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NCPD: Clinical Supervision III (ACS Track) - 11/2018

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Clinical Supervision III:

Experiential Application and Integration of Concepts and Skills for Mental Health Professionals

“Helping to Transform Accidental Oversight into Strong Clinical Supervision

Training Information:

  • Instructor: Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LAC, LMFT, LPC, RN, ACS
  • Date: Monday, November 26 through Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • 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: $250 General Fee; $200 Graduate Student Fee; $150 Noeticus Staff/Alumni
  • Discount: $225 Group of 3 or More Registering Together; $215 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 15 Participants; Please Register Early to Ensure Placement

Related Clinical Supervision (ACS Track) Training Opportunities in 2018:

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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 third 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 Clinical 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. Incorporation 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:

Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LAC, LMFT, LPC, RN, ACS, is the Training Director for the Noeticus Center for Professional Development™ (NCPD) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) affiliate, the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). He has been a psychotherapist since 1993 and a counselor educator and clinical supervisor since 1996. In addition to being a skilled and engaging professional trainer, he has also been on the counselor education faculties at Naropa University, Regis University, and University of Colorado Denver. Ryan’s clinical training is in the areas of trauma and dissociative disorders, chronic and persistent mental illness, psychiatric nursing and psychopharmacology, addiction and recovery, domestic/family violence, and living with life-threatening illnesses. In addition, he has an extensive background in the administrative and business aspects of managing successful academic and community mental health programs and loves to share this experience with mental health professionals using the Noeticus Counselor Training and Practice Triangle™. It is through his experience working with new mental health professionals that he came to recognize how important specialized training in clinical supervision is for the success of the supervisee, the supervisor, and the clients and organizations they serve.

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 The Association for Addiction Professionals (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 the National Board for Certified Counselors (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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