course »Clinical Supervision in Youth Services and Child Welfare: Legal and Ethical Issues

Date: 4/21/2017, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Clinical supervision of trainees and associates has a critical role in the development of mental health professionals. This course reviews the legal clinical supervision requirements provided by the BBS (Board of Behavioral Sciences) and the BOP (Board of Psychology) for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPPC) and Licensed Psychologists. The role of clinical supervisors as well as the foundations for developing an effective supervisory relationship are discussed. Supervisory skills and competencies including case consultation and supervisee evaluation guidelines will be provided. Liability and legal issues will also be reviewed including standards of care, minor consent, confidentiality, and mandated reporting. Ethical best practices in client and supervisee situations will be discussed. Finally, ethical issues in the areas of self awareness and care will be reviewed including transference, counter-transference, secondary trauma, and self care techniques.