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Foundations of Clinical Supervision

6 CE Credit Hours - Online Course - $59.00

Developed by Sage de Beixedon Breslin, Ph.D.

Course fulfills the California six hour Supervision Requirement for psychologists (by BOP) and for MFTs (by BBS). It also fulfills the supervision requirement in other states, check with your state board.

Also see our Supervision Savings Package (for LCSWs) of 15 CE Credit Hours.

Course materials: text/webpage Articles    audio Audios

Transcripts are available for ALL MP3s in pdf format.

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General Course Description

In this intermediate level course you will become familiar with the purpose and process of clinical supervision. You will review the currently accepted models for conducting supervision, the requirements posed by various licensing bodies, the skills and qualities of supervisor and supervisee, which promote effective supervision, and the ethics associated with supervisory relationships. Whether your interest is simply the expansion of knowledge of all things clinical or whether you are considering becoming a supervisor, this course will expand your understanding of supervision and its impacts.

The course is composed of eight documents. The first and second articles provide a thorough review of the models of supervision and the requirements for supervision of trainees in Psychology, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapy (with emphasis on California laws and regulations). The third article reviews all aspects of ethics and laws which are relevant to the supervisory experience. The next section, accompanied by two audiotaped interviews, a video and an article, postulates the qualities and skills associated with effective supervisors and trainees. The eighth document discusses multicultural competencies required for cross-cultural supervision. Additional resources and references are provided for further study, but they are not part of the course.

Educational Objectives

This course will teach the participant to:

1.    Compare and contrast the various models of supervision.

2.    Differentiate between supervision and therapy.

3.    Identify the unique qualities and skills that effective supervisors and supervisees possess.

4.    Summarize the regulations posed by various licensing boards for supervision, especially in California.

5.    Relate the impact of culture and diversity on the supervisory process and relationship.

6.    Review the ethical, ethical decision-making and legal considerations in supervision.

Course Syllabus

Structure and Process of Supervision

  • Requirements, Responsibilities and Qualifications for Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy & Social Work
  • Regulations Posed by Licensing Agencies
  • Links to Boards' & Licensing Agencies' Regulations

The Tao of Supervision: Technique-based versus Process-based Supervision

Supervision Models: Psychotherapy-based

  • Psychodynamic Model
  • Client Centered Model
  • Cognitive Behavioral Model
  • Systems Model


  • Developmental Models
    • Loganbill, et al. & Stoltenberg & Delworth
  • Role Perspective Models
    • Bernard's Model & Holloway's Model

Effective Supervision

  • Structure
  • General Styles & Presentation


  • Gender and Perceived Stereotypes
  • Theoretical Orientation, Interaction and Learning Styles
  • BTI Types
  • Negative-Harmful Supervision


  • Attachment Style
  • Self-presentation and Self-disclosure
  • Interaction and Learning Styles
  • Theoretical Orientation
  • Gender & Perceived Stereotypes

Assessment of the Trainee

  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Personal Dynamics
  • Formal Assessment Tools

Supervision Ethics

Legal Aspects of Supervision in Psychotherapy (w/ emphasis on CA Law)

Impacts of Culture and Diversity on the Supervisory Relationship and Process

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