Essential Knowledge and Skills for Effective Supervision


Essential Knowledge and Skills for Effective Supervision

$250.00 $225.00

Dr. Donna Sheperis

October 4, 2019

8:30am – 4:30pm

Palo Alto University, Los Altos Campus

7 Hours | 7 CEs

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SKU: 144554 Category:

Program Description

This live training on Essential Knowledge and Skills for Effective Supervision is presented by Dr. Donna Sheperis.

Clinical supervision of counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and social workers requires more than experience in the field. Approved supervisors in the state of California need to have training in supervision theory, modalities, laws, ethics, and standards of practice. This training provides attendees with the essential tools necessary to provide quality, ethical supervision to trainees in their agencies. Through the use of didactic and experiential practice, this workshop will help participants expand their knowledge of basic supervision practice and develop their own supervisory style to best protect clients while developing clinicians under their supervision.

If you would like to ‘attend’ this workshop but cannot travel to Palo Alto – consider virtual attendance. We are pleased to offer virtual attendance for all our workshops via ZOOM. Virtual attendees will be emailed all the details to connect via ZOOM and will be sent electronic copies of all materials.

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Intended Audience

The intended audience for this workshop includes mental health and allied professionals, including psychologists, social workers, and counselors. This workshop is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:


  • Define the roles of functions of clinical supervisors
  • Describe major models of supervision influencing clinical practice
  • Describe primary techniques of clinical supervision
  • Describe goals of supervision tailored to specific supervisee needs
  • Describe ethical and relational challenges in supervision

About Dr. Donna Sheperis

Dr. Donna Sheperis is an Associate Professor in the Master’s of Counseling Program at Palo Alto University. Additionally, she serves as the Practicum and Internship Coordinator for the program. Dr Sheperis has taught for land based and online programs since 2000. Dr. Sheperis is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor with over 29 years of experience in clinical mental health settings. She has presented workshops and taught graduate classes on supervision since 2003.

Dr. Sheperis is the Past-President of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling. She has served as Co-Chair of the American Counseling Association Ethics Committee and currently sits on the ACA Ethics Appeals Committee. She has authored over 15 journal articles, multiple book chapters, and published Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Fundamentals of Applied Practice for Pearson Publishing and Ethical Decision Making for 21st Century Counselors for Sage Publishing.

Dr. Sheperis presents regularly on a variety of topics and has received numerous awards for her teaching, scholarship and research.

Continuing Education Credit

This is a Live In-Person Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will be required to complete the evaluation for this workshop. No partial credit is available. Participants will earn 7 CE hours for this workshop upon full attendance and completion of the workshop evaluation. Certificates will sent electronically as PDFs available for download and printing.
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