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NCPD: Clinical Supervision II (ACS Track) - 09/2017

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Clinical Supervision II:

Advanced Concepts and Skills for Mental Health Professionals

“Helping to Transform Accidental Oversight into Strong Clinical Supervision

Training Information:

  • Instructor: Francisca Mix, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, NCC, ACS
  • Date: Monday, September 25 through Tuesday, September 26, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm All Days (Check-In at 8:30 am)
  • Where: Noeticus Office; 190 East 9th Avenue, Suite #310; Denver CO 80203
  • Cost: $225 General Fee; $175 Graduate Student Fee; $125 Noeticus Staff/Alumni
  • Discount: $200 Group of 3 or More Registering Together; $190 Military Personnel/Veterans
  • Contact Hours: 15.0 Contact Hours of Continuing Education (CE); Applicable to ACS Certification with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE)
  • Registration: Pre-Registration is required for attendance
  • Size: Limited to 20 Participants; Please Register Early to Ensure Placement

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Training Description:

In Colorado (and many other states), the only legal requirement to provide clinical supervision is having an active mental health license. Because of that, many mental health practitioners become clinical supervisors immediately upon receiving their licenses without having any additional training in the specialized counseling practice of clinical supervision. Functionally, this often translates into new supervisors using counseling skills to work with new supervisees instead of supervision skills, a scenario that isn't always very effective or even helpful.

For this reason, many states are now beginning to add an advanced practice credential to their mental health licensing regulations that only permits entry level licensed professionals to practice their mental health discipline, but doesn't allow them to supervise within it until they have earned their advanced practice credential, which specifically assesses for competence in the counseling specialty of clinical supervision. This layering of clinical practice skills and competencies not only helps to protect the public, but also helps to prevent newly licensed mental health professionals from getting grieved or disciplined by failing to provide adequate clinical supervision.

As an antidote to this serious problem within all of the mental health professions, the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE; An affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors [NBCC]) developed the voluntary Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential. In their own words, the CCE defines an Approved Clinical Supervisor as a mental health professional "who has met approved national professional supervision standards; promotes the professional identity, visibility, and accountability of Approved Clinical Supervisors; and encourages the professional growth of Approved Clinical Supervisors" (ACS Application Packet, p. 3).

All of the clinical supervisors at Noeticus affirm this position and are either already Approved Clinical Supervisors through the CCE or are actively working toward it and we would like to see more licensed mental health professionals who are providing clinical supervision in Colorado adopt the same stance. Indeed, we are committed to helping transform "accidental oversight" into "strong clinical supervision" by offering both the training and the supervision of supervision necessary for licensed mental health professionals to earn the Approved Clinical Supervisors credential.

Training Objectives:

This training is the second part of a three part series covering the theory and practice of clinical supervision, all of which (when taken together) meet the training requirements for the ACS through the CCE. During our Clinical Supervision I training, participants learn the following theoretical foundations:

  1. Roles and functions of clinical supervisors
  2. Models of clinical supervision
  3. Methods and techniques in clinical supervision
  4. Legal and ethical issues in clinical supervision
  5. The basics of the Noeticus Counselor Training and Practice Triangle™

During our Clinical Supervision II training (see below for dates), participants build upon their theoretical foundations and add to them practical skills as they learn the following:

  1. Mental health related professional development
  2. Supervisory relationship issues
  3. Cultural issues in clinical supervision
  4. Group supervision themes and issues
  5. Evaluation of supervisee competence and the supervision process
  6. Integration of the Noeticus Counselor Training and Practice Triangle™

Finally, during our Clinical Supervision III training (see below for dates), participants integrate the principles and theory they learned in Clinical Supervision I with the advanced concepts and skills taught in Clincal Supervision II and apply them in an experiential format. This includes:

  1. Live supervision demonstration
  2. Videotaped observation and feedback of clinical supervision
  3. Utilization of various models of supervision
  4. Incoporation of ethical, legal, and professional practice concepts
  5. Maintenance of socially-just, culturally sensitive perspective
  6. Further integration of the Noeticus Counselor Training and Practice Triangle™

In addition, in the Clinical Supervision I training, attendees begin to work on their Professional Supervision/Consultation Disclosure Statements/Contracts and will have the information necessary to complete a version "ready to go" - and that meets the ACS requirements - by the end of their Clinical Supervision II training. This allows them time for feedback and editing so that they have a completed version ready for submission immediately after completing Clinical Supervision III.

ACS Summary of Requirements: (Click HERE for details):

  • Master's degree or higher in a mental health field
  • NCC, License as a mental health provider, or License or certification as a clinical supervisor
  • 45 clock hours of training in clinical supervision
  • Five years (4000 hours) post-master's experience; 1500 hours in direct service to clients
  • 100 hours of providing clinical supervision
  • Endorsement from a mental health professional attesting to supervision skills
  • Supervision self-assessment
  • Professional Supervision/Consultation Disclosure Statement/Contract

Training Instructor:

Francisca Mix, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, NCC, ACS, is the Clinical Director of the Center for Personal Wellness at Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). She has been a psychotherapist since 2005 and a counselor educator and clinical supervisor since 2007. Francisca is fluent in Spanish and has a clinical background that includes working with a wide range of indiviudal and couple dynamics. She is particularly interested in using movement and the expressive arts as a therapeutic modality as well as generally incorporating the creative process into psychotherapy. Francisca also has a particular interest in working with families who are dealing with infertility and adoption themes in their lives. In her role as Clinical Director, Francisca has been instrumental in the articulation and development of the Noeticus Counselor Training and Practice Triangle™.

Training Text:

This training draws from the textbook, Clinical Supervision in the Helping Professions: A Practical Guide (2nd Edition), by Gerald Corey, Robert Haynes, Patrice Moulton, and Michelle Muratori. Training participants may benefit from purchasing and reading this book prior to the training and bringing it with them to the training as a resource. The text is available HERE as well as many other booksellers.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

We hope you will be able to attend your training after you register, but we also understand that life can present many complications and challenges that are sometimes unavoidable. If you register for a training and discover later that you will be unable to attend, please take a look at our Cancellation and Refund Policy to see what your options are, then let us know what you'd like to do. Here is a link to the policy: http://www.noeticus.org/Cancel_and_Refund_Policy.html

Approved Continuing or Professional Education Provider Information:

Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute has been approved by NAADAC as an Approved Education Provider, AEP, #151584. Programs that do not qualify for NAADAC credit are clearly identified. Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6704. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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