Date: 3/21/2018, 9:00 am—4:30 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
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 supervising Associate Clinical Social Workers (ASW), Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFT) , Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (ALPC) and Psychologist Interns. Impending BBS changes in providing clinical supervision will be reviewed. 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. Ethical issues in the areas of self awareness and care will be reviewed including transference, counter-transference, secondary trauma, and self care techniques.