12-Month Clinical Supervision & Leadership Curriculum

Studies show that 60% of managers never receive training for their first leadership roles. It’s similar to behavioral health leadership. Our instructor and curriculum not only provide comprehensive training for critical supervisory skills. We also introduce leadership models that are particularly helpful in the behavioral health field.

The Academy’s curriculum costs $100 per month and takes 12 months to complete. Fees include cohort-style trainings, voluntary consultations, evaluations, and collaboration with other supervisors. Successful completion qualifies for 50+ continuing education credits and satisfies the requirements to apply for the Approved Clinical Supervisor certification.

Our next cohort starts in December 2022, with an orientation of the academy, an overview of the curriculum, and an introduction to behavioral health leadership.  All Academy training dates are pre-determined and will be provided to all attendees before the December 9, 2022 orientation. All trainings are held on Fridays from 9am–12pm MST. Consultations are held on Fridays from 9–10:30am MST. Apply now to reserve your spot!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 2, 2022


Core Modules

Legal & Ethical Issues And Responsibilities In Clinical Supervision
JAN 13: PART 1 | JAN 27: PART 2 | FEB 10: CONSULTATION
Ethics are the cornerstone of the counseling profession. They help us respond to similar situations in a similar, pre-approved manner and help solidify our collective professional identity and our personal professional identity. Fully understanding the multiple areas of legal and ethical concerns allows the counseling supervisor to assist supervisees and their clients best.

Roles & Functions Of Clinical Supervision
FEB 24: TRAINING | APRIL 7: CONSULTATION
Counseling supervisors must be prepared to wear multiple hats for their supervisees and stakeholders. The range of these hats includes supporter, educator, administrator, and all subsets within those roles. There can be a lot of overlap between these roles, and it is important to have awareness of what role is needed in any given situation and additional awareness of what role you are “slipping into” with your supervisee.

Theoretical Frameworks and Models Of Clinical Supervision
MAR 24: TRAINING
Supervision has a purpose. Three types of models emerged to help guide supervisors and provide structure for supervisees, three types of models emerged; developmental, integrated, and orientation-specific. Determining what models get used is at the supervisor’s discretion and, hopefully, based on the supervisee’s needs.

Utilization of Technology In Clinical Supervision
APRIL 21: TRAINING | MAY 26: CONSULTATION
There are many ways technology can be used to support and even enhance clinical supervision. While the pandemic may have pushed behavioral health into the use of telesupervision less planfully than we all would have wanted, it is not a new phenomenon, and there exists good literature supporting its usage as part of supervisory practice. HIPAA and HITECH Laws apply to telesupervision, and counseling codes of ethics have guidelines for supervisors to ensure ethical best practice delivery. Developing a solid relationship is still a key factor in effective utilization.

Methods &  Techniques In Clinical Supervision
MAY 12: TRAINING | MAY 26: CONSULTATION
Supervisors are responsible for fostering their supervisee’s development as they build their professional identity. They do this using various methods and techniques in the supervisory sessions. These various methods and techniques serve different purposes and have both advantages and disadvantages. In this curriculum, supervisors learn about these various methods and techniques and when and how to use them.

Trauma-Informed & Competent Clinical Supervision
JAN 16: TRAINING
Trauma-informed care is a commonly used term of art in behavioral health. Supervisors are responsible for providing a trauma-competent approach in their supervision to support the development of their supervisees and model self-awareness and care. Now more than ever, novice and experienced counselors are at risk for burn-out or vicarious trauma, making the supervisor’s role even more critical to educate, recognize and model trauma-informed care.

Supervisory Relationship Issues
JUN 30: PART 1  |  JUL 14: PART 2 | JUL 26: CONSULTATION
As with any type of relationship, the supervisory relationship can have issues related to boundaries, unethical behavior, resistant supervisees, competence issues, and many others. In this curriculum, supervisors learn how to manage these issues as well as how to avoid them.

Culturally Responsive Clinical Supervision
AUG 11: PART 1 | AUG 25: PART 2 | SEP 8: CONSULTATION
Counseling is a multi-faceted phenomenon that involves many variables. A complex variable includes the cultural background and contexts of the supervisee, client, and supervisor and how those contexts show up in these relationships.

Group Supervision
SEP 29: TRAINING
This type of supervision can be used to help supervisees offer peer support with cases, discuss issues they may be having, and offer a space where the supervisees can feel supported by both the supervisor and their peers. Although this type of supervision can be beneficial, it can also be difficult to manage for a new supervisor. This curriculum provides the supervisor with the skills to manage group supervision effectively.

Administrative Procedures & Responsibilities Related To Clinical Supervision
OCT 13: TRAINING
Clinical supervision includes a significant amount of administrative oversight and knowledge. While competent and informed clinical skills are necessary parts of the supervisory process, the importance of the administrative or organizational piece cannot be overlooked. Organizations may drive the requirements of this area of supervision; however, it is still important for the supervisor to understand what administrative and management responsibilities they take on when they become a clinical supervisor.

Evaluation, Remediation, and Gatekeeping In Clinical Supervision
NOV 3: TRAINING | NOV 17: FINAL CONSULTATION
The entire supervisory relationship is built when a supervisee begins to see clients. The supervisor is responsible for the supervisee’s development and providing support when needed. Most supervisors seamlessly move into these responsibilities yet struggle to accept their role in the evaluative component of supervision. A supervisee’s development can and should be measured as a way to identify areas of concern as well as areas of strength.


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“The Clinical Supervision Academy is a comprehensive instructional package, and the instructors are professional and extremely knowledgeable. I’m using what I learned on a daily basis.” —Armando, LPCC