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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:

I. The role of supervision in the practice environment
-Explain the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of a Mental Health Supervisor/Specialist.

Applications & Examples of Supervisory Models and Roles
-Name three reasons why clinical supervision is used in training.
-List five benefits of having a clinical supervision contract.
-Name four parts of reflective practice in supervision.
-Name three perspectives in multicultural counseling.
-Name seven points regarding supervisee self-evaluation.
-Describe ten steps in suicide-related training.
-List three responses for client sexual behaviors.
-Name four characteristics of effective goal setting in supervision.
-Identify five steps related to managing difficulties in supervision.
-Name four types of resistance in supervisees.
-Name three considerations for ethical supervision.
-Name four steps in facilitating therapist-client relationship of a supervisee.
-Explain two ways on how to overcome supervisor-employee relationship conflicts.
-Name three skills regarding the empowerment of subordinates.

Applications & Examples of Supervisory Models
-Name the six levels in Bloom's Taxonomy hierarchy that provide essential skills for supervisees wishing to become critical thinkers.
-Explain the solution-focused approach based in a constructivist epistemology.
-Explain the characteristics of a "scientific thinker."
-Name the four phases representing the developmental process of counseling supervision in reflective learning-based supervision.
-Explain what appears to suffer when Technical adherence is improved with manualized training.
-Name the two issues need to be considered in a supervisor’s openness to multi-cultural counseling competence.
-Name how did African American supervisees anticipated their supervisors to act towards them.
-Name the five possible sources of threat for MHC students.
-Name the three stages of counselor development.
-Name why does Work with inner-city children, adolescents, and their families often calls for and involves collaborative efforts with another service agency.
-Name the five classic questions of supervisee discipline.
-Name the barriers to Implementing Clinical Supervision.

II. Legal and Ethical Issues in Supervision
-Explain when you can reveal confidential information in order to prevent a significant threatened danger.
-Explain the first response of the therapist should be to: Susie (12 years old) tells the therapist during a session that she has been sexually abused by her father. Susie immediately breaks into tears as she fears the therapist will report it.
-Explain how you can help Linda, a battered woman, informs you that her husband has threatened to kill her. He owns a gun. She has been unable to sleep soundly and has developed generalized anxiety. She is afraid that if her husband finds out that she has told you about his abuse, that he will follow through on his threat.
-Name the three aspects regarding ethical boundaries related to ethics versus the law.
-Name the three confidentiality boundaries to consider when treating self-harming clients.
-Explain the concepts of consulting colleagues in relation to a client’s confidentiality.

III. Transference and countertransference in clinical practice & supervision
-Name the four risk factors to the development of Secondary Traumatic Stress found in supervisees treating battered women and batterers.
-Name what four factors can determine whether a battered woman will leave her situation.
-Name the three shields that can prevent burnout when working with battering relationships.
-Name the Five areas of domestic violence education, when met with client resistance, which may be fostering burn-out for you.
-Name the 3 Main Traps of Arrogance Your Supervisee May Exhibit.
-Name the four environmental strategies that a therapist can use to ensure personal safety when working with a battering client.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."