ASWB accreditation for this course expires December 31, 2023.

Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

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

This course is based on a book and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

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

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
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


Carol A. Falender

Carol A. Falender, PhD, is coauthor of Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach and Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision: A Guide for Practicum Students and Interns with Edward P. Shafranske, coeditor of Casebook for Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach with Edward P. Shafranske, and coeditor of Multiculturalism and Diversity in Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach with Edward P. Shafranske and Celia J. Falicov. She was a member of the Supervision Guidelines Group of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards and chair of the Supervision Guidelines Task Force of the Board of Educational Affairs of the American Psychological Association (APA). She directed APA-approved internship programs at child and family guidance clinics for over 20 years. Dr. Falender is a fellow of APA and was president of APA Division 37, Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice. She is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, clinical professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology, co-chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee, and chair of the California Psychological Association Continuing Education Committee.

Edward P. Shafranske

Edward P. Shafranske, PhD, ABPP, is a professor of psychology, Muriel Lipsey Chair in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and director of the PsyD program in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University. In addition, he serves as associate clinical professor of psychiatry (voluntary), School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine and maintains a clinical practice in Irvine, California. He has published widely in the field of clinical supervision. His books include Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach (with Carol A. Falender); Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision: A Guide for Practicum Students and Interns (with Carol A. Falender); Casebook for Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach (with Carol A. Falender) and Multiculturalism and Diversity in Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach (with Carol A. Falender and Celia J. Falicov). Dr. Shafranske is a fellow of APA (Divisions 12, 29, 36), served twice as president of APA Division 36, and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of psychology by the California Psychological Association. Having supervised graduate students, postdoctoral clinicians and psychiatric residents, he strives to make theory and research accessible to the everyday practice of clinical supervision.

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