Why you'll love this course

If you're used to supervision trainings about the mechanics of supervision, this will be a breath of fresh air. It guides you through key introspective and supervisory processes to truly create an equitable and just supervision relationship.

Course description

What does it mean to set up supervision as equity work? In this course, new and seasoned clinical supervisors will learn steps they can take to shift supervision from “sensitive to diversity” to proactive engagement in decolonizing the supervision process. Supervisors will be encouraged to engage in critical self-examination of the self-of-the- supervisor to understand how their own identities such as race-ethnicity, gender, religion, and personal beliefs and values impact their supervision. This course integrates the latest research on supervision and training, biases and the brain, decolonizing practices and racial equity work in therapy. This course includes specific techniques to help supervisors foster more collaborative and equity minded relationships with supervisees.

2.5 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive) 

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what decolonizing supervision means and why it is important to do so

  • Increase intrapersonal insight and self-awareness of implicit biases and social context to deepen interpersonal connection with supervisees

  • Examine the individual-focused historical context of mental health fields in order to expand supervision to be more inclusive and collaborative

  • Practice at least four ways of addressing positionality, inequity, and creating space for reflection in their roles as supervisors

Course outline

1. Introduction to Decolonizing Supervision

a. Overview

b. Introduction to presenters

2. Supervision as equity work

a. Traditional models of supervision

b. Developments in supervision models

c. Reflection

3. Self of Supervisor/Self-Awareness

a. Biases and the brain

b. Social structures that shape our biases

c. Social circles exercise

d. Reflection

4. Structural Awareness

a. History/Founders of mental health fields

b. Group supervision dynamics

c. Individual supervision dynamics

d. Client to therapist to supervisor

e. Reflection

5. Application to Supervision

a. Centering alternative theories/models

b. Acknowledging positionality

c. Naming and addressing inequities

d. Creating space

References.pdf

Instructors

Dana Stone, PhD, LMFT and Jessica ChenFeng, PhD, LMFT

Dana Stone, PhD, LMFT is an Associate Professor at California State University Northridge. Jessica ChenFeng, PhD, LMFT is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Physician Vitality at Loma Linda University. Each has been involved in therapist teaching and training for several years. In 2019 they coauthored Finding Your Voice as an Early Career Marriage and Family Therapist.

Additional Information

Format and Length:

Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 2 hours, 37 minutes.

Topic Area:

Social and Cultural Competence; Supervision

Instructional Level:

Intermediate

Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. Learners are expected to complete the quiz within a reasonable number of attempts, and may be blocked from completing the course and receiving their certificate if unable to do so.

Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:

After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.

Who Should Attend:

Supervisors of psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals.

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: February 11, 2021 

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Refund Policy:

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Contact Information:

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Continuing Education Approvals:

SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 2.5 hours of continuing education (2.5 CE credits) for psychologists.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2020 – 07/06/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.5 continuing education credit in the Social and Cultural Competence topic area.

SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582. 

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0030.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0206.

SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.


This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.