Clinical Supervision: A Person-Centered Approach

This course is a departure from traditional instruction on clinical supervision where the emphases tend to be on models of counselor development and approaches specific to clinical supervision. Taking the person-centered values of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence, this workshop will teach you how to work with supervisees in a manner that will honor their perspectives and experience and thus maximize their development as counselors. Supervisors are encouraged to "step into the shoes" of their supervisees and remember what it was like to receive clinical supervision as a way of building stronger working alliances with those they supervise. Special attention is devoted to using motivational enhancement principles in working with resistant supervisees, and various legal/ethical and pragmatic scenarios are also incorporated into the content.

The purpose of this course is to help supervisors or potential supervisors in the human services or helping professions to more effectively work with those they are entrusted to supervise.

Target Audience

This course is designed for professional clinicians, including counselors, social workers, therapists, and pastoral counselors, who supervise others, clinically and/or administratively.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify and discuss common problems in supervising counselors/clinicians.
  2. Define the basic components of clinical supervision.
  3. Discuss the role of consultation in effective work with supervisees.
  4. Describe what the psychotherapeutic professions reveal about the importance of empathy and therapeutic alliance in treatment (regardless of specific method or model).
  5. Apply these principles of empathy to the practice of clinical supervision.
  6. Articulate and discuss the stages of counselor development as they relate to the person- centered approach to clinical supervision.
  7. Utilize motivational interviewing approaches with resistant supervisees.
  8. Incorporate empathetic, person-centered principles into ethical and legal decision making.
  9. Develop a self-care plan that takes into account empathetic approaches to self and others.
  10. Assist others in developing both work plans and self-care plans.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
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Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, REAT, RYT-500, RMT, (she/they) travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice and online education operation, the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, in her home base of northeast Ohio. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness approach to expressive arts therapy and the developer of Yoga for Clinicians. Dr. Marich is the author of numerous books, including EMDR Made SimpleTrauma Made Simple, and EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (written in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Dansiger). She is also the author of Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery. In 2020, a revised and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps was released. In 2022 and 2023, Dr. Marich published two additional books: The Healing Power of Jiu-Jitsu: A Guide to Transforming Trauma and Facilitating Recovery and Dissociation Made Simple. Dr. Marich is a woman living with a dissociative disorder, and this forms the basis of her award-winning passion for advocacy in the mental health field.

Faculty Disclosure

Contributing faculty, Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, REAT, RYT-500, RMT, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Division Planner

Alice Yick Flanagan, PhD, MSW

Division Planner Disclosure

The division planner has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

Director of Development and Academic Affairs

Sarah Campbell

Director Disclosure Statement

The Director of Development and Academic Affairs has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, NetCE is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.

Designations of Credit

Social workers participating in this intermediate to advanced course will receive 10 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

Individual State Behavioral Health Approvals

In addition to states that accept ASWB, NetCE is approved as a provider of continuing education by the following state boards: Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners, Provider #0515; Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Provider #50-2405; Illinois Division of Professional Regulation for Social Workers, License #159.001094; Illinois Division of Professional Regulation for Licensed Professional and Clinical Counselors, License #197.000185; Illinois Division of Professional Regulation for Marriage and Family Therapists, License #168.000190;

Available Credit

  • 10.00 Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)


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