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Clinical Supervision in Addictions and Mental Health Counseling (More Info)

Description: All of our courses are approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, Florida Board of Nursing and National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors. This course on Clinical Supervision in Addictions and Mental Health Counseling meets license renewal continuing education requirements for many licensed health professionals and is taught using text, narrated PowerPoint, video and mp3 audio. All course materials and reference materials are available free online. The learner objectives are: Define clinical supervision; Discuss the purpose of supervision; Delineate the differences between supervision and counseling; Identify ten principles for leadership in the new organizational structure; Identify agency stakeholders; Discuss what traits make an effective supervisor; Self-evaluate in order to be able to articulate answers to the following questions - How do I believe change occurs, What are the crucial variables in training and supervision, How do I measure success in supervision, How do I contribute to that success, What learning objectives do I have for supervision, What techniques will I apply to ensure learning objectives are met; Identify the layers present in models of supervision - Philosophical foundation, Descriptive dimensions, The supervisor’s and supervisee’s stage of development, Contextual factors including personal characteristics and setting/environment; Examine approaches to supervision including developmental, psychodynamic, the skills model, the systems model and the alcohol and drug abuse model; Examine unique characteristics of addictions; Discuss what is involved in establishing a supervisory relationship, including contracts, individual development plans, referrals; Discuss how to assess the learning environment in your supervision setting; Learn about limits and managing the supervisory workload; Identify multiple methods for observation and the unique strengths and weaknesses of each; Become familiar with the five types of supervisory intervention and methods for providing feedback; Identify the six core areas for counselor competencies; Identify several major sources of anxiety for supervisees and methods to assist them; Develop a list of solution-focused methods for assisting supervisees in overcoming roadblocks; Define burnout and methods for burnout prevention; Review Ethical and Legal Concerns including documentation of supervision and key boundary issues.

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Added: Wed May 13 2009

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