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              45 CE Clock Hour Clinical Supervision Workshop Series
               helping the NJ Licensed Professional Counselor obtain
                the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) certification
     This training is also approved for the NJ LCADC to obtain the CCS

               July 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2018
         Eatontown Sheraton, 6 Industrial Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724
            NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6532)

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This conference is OPEN for Registration!

           Our October 2017 Conference SOLD OUT!
                  Selling out NJ Conferences since 2011!
                    727 NJ Licensed Professionals with their ACS ... and counting!

                Need to obtain your ACS? You need to take all 45 hours of the Workshop series.
    Need recertification for your ACS? (18 hours needed) Take any of our 6 hour workshop offerings!











Being an NBCC approved provider means this conference is good for satisfying any or all of the following:
  1. It satisfies the CCE's ACS (Approved Clinical Supervisor) educational requirement.
  2. It satisfies all of your CE Clock Hours credits (out of the 40 required every 2 years) for your LPC and/or your LCADC.
  3. Six (6) of the 45 CE Clock Hours in this conference are in supervision ethics and legal aspects, satisfying the NJ LPC regulations requiring 5 hours of training in legal and ethical standards every licensure renewal cycle 13:34-15.2(b).

Feedback From Previous New Jersey Workshop Participants

"I took this course over a year ago and I have to write to tell you that this course has proven to be the most useful one I have ever taken. I really appreciate all that I learned."

"This course provided not only the theory but the practical application of a variety of issues to enhance our effectiveness as clinical supervisors. Glenn's approach to the abundance of information provided, made the workshops interesting, effective and dare I say fun!"

“Glenn provided a wealth of knowledge. I am appreciative of Glenn's ability to answer questions on the spot without having to look something up or refer us to another source. I found myself jotting notes down that I used to return to work with, to make positive changes; and that, for me, is priceless!”

“Excellent research was represented in this course, with care to present the needs/codes not only of the LPC profession but of other professions. Care was also given to the supervisor, supervisee and administration viewpoints, as well as to the needs and rights of the consumer.”

"Glenn’s presentation style is outstanding. The knowledge and expertise is vast, and he was able to present the information in an accessible manner. He is one of the few presenters that can engage the group effectively for the entire day."

"I wish I could narrow down the fantastic attributes of this program to a handful of specifics, but I am unable to do so. Every workshop was equally brilliant, relevant and educational."

Click here for a workshop evaluation summary from a December, 2014 lecture Glenn did for Rutgers University.



General Workshop Series Goals

The goals of these interactive workshops are to increase participants' knowledge and skills in providing clinical supervision by addressing supervision principles, models and techniques for group and individual supervision as well as ethical, legal, relational power, cultural, individual and organizational influences. The workshops will help participants develop new, and enhance existing, skills. This workshop series will increase participants' performance in providing supervision to varying supervisee populations, within differing areas of service delivery.


DAY 1: The Role of Effective Clinical Supervision - 6 NBCC Clock Hours

This 6 hour interactive workshop focuses on the major elements of being an effective clinical Supervisor. In this workshop, participants will learn about the different roles and pertinent issues in Clinical Supervisor. Participants will learn the different roles that encompass clinical supervision, and learn the structural differences (and similarities) between consultation and clinical supervision. Participants will discuss the working alliance necessary in clinical supervision, and also discuss the roles that conflict and trust play in the supervisory relationship. Other issues discussed include covering types of feedback given to staff members and coworkers, and how best to give feedback, and the role that the experiential level of the supervisee plays in the structure of clinical supervision. Teaching methods include lecture, experiential exercises and group participation/discussion.

