and Ethical considerations

Ø  Ethical codes

Ø  Liability issues

Ø  Multiple relationships

Ø  Era of the internet—dilemmas regarding Google searches and social media: ethical decision-making models

Ø  Risk Management

Ø  Analysis of specific legal and ethical issues in practice:  case examples

Ø  Problem solving grids particular to training

-15-minute break

-One hour

Outcome assessment and evaluation of the supervisory process

Evaluation and Dealing with the supervisee who does not meet competency standards

Ø  Deterrents to evaluation

Ø  Monitoring and providing feedback

Ø  Use of competencies-based assessment for formative evaluation

Ø  Identification of the supervisee who does not meet competence requirements

Ø  Preemption of term “impairment”

Ø  Preventative strategies

Documentation strategies

-One half-hour

Summary and Additional Considerations


Ø  Prevention of supervisor/supervisee burnout

Ø  Self-care strategies and communities of competent caring

Ø  Summary, applications to situations, questions



Carol Falender, Ph.D., is co-author of Clinical Supervision: A Competency-based Approach (APA, 2004) and Getting the Most Out of Clinical Supervision:  A Guide for Interns and Trainees (APA, 2012) with Edward Shafranske, co-editor of Casebook for Supervision: A Competency-based Approach (APA, 2008) with Edward Shafranske, and Multiculturalism and Diversity in Clinical Supervision: A Competency-based Approach (2014) with Edward Shafranske and Celia Falicov. She directed APA approved internship programs at child and family guidance clinics for over twenty years. Dr. Falender is a Fellow of American Psychological Association (APA) and was President of Division 37, Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (APA).  She is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology, Chair of California Psychological Association (CPA) Division II, Education and Training, Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee, and Chair of the CPA Continuing Education Committee.




This course is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA.)  LACPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.


This course may be taken to satisfy California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
continuing education requirements.


It is important to note that APA 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 after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.


 Program and location are subject to change.

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