This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.
All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until April 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Registration will close on March 1, 2021.
Are your supervision sessions becoming routine? Does it feel like you are just checking a box? Or, do you find that your supervisees only know theory, and have trouble getting comfortable with moving experientially into the therapy process?
Clinical supervision is so much more than arbitrary case reviews and signatures! Bring vitality and clinical value to your supervision sessions by infusing empirically-grounded principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, behaviour therapy, and experiential exercises.
Help move supervisees from passive participants to curious, competent, flexible professionals
by facilitating supervision using the SHAPE framework (Morris & Bilich-Eric), an accessible, contextual model that teaches supervisees to:
- identify when to persist and when to change what they do in therapy
- learn from experience and loosen strict rule-governed behaviours
- avoid getting caught up in struggles with clients’ thoughts and emotions
- construct the big picture of what therapy and supervision are all about
- take small action steps as key to creating a pattern of change
- engage in supervision on a deeper level as opposed to rote case review
- and more!
Through lecture, discussion, video, case examples, role play, and experiential exercises, expert presenter Dr. Richard Sears will bring the principles of ACT and other approaches to life with his wisdom, humour, and passion to help SHAPE your supervisees into competent professionals in your very next supervision session!
Online Course Format
- 3 Session Online Training – 2 hours per session
- 6 CEUs
- Each session will consist of 2 hours of teaching content
- Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.
Why Integrate ACT Principles into Clinical Supervision?
- What makes ACT so accessible?
- The 6 core principles of ACT
- Being in the moment vs. lost in the past or future
- Accepting reality as it is right now
- Noticing thoughts vs. getting caught up in them
- Connecting to a bigger sense of self
- Making values-driven decisions
- Taking meaningful action
- Limitations of the research and potential risks
The SHAPE Framework of Clinical Supervision
- Clarify goals and big picture values for the supervision process
- Contract to create meaningful commitment
- Check in regularly on direction and goals of supervision
- How to give difficult feedback effectively
- Attending to the highs and lows of the supervisory relationship
Hold Stories Lightly
- How to help supervisees learn from experience to loosen strict rule-governed behaviours
- Attend to workability
- Monitor stories and encourage flexible responding
Analysis of Function
- How to foster curiosity about the context and function of client behaviours
- Functional analysis of how the supervisee affects client behaviours
- Attending to the context and workability of what happens in the supervision sessions
- Why it’s important to promote flexible perspective taking
- How to help supervisees notice variations of experience and perspectives across contexts
- How to take different perspectives of the same experience
- Building reflective ability by seeing things from clients’ and supervisor’s perspectives, and
- assessing workability
- Why it’s important to use experiential methods to increase sensitivity to client-therapist context
- How to show rather than tell – use of role play, modelling, video, direct observation
- Noticing the effects of describing versus evaluating
- What to do when the supervisee is stuck or when things are not working
Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.
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