Prelicensed therapists receive mixed messages about the importance of self-care. They are told by instructors and supervisors to take time for their own wellbeing, while simultaneously navigating academic and professional demands that require them to put their own wellbeing last. Related themes that often emerge in supervision include beliefs that:
- The needs of the patient always come before the needs of the therapist
- Being a skilled clinician means never making a mistake
- Being yourself and being professional are mutually exclusive
This course will teach you how to create a supervisory environment that prioritizes the wellbeing of your supervisees while simultaneously upholding, and even enhancing, clinical instruction.
This course is rooted in evidence-based techniques that both contribute to cultivating psychological wellbeing and align with competency-based supervision guidelines. Participants will learn how to create a supervisory environment that promotes supervisee flexibility (clinical and personal), self-compassion, authenticity, and self-care, while still maintaining an effective supervision relationship where strong boundaries, actionable feedback, and professional standards of practice remain at the forefront. This will not be a course in competency-based supervision, so participants should be familiar with competency-based supervision guidelines.
Total running time 213 minutes. 3.5 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive).
Set at least four effective parameters for supervision that emphasize the dialectic of structure and flexibility
Collaborate with supervisees in the development of a supervisory contract that equally prioritizes competency-based supervision guidelines and an environment conducive to supervisee wellbeing
Effectively discuss and model at least four behaviors associated with a strong supervision relationship without crossing boundaries into conducting psychotherapy with supervisees
Provide effective and actionable feedback to supervisees to increase opportunities for clinical improvement
Model at least two forms of healthy professional expectations
Utilize at least three techniques to help supervisees accept their own mistakes and limitations as a part of learning and professional development
1. An effective framework
a. Purpose of supervision
b. Competence and well-being
c. Helpful vs. unhelpful supervision
d. Common struggles
e. Power differentials
f. Parenting styles as model
2. Modeling to shape well-being behaviors
a. Modeling to shape supervisee behavior
b. Creating an authoritative space
c. Flexibility and professionalism
e. Genuineness and authenticity
f. Clarity an non-judgmental stance
h. Compassion and openness
3. Tools for cultivating professional well-being
b. Radical acceptance
d. Tools in practice
e. Grounding exercises
f. Boundary setting
Format and Length:
Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 213 minutes. Progress is saved after each lesson section so you can complete the course in multiple sittings. Please note that if you leave the course in the middle of a video, quiz, or survey section you may be required to start that section from the beginning.
Clinical Practice (Supervision)
Intermediate. This course is designed for those with significant clinical experience who may be new to the supervisory role and relationship, and assumes significant familiarity with competency-based supervision guidelines.
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:
Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: March 20, 2022
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.
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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 3.5 hours of continuing education (3.5 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, #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: 07/06/2021 – 07/06/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.5 continuing education credits in the Clinical 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 3.5 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.
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.