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Course: NEW! Supervision Essentials for the Practice of Competency-Based Supervision
by Carol A. Falender, PhD and Edward P. Shafranske, PhD, ABPP

CE Credit Hours: 7
Fee: $34

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This text describes a transtheoretical approach that has been the gold standard in supervisory practice for nearly two decades. The authors show readers how to identify, assess, and track the knowledge, specific skills, broad attitudes, and human values that undergird a series of professional competencies in areas such as professional values, sensitivity to individual and cultural differences, ethical and legal standards, self-care, scientific knowledge and methods, applying evidence-based practice, and more. From practicum to internship and general practice, the competency-based approach offers clear training goals that help organize and focus the supervisor’s attention where it’s needed most.

This book is part of the American Psychological Association Clinical supervision Essentials Series, the central resource for understanding contemporary models of psychotherapy super vision. Each book presents a concise review of the history, principles, techniques, and processes of a particular approach to supervision, including detailed analysis of a single supervision session and discussion of evidence supporting the approach. These books are an indispensable guide for students learning how to supervise as well as practitioners seeking quick references to improve their own supervision skills.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to describe the theory behind a competency-based clinical supervision model.
  • Participants will have the tools to implement competency-based clinical supervision using best practices.
  • Participants will be able to identify and address instances in which supervisees do not meet professional competence standards.
  • Participants will be able to address in supervision how personal factors and reactivity impact both the supervisory and counseling sessions.
  • Participants will be able to instruct others in how to practice within the scope of legal, ethical, and regulatory competence.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate how to use appropriate self-disclosure and authenticity in the context of the supervisor-supervisee relationships.
  • Participants will be able to more competently address multicultural and diversity issues within the supervision context.
  • Participants will be able to cite research supporting the use of a competency-based supervision model.

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • This course is suitable for CE for beginning, intermediate and advanced level clinicians.
  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The printed book or ebook is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version of the test. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
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Bio: Carol A. Falender, PhD

Carol A. Falender, PhD is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, a clinical professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology, co-chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee, and chair of the California Psychological Association Continuing Education Committee. She was a member of the Supervision Guidelines Group of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards and chair of the Supervision Guidelines Task Force of the Board of Educational Affairs of the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Falender is an APA fellow and was president of APA Division 37, Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice.

Bio: Edward P. Shafranske, PhD, ABPP

Edward P. Shafranske, PhD, ABPP, is a professor of psychology, Muriel Lipsey Chair in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and director of the PsyD program in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University. In addition, he is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry (voluntary), School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, and maintains a clinical practice in Irvine, California. Dr. Shafranske is an APA fellow (Divisions 12, 29, 36), served twice as president of APA Division 36, and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of psychology by the California Psychological Association.