Through use of this framework as a standard, supervision becomes more systematic, with particular domains of knowledge, skills, and values.
The approach entails supervisee and supervisor self-awareness of knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes.
Even in the pipelines of training for the various mental health professions, more than half of supervisees in training are not receiving systematic preparation to be supervisors.
Individuals beginning to supervise require knowledge of the latest information and standards that comprise best practices.
Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
The field of clinical supervision is growing exponentially, and new information may emerge that supersedes or supplements these course materials.
In competency-based approaches (Falender & Shafranske, 2004; 2017), there is an explicit framework and method for initiating, developing, implementing, and evaluating the processes and outcomes of supervision.
Because assumption of the supervisory role may be simultaneous with licensure (or, as in California, it may require two years of licensed experience for anyone supervising Marriage and Family therapists, social workers, and licensed professional counselors who are collecting hours for licensure), the training period for new supervisors may be nonexistent or may not contain any specific training in supervision. Net is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Net maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Net, provider #1107, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Net is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Net is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OH-CSWMFT) to offer continuing education for counselors, social workers, and MFTs. The materials in this course are based on the most current information and research available to the author at the time of writing. Course format (distance learning - online activity). Net has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP #6323.Competency-based supervision is an approach that explicitly identifies the knowledge, skills and attitudes or values that are assembled to form a clinical competency and develops learning strategies and evaluation procedures to meet criterion-referenced competence standards in keeping with evidence-based practices and the requirements of the local clinical setting (Falender & Shafranske, 2007).Increasingly, mental health professionals identify competencies in order to define performance of service and developmental trajectories toward competence.