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Clinical Supervision, Legal, Ethical, and Risk Management Issues

Author: George B. Haarman, Psy.D., LMFT
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Course Created: 2013

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

This course will attempt to identify and review many of the common problems and challenges of clinical supervision that occur in mental health and social services settings. Legal, ethical, and risk-management issues will be identified and reviewed, along with potential solutions. The roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and supervisee will be examined and techniques to define goals and objectives of supervision defined. Common difficulties and specific problem situations that may occur in supervision are reviewed and discussed.

The course will also assist in making distinctions between administrative and clinical supervision, areas of potential overlap or conflict, and potential difficulties with boundary issues. Specific supervisor competencies and the qualities and characteristics of effective supervisors will be reviewed.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • compare models of supervision.
  • Describe ethical issues in supervision.
  • Explain legal issues in supervision.
  • Describe supervisee impairment.
  • utilize evaluation in supervision.

Course Syllabus

  • Competent and Effective Supervision
  • Models of Clinical Supervision
  • Supervisory Formats and Techniques
  • Ethical Issues in Supervision
  • Legal Issues in Supervision
  • Risk Management Strategies
  • Impairment
  • Evaluation in Supervision

Social Workers:

This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2015-8/8/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


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