Information You Need to Know (TIP 52, Part 1 - Chapter 1): From Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor (TIP 52)

About the Course:

Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor, Part 1, is for clinical supervisors. It presents basic information about clinical supervision in the substance abuse treatment field. It covers the central principles of clinical supervision and guidelines for new supervisors, including the functions of a clinical supervisor, developmental levels of counselors and clinical supervisors, cultural competence, ethical and legal issues such as direct and vicarious liability, dual relationships and boundary issues, informed consent, confidentiality, and supervisor ethics; monitoring clinical performance of counselors; and practical issues such as balancing one’s clinical and administrative duties, finding the time to do clinical supervision, documentation, and structuring clinical supervision sessions.

Course materials are from Part 1 – Chapter 1



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Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about (information one should know in regard to clinical supervision and professional development of the substance abuse counselor. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recall the central principles of clinical supervision, the guidelines for new supervisors, and the models for clinical supervision.

  2. Acknowledge the developmental stages of counselors and supervisors.

  3. Identify the cultural and contextual factors and the ethical and legal issues in clinical supervision.

  4. Explain the monitoring performance, methods of observation, and practical issues in clinical supervision.

  5. Describe the methods and techniques of clinical supervision and the type of administrative supervision

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Course Number: 101664
Total Credit Hours: 3cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 3cr
Exam Fee: $20.91
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