Foundations of Clinical Supervision Certificate: Psychodynamic Supervision in a Multicultural Context

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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


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

Fall 2023 Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30 and December 7 and 15. December 16 should also be held in the event of a make-up class. 

October Courses
October 5: Conceptualizing the Supervisory Relationship and The Work of Supervision
October 12: Foundations of the Supervisory Frame
October 19: Introduction to Dynamics of Supervision
October 26: Core Concepts in Psychodynamic Supervision

November Courses
November 2: Intersectionality and Culture
November 9: Teaching and Learning in Supervision
November 16: Tools for Teaching in Supervision
November 30: Fundamentals of Ethical Clinical Practice

December Courses
December 7: Supervision and the Organizational Context
December 15: Problems and Possibilities