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Clinical Supervisor Training

Clinical Supervisor Training (36 hours)

Format: Asynchronous (online, self-directed)
Cost: $950 + HST + the cost of the textbook

Required textbook: Falender, Carol A. and Shafranske, Edward P (2021). Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach. USA: American Psychological Association 

Overview of the program

In many industries, the need for quality supervision and oversight is in high demand, and this is especially true in the clinical setting. Students in this course are introduced to emerging supervisor methods, practices, and metrics that guide the supervision pathway.

This 40-hour/16-week course examines the supervisory relationship, including evidence-based measures for evaluation, and common themes that emerge during clinical supervision. This course also explores competency-based clinical supervision, the creation of learning contexts, case management, teaching techniques, and theories of adult learning. 

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Course Description

Suitable for aspiring supervisors, regardless of preferred modality of intervention, this 40-hour online course introduces emerging supervisors to the methods, practices, and metrics that guide the supervision pathway.

Students will require access to a live supervisee who is either a true supervisee, or a colleague who is willing to be a “test” subject. Additionally, students will require 4 recorded (audio or video) supervision encounters with the supervisee as part of the course assignments.

Program completion requires a live 1:1 online session with an experienced supervisor (provided by Adler’s team), with whom participants will evaluate and review their final recorded interview with their chosen supervisee(s).

Eligibility and Certification

This course is intended for both community-based and agency-employed clinicians who aspire to supervise the clinical practice of others. By completing this 40-hour/16-week course, participants will have met the requirements set by some regulatory bodies (e.g., CRPO*, etc.) or recognized counselling associations (e.g., ACCT**, CCPA, etc.) necessary to become clinical supervisors.

Our eligibility requirements include:

  • You must have extensive professional experience, including 5 years of registered practice as a psychotherapist or clinical counsellor (RTC or equivalent), or a combination of 5 years’ registration with either
  1. a regulatory body (e.g., CRPO, OCSWSSW) anywhere in Canada; or
  2. a recognized counselling association (e.g., ACCT, CCPA).
  • You must be familiar with at least 2 of the “big 5” modalities currently most practiced (viz., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Marriage and Family Systems Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR))
  • You must have at least 1000 hours of direct client contact
  • You must have at least 120 hours of professional supervision post-graduation

Upon submission of all course assignments, including submission of the supervision recording tape/video, and following their review by the teaching team, students will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of this course.

 * The CRPO Supervisor requirements may be found at: https://www.crpo.ca/supervision/#supervision_requirements

** The ACCT Supervisor requirements may be found at: https://acctcounsellor.com/content.php?page=Supervision_Expectations

Getting Started

Once payment is received, you will receive an enrolment email with a UserID and a temporary password; these will allow you to enter the course software and begin. This enrolment email will take approximately seven business days to be processed. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER DURING THIS TIME. If you do not see this email within seven business days, please contact us. 

Please note that all of our online courses have a set amount of time for you to complete your courseworkFor this course, the maximum allotted period is 16 weeks. Your window begins upon receipt of your enrollment email. To ensure that you are given sufficient time to complete all of the material, please purchase your course no sooner than 5-7 business days prior to the date that you intend to begin studying, as this is how long it takes for the license key to be generated from the time you make your purchase. Your countdown will begin upon receipt of your enrollment email, and not upon your using the information there contained to access the course.  We uphold a policy that we do not extend or re-open the software to you once your 12-week period of learning is up. Plan accordingly: if you will be away, you must catch up on your work.

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