Legal & Ethical Series:
Legal and Ethical Considerations for Supervisors
Dr. Anita A. Neuer Colburn, Core Faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Walden University
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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The combination of professional identity challenges, service delivery options, competency expectations, and changing licensure laws creates a complex environment for the provision of appropriate clinical supervision to student and pre-licensed professional counselors. Supervisors need to be armed with strategies and best practices to minimize ethical risks while also maximizing supervisee growth, development, and competency. However, personality or developmental conflicts, fear, clinical/administrative discrepancies, and lack of training can impede this important process. In this webinar, ideas will be presented for providing effective clinical supervision while navigating important ethical considerations in a litigious environment. Topics include supervisor competency, the impact personal differences on the supervisory relationship, distance supervision, and the importance of appropriate communication and boundary maintenance in clinical supervision.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the impact of harmful or inadequate supervision on supervisees, the profession, and the general public.
2. Understand the importance of initial and on-going training for all supervisors.
3. Consider how developmental and cultural differences can impact ethical compliance in the supervisory relationship.
4. Develop strategies for improved communication in various types of supervisory relationships.
Anita A. Neuer Colburn, PhD, LPC (VA), LPCS (NC), ACS, NCC is a Core Faculty member with Walden University’s M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She regularly teaches field placement and career counseling courses, and serves as faculty for intensive skill-building residencies for distance-based students. In the past, she has developed curricula for doctoral level coursework in clinical supervision, and currently provides clinical supervision (both distance and face-to-face) in her community. She has been engaged in clinical supervision (university and field-based) for over 10 years in three different states, presents frequently on the topic, and served on the ACES Supervision Initiative Committee (2014-2016), and as Co-Chair of the SACES Supervision Interest Network (2013 – present). Her research interests include spiritual integration in counseling and supervision, multicultural competency in counseling and supervision, LGBT advocacy, and teaching pedagogy in distance and online environments.
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