Workshop Components:
  1. Defining the Roles that encompass Effective Clinical Supervision (60 Minutes)
  2. Program Development and Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Issues (30 Minutes)
  3. Drafting a Clinical Supervision 'Vision Plan' for your own organization (30 Minutes)
  4. Passion and Counselor Burnout (45 Minutes)
  5. Working Alliance (45 Minutes)
  6. Role Induction and the Roles of Conflict and Trust (45 Minutes)
  7. The Role of Power and Supervisee Experiential Level (45 Minutes)
  8. The Art and Science of Giving Feedback and Providing Performance Evaluations (60 Minutes)
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DAY 2: Models and Techniques in Clinical Supervision - 6 NBCC Clock Hours

This 6 hour interactive workshop on Models and Techniques of Clinical Supervision uses a didactic lecture format followed up with experiential learning exercises, that cover many different models of conducting clinical supervision and different techniques utilized in clinical supervision. Areas covered include a working definition of clinical supervision, breaking down this definition into the components that make up clinical supervision. The Integrated Developmental Approach to supervision (Stoltenberg & Delworth) is discussed in detail, covering descriptions of level 1, 2 and 3 counselors and supervisors. Next other models of supervision are also covered, including the Discrimination Model of supervision (Bernard), the systems model of supervision (Holloway), and the Blended Model of supervision (a model crafted specifically for working with drug/alcohol counselors by Powell). Next discussed are supervision interventions and techniques (including case conferencing, utilizing self-reports, process notes, audio taping, videotaping and utilizing live supervision). Teaching methods include lecture, experiential exercises and group participation/discussion.

Workshop Components:
  1. Definition and Components of Clinical Supervision (30 Minutes)
  2. The Integrated Developmental Model of Supervision (IDM) (45 Minutes)
  3. The Discrimination Model of Supervision (45 Minutes)
  4. The Competency Based Model of Supervision (45 Minutes)
  5. The Holloway Systems Model of Supervision (45 Minutes)
  6. Other Models of Supervision (15 Minutes)
  7. Differences Between Administrative and Clinical Supervision (45 Minutes)
  8. Group and Individual Supervision Issues (45 Minutes)
  9. Techniques for Conducting Clinical Oversight (45 Minutes)
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Home Study Package - 21 NBCC Clock Hours
  1. Functions and Techniques of Effective Clinical Supervision - 6 Clock Hours
  2. Legal and Ethical Issues in Clincal Supervision - 6 Clock Hours
  3. Live Supervision and the Use of Technology in Clinical Supervison - 3 Clock Hours
  4. Clinical Supervision Professional Development Project - 6 Clock Hours
How the Home Study Courses Work

The home study courses will be mailed to participants as soon as they sign up, and they can return the completed answer sheet AND evaluation summary (both are required to be completed by the NBCC) at any time (but no later than the first workshop day). Advanced Counselor Training is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The 21 hours of home study coursework will be included as part of the 45 total CE clock hours given for attending this conference.

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DAY 3: Managing Differences and Difficult Populations - 6 NBCC Clock Hours

This 6 hour interactive workshop focuses on the major elements of managing differences between supervisors and supervisees and issues surrounding working with difficult supervisees. In this workshop, participants will learn about the influence of individual, cultural and developmental differences between supervisors and supervisees. Different aspects of individual differences are covered (e.g., differences in belief systems and theoretical orientation between supervisor and supervisee). Different aspects of cultural differences are covered as are different aspects of developmental differences (e.g., supervisee and supervisor experiential levels). Participants will discuss areas of difficulties with supervisees, including an introduction to progressive discipline policies and due process, transference and countertransference, and other generic problems with supervisees. Teaching methods include lecture, experiential exercises and group participation/discussion.

