The vital part supervision plays in the career of the mental health professional is verified by the extent to which professional associations require evidence of ongoing supervision to maintain membership. It is also important to note that a larger percentage of postgraduate practitioners want to maintain some form of supervision to ensure their skills continue to improve and develop. Supervision has elements that are similar to teaching, training, therapy and consultation, yet it must not be confused as a substitute for these. This course introduces the process of effective supervision and offers strategies and methods that can be immediately integrated into supervisory practice.
In this course you will be introduced to supervision models and theories; ethical and legal considerations (malpractice, the duty to warn); direct and vicarious liability; ethical decision-making; supervisee self report; using process notes; the effective use of audiotape and videotape; group supervision; live observation; live supervision; evaluation and feedback; supervision planning; record keeping.