Foundations of Clinical Supervision Certificate

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The Foundations of Clinical Supervision Certificate is designed for new supervisors or individuals who are considering becoming a supervisor. This program offers an introduction to a conceptual framework for supervision, along with careful application of these ideas to real world situations and concrete tools for supervisory practice. The course draws on concepts from multiple theoretical perspectives: psychodynamic, attachment, trauma and adult learning theories, always synthesizing perspectives on cultural awareness and the impact of oppression.

Attendees will learn from a diverse team of advanced practitioners. The program meets every week on Thursdays and provides 25 hours of instruction. Each 2.5 hour live, interactive webinar will include a didactic presentation and large group discussion, as well as work in small groups to build a repertoire of supervisory skills and interventions. In addition, the course will provide beginning supervisors with a continuous learning community for consultation, collaboration and collegial support.

The Foundations of Clinical Supervision Certificate is designed to help clinicians:

  • Apply central concepts from psychodynamic, attachment, and learning theory as these influence the supervisory relationship 
  • Recognize the value of the perspective of cultural humility in supervision 
  • Identify some effective tools to support the supervisee’s learning and development 
  • Consider the importance of ethical and organizational dimensions of supervision

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Program Dates
The program meets utilizing the Zoom platform every week on Thursdays from 1-3:45 p.m. ET. 

Spring 2024 Dates: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, and 16 2024. May 17 should be held in the event of a make-up class.  

March Courses
March 14: Conceptualizing the Supervisory Relationship and The Work of Supervision
March 21: Foundations of the Supervisory Frame
March 28: Introduction to Dynamics of Supervision

April Courses 
April 4: Core Concepts in Psychodynamic Supervision
April 11: Intersectionality and Culture
April 18: Teaching and Learning in Supervision
April 25: Tools for Teaching in Supervision

May Courses
May 2: Fundamentals of Ethical Supervision
May 9: Supervision and the Organizational Context
May 16: Problems and Possibilities 

Fall 2024 Dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, and December 3, 10, 17. Make up class date TBD. 

Application Deadline: Applications open June 1, 2024 and close on September 1, 2024.

October Courses
October 8: Conceptualizing the Supervisory Relationship and The Work of Supervision
October 15: Foundations of the Supervisory Frame
October 22: Introduction to Dynamics of Supervision
October 29: Core Concepts in Psychodynamic Supervision

November Courses
November 5: Intersectionality and Culture
November 12: Teaching and Learning in Supervision
November 19: Tools for Teaching in Supervision

December Courses
December 3: Fundamentals of Ethical Clinical Practice
December 10: Supervision and the Organizational Context
December 17: Problems and Possibilities