Essential Knowledge and Skills for Effective Supervision

Essential Knowledge and Skills for Effective Supervision


10 Hours | 10 CEs (CEUs)


Program Description

This self-paced training program on the 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. For example, approved supervisors in the state of California need to have training in supervision theory, modalities, laws, ethics, and standards of practice. This training provides the essential tools necessary to provide quality, ethical supervision to trainees in their agencies. Through the use of didactic and experiential practice, this training 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.

Intended Audience

This training program is intended for mental health and allied professionals, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists. This training program is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

Upon completion of this training program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe 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.

Course Outline

Participants will expand their knowledge of basic supervision practice and develop their own supervisory style to best protect clients while developing clinicians under their supervision.

  • Theory
  • Modalities
  • Laws & Ethics
  • Standards of Practice

Here’s what others are saying about this training:

“I liked how the presenter engaged the group with relevant research and discussion.”

“Dr. Sheperis is a fantastic presetner. I really appreciated the sections on clients well being and symptoms.”

Continuing Education Credit

This Distance Learning Course is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CEs you are required to complete all course materials, quizzes, and the evaluation. No partial credit is available. A score of 70% is required to proceed; you will be able to re-take any quiz on which you score less than 70%. Participants will earn 10 CE hours upon completion of these requirements. Each participant will be able to download and print the CE certificate upon completion of the final evaluation.

Board Approvals: APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC. Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

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