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Clinical Supervision and Boundaries: Ethical Issues in Practice

12.0 CE Hours Available

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Effective and ethical supervision of mental health professionals requires understanding of and skills in handling the supervisory relationship. In addition to monitoring client welfare and assisting with supervisee growth and development as a clinician, clinical supervisors need to be aware of boundary issues inherent in the relationship. These boundary issues often create legal and ethical dilemmas for the supervisor.

In this seminar, Dr. Fall will help participants identify theoretical directions, relationship and common boundary issues they may encounter as clinical supervisors, and the practical, ethical, and legal dilemmas that result. More important, she will help participants learn new ways of thinking and practicing that will increase their effectiveness as clinical supervisors.


Vintage courses do not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers


To increase participants ability to:

  • Understand the need for theory in clinical supervision
  • Apply relational aspects of clinical supervision
  • Identify characteristics of boundaries between supervisors and supervisees
  • Identify professional boundaries surrounding clinical supervision and therapy
  • Manage clinical supervision and bring clarity to boundaries
  • Identify changes concerning supervision in the codes of ethics
  • Apply new approaches & techniques to supervision
  • Discuss and delineate alternatives for action in ethical and legal dilemmas


"You decided not to report what?"

  • Nightmares for clinical supervisors
  • Distinguishing among basic concepts
    • Supervision vs. counseling vs. consultation
    • Clinical vs. administrative supervision
    • Ethical vs. legal issues and standards
  • Short film segment

Boundaries and Navigating them

  • Supervisor competence, training, and assignment
  • Cultures of the supervisor and supervisee
  • Roles of the supervisor

Documents and Structures for Supervision

  • Notes
  • Disclosure statements for practice and teaching
  • Contract or plan
  • Evaluation and gate-keeping

Ethical Guidelines & Boundary Dilemmas

The Supervision Relationship

  • Similarities and differences between counseling and supervision relationships
  • Characteristics of administrative and clinical supervisory relationships
  • ExerciseóGetting back in touch with the basics

Helping Supervisees Work Through Issues

  • Ways to encourage more self-disclosure
  • Adapting expressive therapy techniques to supervision
  • A model for peer group supervision

The Good the Bad and the Ugly: Issues of Trust & Power

Boundary Dilemmas

  • The Quiz
  • Ethical vs. Legal