Casebook for Clinical Supervision

A Competency-Based Approach

About the Course:

This book provides casebook examples of the supervision process at work. The course questions explore facets of the theoretical models associated with clinical supervision. The course provides practical knowledge for both supervisors and supervisees about the the nature of clinical supervision, and how it can be practiced more effectively. The course material provides strong case examples and dialogue that illustrates the theoretical approaches.


American Psychological Association

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Edward P. Shafranske, PhD, ABPP; Carol A. Falendar, PhD

About the Authors:

Dr. Shafranske is professor of psychology and director of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Shafranske is a sought-after lecturer and has published multiple books. He also maintains a private practice in clinical psychology.

Dr. Falendar is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and clinical professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a renowned expert in the field of clinical supervision.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about the clinical supervision process. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the concept of best practices for clinical supervision.

  2. Describe the model of competency-supervision.

  3. Explain various developmental model and approaches to clinical supervision.

  4. Understand and apply psycho-therapy-based approaches to supervision.

  5. Observe and understand the impact of countertransference upon the supervision process.

  6. Apply multicultural perspectives to the supervision process.

  7. Develop, manage, and maintain the therapeutic alliance; address and heal ruptures in the alliance.

  8. Develop awareness of potential ethical and legal issues; discover models for dealing with these issues in supervision.

  9. Gain understanding of multisystemic approaches to clinical supervision and approaches in varied clinical settings.

  10. Understand the importance of supervision evaluation and methods for administering evaluation of supervision experience.

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