Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals I

Carrie Couture, LSCSW, RPT is a private practice clinician with over 20 years of experience.  She has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, schools, adolescent sex offender treatment programs, runaway and homeless youth outreach programs and the foster care system.  Carrie’s philosophy and approach toward therapy is based on the belief that every person has the capacity to grow and make changes in their life. Through a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship, she provides guidance and helps each person build upon their unique strengths in order to achieve their goals.

Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board
Provider Number 20-001

Instructors: Carrie Couture, LSCSW, RPT

This introduction level offering, part I in a IV part series,  covers the foundation skills related to clinical supervision for mental health professionals.  (Social Workers, LMFTs, Professional Counselors, and more).  Designed to provide the groundwork of how to structure supervision, this training will cover the nuts and bolts of the supervision process as well as the art of building the supervisory relationship. 

Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals I (4 CE’s)
4 hours

Topics: General overview of Supervision- the nuts and bolts

Time 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learning Objectives:

  1. What defines supervision?
  2. The clinical supervision experience overview
  3. Documentation

CONTENT SOURCES: Kansas BSRB Supervision Manual, Best Practice Standards in Social Work Supervision

Break: 3:00 pm – 3:10 pm

Topics: Developmental Stages of the Supervisee/Supervisor Relationship- the art of building the relationship
Time: 3:10 pm – 5:10 pm
Learning Objectives:

  1. Ensuring a good supervisee/supervisor match
  2. Building the supervisee/supervisor relationship
  3. The Stages of Supervision
  1. Teacher
  2. Guide
  3. Gatekeeper
  4. Consultant
  5. Transference/Countertransference

    CONTENT SOURCES: Syracuse University School of Education

Topics: Quiz and Evaluation
Time: 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Your license number must be included in the “additional notes” section at check out to ensure proper CE credits for the completed class.

Location: Online via Zoom
The link will be sent out one week prior to the start of the course.

Sand Dollar Learning Systems reserves the right to cancel any seminar if 10 organizations and/or individuals without organizational affiliation are not registered 7 days prior to the beginning date of the seminar. In the event of said cancellation, fully registered participants will be scheduled into the next regularly occurring seminar offered by the Sand Dollar Learning Centers. Sand Dollar Learning Systems has a no return policy. If you are not able to attend the course and notify us in writing at within 48 hours prior to the offering start time, we will allow you to attend the next available offering at no charge.

Certificates will be released upon successful completion of the class quiz and course evaluation.

Sand Dollar Learning Systems contributes a portion of course registrations to Starfish Project Foundation,