“Clinical supervision has been recognized as the signature pedagogy (Shulman, 2005) across all of the mental health professions, one that has developed in complementarity to that of direct mental health practice (Watkins, 2011). Bernard and Goodyear (2014) further asserted the importance for all mental health professionals to develop clinical supervision skills, because mental health practitioners have consistently identified supervision as one of their more frequently engaged professional activities (Goodyear et al., 2008; Norcross, Hedges, & Castle, 2002; Rønnestad, Orlinsky, Parks, & Davis, 1997). As the acquisition of the knowledge and skills within clinical supervision is recognized as a necessity for all counseling professionals (Bernard & Goodyear, 2014; Wheeler & Richards, 2007), emerging needs and new areas of focus may be reflected in the clinical supervision literature.” (Bernard & Luke, 2015) This introductory course to clinical supervision is designed for counsellors and systemic therapists to develop their theoretical knowledge and practice in clinical supervision/ consultation. Students will gain a working knowledge of the different modalities (e.g., individual, triadic, and group), and models (e.g., psychotherapy, developmental, discrimination, process, integrative/ systemic) of supervision, as well as address ethical and professional issues in supervision/ consultation. They will learn to apply concepts/ theories, and the process of clinical supervision in their work with supervisees, including how to manage certain challenges in supervision within a safe and supportive environment. In addition, students will acquire the ability for self-reflexivity in clinical and supervisory practice.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every 2 years