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

Date: 6/16/2015, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Berkeley
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
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 is 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.

Learning Objectives

– Participants will review the legal clinical supervision requirements with the BBS and BOP for LMFT, LCSW, LPPC Licensed Psychologist interns and associates
– To increase knowledge, skills and competencies needed for providing clinical supervision.
– To increase knowledge of legal and ethical issues impacting clinical supervision including liability issues, mandated reporting, and ethical best practices.
– To increase knowledge and skills for supporting associates and trainees in addressing self awareness and self care issues related to their work.