Through development of a schema of supervisor competency, increased attention may be devoted to competence evaluation, supervisee and supervisor development, and support of the supervisor’s skills, all of which will benefit the supervisees.There is evidence that there are few differences in concepts, attitudes, or practice between psychologists and other mental health professionals (Kavanagh, Spence, Strong, Wilson, Sturk, & Crow, 2003).Through use of this framework as a standard, supervision becomes more systematic, with particular domains of knowledge, skills, and values.The approach entails supervisee and supervisor self-awareness of knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes.These guidelines and best practices share many essential components, and the various topics of these will provide the structure for this course.More specifically, this course will provide background and methodology for the practice of high quality supervision in a competency- and strength-based orientation that is proactive. Net is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Net maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Net, provider #1107, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Net is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Net is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OH-CSWMFT) to offer continuing education for counselors, social workers, and MFTs. The materials in this course are based on the most current information and research available to the author at the time of writing. Course format (distance learning - online activity). Net has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP #6323.
The highest duties of the supervisor are: first and foremost, protection of clients and the public; to serve as gatekeeper, ensuring that only suitable individuals enter the respective professions; and to provide enhancement and support for the development of competence, professionalism, and identity.In reality, there are increasing variants on this more traditional stance in that less senior – even less experienced clinicians are in roles of clinical supervisor and must learn to maximize their ability to supervise effectively.As we progress toward more evidence-based approaches to supervision and therapy, there is the need for a definition that can be operationalized or translated into measurable categories (Milne, Aylott, Fitzpatrick, & Ellis, 2008).This course material is designed to equip supervisors with a comprehensive understanding of clinical supervision, structure of practice, and the strengths of effective practice as well as an understanding of the potential harm inflicted on supervisees by less-than-competent practice.Supervision may well be the highest calling in psychology as well as in other mental health professions.