Instructor: Brad Hedges, Ph.D., LPCC-S
CE/Us: 6 for Ohio Counselors and Social Workers that count towards supervisory endorsement, 6 CEUs for Psychologists
Supervision draws upon knowledge and skills that go beyond those of psychotherapy. Similarly, the ethics and legal imperatives regarding supervision both encompass psychotherapy issues and go beyond them. Because supervision is a triadic rather than a dyadic relationship, the supervisor must always attend to the need for balance between the counseling needs of clients and the training needs of the counselor. It is important for the supervisor to remember that ethics call the supervisor to a standard of practice sanctioned by the profession while legal statutes define a point beyond which a supervisor may be liable. This six hour training will equip those who are considering or have already entered into a supervisor or leadership position with a base knowledge of how to approach a variety of ethical concerns that are often related with the position. Participants will discuss the ethical issues inherent in counseling which include emerging ethical standards in counselor supervision, supervisory relationship vulnerability and codes of ethics applicable to supervision, and ethical concerns that are common to supervision.
• Establish framework for most supervision ethical dilemmas
• Review of general ethical constructs for resolving dilemmas
• Case studies
1. What is the Role of the Supervisor?
2. Common Ethical Concerns Supervisors have of Supervisees
3. Supervisee Complaints of Supervisors
4. Other Common Ethical Issues
5. Best Prevention to Ethical Problems in Supervision
a. What is Informed Consent?
b. Informed Consent by Whom?
6. Crisis and Emergency Coverage
7. Unique Ethical Challenges for New Supervisors
8. Proving Malpractice
9. Understanding and Reducing Liability
10. Supervisor’s Ethical Decision Tree
11. Steps in Ethical Decision Making
Participants: Counselors and Social Workers who are seeking supervisory endorsement, Psychologists
Note: It is strongly recommended that participants attend the Introduction to Supervision training first; however, it is not required.
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