Clinical Supervision: Foundations (9 hours)

9 Hours Clinical Supervision: Foundations

Clinical Supervision: Foundations (9 hours)

Price: $108.00

This course will help both current and aspiring supervisors in developing and strengthening their supervisory skills. With the proper level of knowledge and competencies, supervisors can assist newer mental health professionals build their skills and preserve a higher level of professionalism in the field. This course is divided into four parts. 

The first part provides an overview of supervision and will review the role of a supervisor, expected competencies, and helpful/harmful characteristics of both the supervisor and supervisee. 

The second part of this course provides a review of a benchmark law and ethics test that can be completed by new supervisees to help supervisors understand the supervisee’s knowledge level and identify what additional support or training the supervisee will need. This section also includes an overview of documentation requirements and best practices in supervision. 

Part three covers the art of giving feedback, with a focus on the importance of corrective/constructive feedback. Many supervisors experience difficulties in offering this type of feedback; however, research shows that it is highly valued by supervisees and it is necessary for their professional development. 

The final section of this course will teach supervisors how to assist their supervisees identify and manage countertransference in their clinical relationships.

Sharon Greene is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sharon has been adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California and California State University Northridge in the Graduate Social Work Departments for the past 5 years. She is currently the training director at Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center which is a nonprofit that provides mental health services to children and their families. She has been providing mental health services to children and their families for over 15 years. She is a certified therapist, supervisor and trainer in Interpersonal Psychotherapy by the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute. She has been providing training and supervision in this model for 5 years and has seen its efficacy in treating clients with multiple psychiatric disorders.

Amanda Rowan is an LCSW and the founder and CEO of the Therapist Development Center. Amanda graduated with honors from Dartmouth College where she majored in Neuroscience. She earned her Masters in Social Welfare at UCLA. Since founding the Therapist Development Center in 2008, Amanda has prepared more than 50,000 therapists nationwide to pass their state licensing exams.  She is a certified Gestalt Therapist who has worked with a wide variety of clients in a range of settings over the past 20 years.  She is a highly effective instructor who has a passion for collaborating with seasoned therapists who understand what works because they do it every day.  

This workshop is designed for mental health clinicians with two or more years of post- licensure experience who are interested in developing or enhancing their clinical supervision skills.

Therapist Development Center, provider 1449, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Therapist Development Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/30/21-5/30/24. Social workers completing this course receive 9 continuing education credits.

If you are an AMFT, MFT, ASW, or LCSW in California, the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts continuing education credits given through ASWB ACE-approved courses.

Please check your state's specific requirements.

As a result of participating in this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate the main role of a supervisor and their expected competencies

  2. Describe best practices for documentation

  3. Explain how the benchmark law and ethics test can be beneficial to administer with new supervisees

  4. Integrate the use of constructive feedback in the supervisory relationship

  5. Assist supervisees to recognize and manage their countertransference


  1. Overview of Supervision

  2. Theoretical Models of Supervision

  3. Technology in Supervision

  4. Interview Questions for Supervisees

  5. Law & Ethics Supervisee Benchmark Test Review

  6. Review of Documentation

  7. The Art of Feedback

  8. Addressing Countertransference

CE Credits: 9 Hours

REGISTRATION: Please register online at

HOW TO ACCESS THIS COURSE: Once registered, participants will be able to download the Powerpoints, handouts, and listen to recorded audio lectures. 

PRICE: $108

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: The participant will be able to print their certificate of completion immediately after receiving a score of 80% or better on the posttest and completing the course evaluation.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you contact us prior to utilizing your course, you may receive a tuition refund less a $10 cancellation fee.

GRIEVANCE POLICY: Your satisfaction is our goal. To view our grievance policy, click here. 

ADA Needs: We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs, please email: 


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Average: 5 (9 votes)
Kaitlin Peterson, Honolulu, Hawaii

This course was very helpful and informative and I feel much more confident in my role as a supervisor.

Andie Solomon, Washington , District of Columbia

This was such a helpful foundational PD series! As a new supervisor, I learned so much.

Roxanne Lara, Fresno, California

Instructor did a great job! Really like her style of presentation as it is easy to follow.