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Advanced Clinical Supervision: Establishing a Safe and Productive Supervisory Relationship - Ethical and Legal Aspects of Clinical Supervision

6 CE Hours Including 3 CE hours Ethics

August 9, 2024

Other seminar info: 

6 CE hours for both session, Including 3 CE hours Ethics for Afternoon Session
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Live Interactive Webinar

Seminar Description

Establishing a Safe and Productive Supervisory Relationship - Morning Session

This Webinar will identify and review many of the common problems and challenges of clinical supervision that occur in mental health and social services settings. We will examine the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and supervisee along with techniques for defining the goals and objectives of supervision.  The presenter will review and discuss common difficulties and specific problem situations that may occur during clinical supervision.

The speaker will also clarify the distinction between administrative supervision and clinical supervision, particularly where the potential for overlap or conflict exists. He will review specific supervisor competencies and the qualities and characteristics of effective supervision. He will also address difficulties with boundary violations that can occur between supervisor and supervisee.

Participants will have the opportunity to review a case study of a problematic supervisee and develop a sample remedial plan. The speaker will present concrete and specific strategies to assist supervisors in being proactive and preventing problems that frequently occur in supervision. This webinar is a must for any mental health and social service professionals who have clinical staff reporting to them.

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Clinical Supervision - Afternoon Session

Clinical supervisors are legally and ethically responsible for the actions of those they supervise. Acting as a clinical supervisor increases the risk of legal or ethical actions directed at the supervisor. This Webinar will provide participants with greater knowledge regarding their potential liability, a greater understanding of their ethical duties and responsibilities, and specific strategies to assist supervisors in being proactive in preventing many problems. 

The speaker will review in detail the five major ethical issues in clinical supervision (Competence, Due Process, Informed Consent, Confidentiality, and Multiple/Dual Relationships). Most important, he will present eighteen specific and concrete ways to prevent supervisory issues.



Morning Session

Participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the various models of clinical supervision and their applicability to various mental health and social services settings
  • Distinguish the roles and responsibilities of supervisor and supervisee
  • Describe a variety of methods, modalities, techniques, and competencies required to provide effective Clinical Supervision.
  • Identify the characteristics of the “Best” and “Worst” supervisors
  • Describe the difference between Administrative and Clinical Supervision
  • Write a Supervisory Contract
  • Describe the role of evaluation in clinical supervision  

Afternoon Session

Participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the ethical issues specifically related to clinical supervision.
  • Identify direct and vicarious liability issues in providing clinical supervision.
  • Set boundaries regarding dual relationships, including sexual relationships, while providing clinical supervision.
  • Structure the supervisory experience within the context of ethical standards and guidelines.
  • Describe potential legal issues and pitfalls in clinical supervision.
  • Construct an Informed Consent Document 

A discount is available for multiple registrations purchased together.

Days Price Quantity
Webinar $165.00
Morning Only Webinar $90.00
Afternoon Only Webinar $90.00


Morning Session

9:00 am Basic Competencies

  • Supervision versus Consultation
  • Qualities of the Best and Worst Supervisors
  • The Supervisee “Bill of Rights”
  • Models of Supervision
  • Supervisory Formats and Techniques

10:30 am Break
10:45 am Dealing with Difficulties in Supervision

  • Developing a Supervision Contract
  • Problematic Issues in Supervision
  • Remediation Plans
  • Case Study
  • Evaluation

12:00 pm Questions and Answers, Wrap-Up
12:15 pm Lunch Break
Afternoon Session
1:00 pm Legal Issues in Clinical Supervision

  • Standard-of-care
  • Standards for Clinical Supervision
  • Negligence/Malpractice
  • Direct liability
  • Vicarious liability
  • Due process
  • Evaluation

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Major Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision

  • Ten Activities Required for Ethical Supervision
  • Disciplinary Actions and Ethical Violations
  • Competence
  • Due Process
  • Informed Consent
  • Elements of Informed Consent
  • Sample Informed Consent Agreement
  • Multiple/Dual Relationships
  • Sexual Relationships  
  • Boundary Crossings and Boundary Violations
  • Socialization with Supervisees
  • Top Ten Risk Management Strategies

4:15 pm Adjourn