Full Course Description

Best Practices in Clinical Supervision: A Blueprint for Providing Effective and Ethical Clinical Supervision

Are you considering joining the ranks of those who are approved to provide this invaluable oversight of fellow professionals? Are you already a clinical supervisor and need to formalize and enhance your knowledge and skills? This recording presents a blueprint, based on established best practices, for providing effective and ethical clinical supervision.

Explore clinical supervision through the lens of critical legal, ethical, and risk management issues. Gain clarity on how to define the goals of supervision, as well as the responsibilities of both supervisor and supervisee. Analyze the “How Do I?” of clinical supervision, with details on individual vs. group supervision, case consultation, interactive live supervision, audio and video sessions, and other methods and techniques. Determine how to meet, and then exceed, your obligations regarding competence, confidentiality, vicarious liability, and other standards.

Program Information


  1. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of supervisor and supervisee.
  2. Choose the most effective model of clinical supervision for a particular setting.
  3. Determine how to properly use various methods and techniques of clinical supervision.
  4. Demonstrate how to avoid and resolve ethical, legal, and risk management problems that arise in clinical supervision.
  5. Utilize various tools available for evaluating supervisees and supervision.
  6. Determine how to meet standards of competence, confidentiality, and vicarious liability.



  • Administrative vs. clinical supervision
  • Role of the clinical supervisor
  • Teaching supervisees how to use supervision effectively
  • Assisting supervisees in taking an active role


  • Developmental models
  • Psychotherapy based models
  • Integrative models
  • Parallel process model
  • The supervisee as “patient”


  • Multicultural supervision
  • Individual vs. group supervision
  • Co-therapy vs. co-responsibility
  • Case consultation
  • Written activities and case notes
  • Live observation
  • Interactive live supervision
  • Audio and video recording of sessions
  • Experiential methods


  • Ethical
    • Supervisor competence
    • Informed consent
    • Boundary issues
    • Dual relationships
    • Supervisor/supervisee obligations
    • Incompetent or impaired supervisees
    • Sexual attraction
    • Confidentiality
    • Documentation
    • Evaluation and feedback
  • Legal
    • Vicarious liability
    • Standard-of-care
    • Negligence
    • Confidentiality vs. privilege
    • Duty to warn/report
    • Due process 
  • Risk management
    • Knowledge of ethical codes and mental health law
    • Supervision contracts
    • Boundaries of competence
    • Consultation supervision
    • Documentation
    • Ongoing training in supervision
    • Liability insurance coverage
    • Insuring confidentiality
    • Supervisory malpractice


  • Formative vs. summative evaluations
  • Criteria for evaluation
  • Standardization of methods
  • Self-evaluation
  • Objective evaluation tools
  • Supervisory evaluation
  • 360-degree feedback
  • Develop a supervisory plan


Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Mental Health Administrators
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers

Copyright : 01/25/2018

Online Clinical Supervision: Best Practices for Every Clinician

Tele-supervision solves a lot of problems – particularly for licensees who don’t have access to high quality, affordable clinical supervisors, and even more so for clinicians who are seeking supervision within a specific specialty such as multicultural counseling or LGBTQ populations.

Join Rachel McCrickard, LMFT, founder of the first HIPAA-compliant video platform for providing clinical supervision, for this 1- hour recording highlighting best practices for distance supervision as well as the professional opportunities it presents. You’ll learn:

  • How states are shifting licensure rules to allow online supervision
  • A first look at recent research on the efficacy of tele-supervision
  • Best practices for establishing an online clinical supervision presence.  
  • The challenges of using this emerging modality, including ethical implications
  • And more!

You don’t want to miss the latest information on this growing trend in supervision.

Program Information


  • How states are shifting licensure rules to allow online supervision
  • A first look at recent research on the efficacy of tele-supervision
  • Best practices for establishing an online clinical supervision presence  
  • Review a sample Supervision Contract


  1. Appraise recent research on the efficacy of tele-supervision
  2. Implement five best practices of delivering tele-supervision
  3. Determine where to find the rules and regulations relative to clinical supervision by state and/or professional board

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses

Copyright : 04/15/2020

Comprehensive DSM-5-TR™ Updates: New Diagnoses, Coding Changes & Cultural Considerations

Neglecting new diagnoses, making coding errors & culturally insensitive language faux pas can be time-consuming, frustrating & cause you to lose clients.

But… it doesn’t have to be that way.  Quickly and efficiently learn the updates to DSM-5-TR™!

Join Dr. George Haarman, PSYD, LMFT for the most thorough and comprehensive education you can get on DSM-5-TR™ updates.  You’ll get everything you need to know on:

  • New disorders including prolonged grief, suicidal behavior disorder & more! 
  • Specific suicidal considerations for EVERY disorder 
  • Updated language for gender dysphoria, dysthymia, delirium & more 
  • How to apply over 50 coding changes and new V-code specifiers

Plus, explore cultural considerations, broad DSM controversies, philosophy, unethical practices & more!

Program Information


  1. Inspect differences between the DSM-5® and the DSM-5-TR™.
  2. Categorize new classifications that have been added to the DSM-5-TR™.
  3. Appraise the impact of culture and race on DSM-5-TR™.
  4. Apply updates to coding changes to over 50 changes. 
  5. Integrate changes in diagnostic criteria between DSM-5® and DSM-5-TR™.
  6. Analyze diagnostic criteria for Suicidal Behavior Disorder, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, and Prolonged Grief Disorder.


DSM-5-TR™: Controversies & Philosophy 

  • “Colossal errors” in the DSM-5™
  • Ties to the pharmaceutical industry & what it means 
  • Have we pathologized everyone?
  • Internalizing vs externalizing components of disorders
  • Integrate WHODAS in assessment
  • Culture free or impacted by creators?
Disorder & Diagnostic Criteria Changes
  • Updates to:
    • Dysthymia 
    • Gender Dysphoria – changes to language
    • Delirium
    • Adjustment Disorders
    • Specific instructions coding substance use disorder specifiers 
    • Expirations of grief – have we pathologized it?
  • Major differences between DSM-5™ & DSM-5-TR™
Master Coding Changes
  • Over 50 coding changes, NEW:
    • Specifiers
    • V-Codes
    • Z-Codes
  • Language updates & more
Cultural Considerations: Essential Diagnoses
  • Use the Cultural formation interview (CFI)
  • Susto, Taijin Kyofusho & more cultural diagnoses 
  • Non-diagnostic foci of clinical attention
Unethical Practices & Common Questions
  • Going too far with Adjustment Disorders?
  • Suicide considerations for EVERY disorder
  • Pocket guide vs Full 
  • When do I withhold diagnosis?
  • Can I skip a medical examination or screening?
  • What if I just work with one population?

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 05/16/2022