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Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach

Author: Carol A. Falender and Edward P. Shafranske

Course Created: 2004

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 9 hours
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Course Summary

Not approved For ASWB
Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach covers supervision in the mental health fields from theory through practice. The book states that "A competency-based approach, however, provides an explicit framework and method to initiate, develop, implement, and evaluate the processes and outcomes of supervision." According to the authors, "the chapters in this volume are organized around topics we consider to be foundational to supervision practice: effective practices in supervision, technical competence, personal factors, the therapeutic and supervisory alliance, diversity competence, ethical and legal responsibilities and case management and evaluation. We conclude with a discussion of the existing challenges and opportunities that must be addressed to advance the practice of clinical supervision."

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the most highly rated forms of supervision.
  • Describe the assessment of competence in supervision.
  • Explain the implications of self-disclosure in supervision.
  • Describe the concept of a therapeutic alliance in supervision.
  • Explain the importance of multicultural competency in supervision.
  • Discuss the role of confidentiality in supervision.

Course Syllabus

  1. The practice of clinical supervision
  2. What makes for good supervision?
  3. Building technical competence
  4. Addressing personal factors in supervision
  5. Alliance in therapeutic and supervisory relationships
  6. Building diversity competence in supervision
  7. Ethical and legal perspectives and risk management
  8. Evaluation of the supervisory process
  9. The evolving practice of clinical supervision


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