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Supervision Essentials for the Practice of Competency-Based Supervision

Author: Carol A. Falender and Edward P. Shafranske

Course Created: 2017

Practice Level: Intermediate

Book Required Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

This this course describes a transtheoretical approach that has been the gold standard in supervisory practice for nearly two decades. Participants will learn how to identify, assess, and track the knowledge, specific skills, broad attitudes, and human values that undergird a series of professional competencies in areas such as professional values, sensitivity to individual and cultural differences, ethical and legal standards, self-care, scientific knowledge and methods, applying evidence-based practice, and more.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • describe the benefits of Competency-Based Clinical Supervision
  • discuss components of a supervisory contract
  • list some of the requirements for effective telesupervision
  • explain the supervisor's role as a gate-keeper

Course Syllabus

I. Foundations of Competency-Based Clinical Supervision
Groundwork and Rationale
Implementing Competency-Based Clinical Supervision and Best Practices
Illustration: Excerpt From a Transcript of a Supervisory Session
II. Core Competencies and Applications in Supervision
Multiculturalism and Diversity
Addressing Personal Factors, Responsiveness, and Reactivity
Ensuring Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Competence
Supervisees Who Do Not Meet Professional Competence Standards
Becoming a Supervisor and Enhancing Supervisor Expertise
Transforming Clinical Supervision

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