Workshop Components:
  1. From Differences to Similarities (competence skill building for supervisees) (30 Minutes)
  2. Cultural Competency Issues in Supervision (60 Minutes)
  3. Managing Differences in Supervisees (45 Minutes)
  4. Ethical Decision Making (60 Minutes)
  5. Managing Difficult Staff (60 Minutes)
  6. The Impaired Clinician (60 Minutes)
  7. Due Process (45 Minutes)
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DAY 4: Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision - 6 NBCC Clock Hours

This 6 hour interactive workshop focuses on the major elements of legal and ethical issues surrounding Clinical Supervisors in behavioral health settings. Included are legal parameters of the NBCC along with legal parameters for professional counselors' licensure regulations from the Division of Consumer Affairs. In this workshop, participants will also learn about the different areas of legal and ethical concern for today’s clinical supervisors. Legal areas include scope of clinical and supervisory practice, malpractice, duty to warn, direct and vicarious liability, informed consent, confidentiality, and the ADA. Ethical areas covered include workplace harassment, dual relationships, and clinical supervision ethical standards. Teaching methods include lecture, experiential exercises and group participation/discussion.

Workshop Components:
  1. Are You Qualified to Supervise in NJ? (15 Minutes)
  2. Malpractice (15 Minutes)
  3. Duty to Warn (45 Minutes)
  4. Direct and Vicarious Liability (30 Minutes)
  5. Informed Consent & NJ LPC Informed Consent Regulations (30 Minutes)
  6. Confidentiality & NJ LPC Confidentiality Regulations (45 Minutes)
  7. Record Keeping & NJ LPC Record Keeping Regulations (30 Minutes)
  8. ADA and Discrimination Standards (30 Minutes)
  9. Dual Relationships (30 Minutes)
  10. Workplace Harassment NJ LPC Regulations (45 Minutes)
  11. NBCC and NJ LPC Licensure Clinical Supervision Legal/Ethical Standards (45 Minutes)
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About the Presenter

Glenn Duncan LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS has been working in the behavioral healthcare field for twenty five years. He has lectured nationally on many topics including clinical supervision. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol/Drug Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Glenn is currently the Executive Director at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc. As Executive Director, Glenn continues to hold a clinical caseload and perform clinical services in addition to his other administrative duties. Glenn specializes in working with clients who have co-occurring substance use disorders, depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders. Glenn served as an expert panel member for a SAMHSA TIPS book on treating sub-acute anxiety in the substance using population. He also speaks nationally on the ASAM-3 Criteria as an associate trainer for The Change Companies.

Since 1999, Glenn has also specialized in, and has developed a 30 hour and 45 hour lecture series on clinical supervision. He is a leading lecturer for both addictions and mental health professionals regarding clinical supervision. He developed and taught his clinical supervision curriculum for Rutgers University, the New Jersey Prevention Network, and other organizations. He has consulted with organizations on how best to enhance their clinical supervision and implement best practice strategies. Glenn authored a chapter on the use of live supervision in a community treatment organization for the book entitled “The Use of Technology in Clinical Supervision and Training: Mental Health Applications,” published in 2016.

Glenn is a national expert on emerging drugs of abuse. He has consulted both locally in New Jersey and nationally with authorities on both the State and Federal levels. His research on emerging drugs of abuse has been used by officials in Illinois, Delaware, New Hampshire, and has been used by DEA officials for training purposes. His online research on emerging drugs of abuse have received over 100,000 national and international unique readers per year since 2011. In 2012 Glenn presented on emerging drugs of abuse at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders in Orlando, Florida, and for the Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in New Jersey.

Glenn's Education and Licensures/Certifications:
  • Monmouth University, B.A. in Psychology, 1988. Western Carolina University, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1992
  • NJ Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), since 1999 (LIC#: 37PC00095000).
  • NJ Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC), since 2006, CADC 1999-2006 (LIC#: 37LC00120700).
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) since 1999 (CERT#: 171).
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) since 2011 (CERT#: ACS01076).
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Conference Cost

45 Hour Clinical Supervision Workshop to help LPCs obtain their ACS initial certification (all 4 days of this conference and two 6-hour home study courses required)
$595 - Early Registration (by 06/27/18) for all 45 hours. ($119 per workshop and for the home study course)

$650 - Late Registration (from 06/28/18 - 07/10/18) for all 45 hours. ($130 per workshop/home study course)
6 Hour Workshop Single Day Seminars for ACS/CCS recertification (20 hours required every 5 years)
$119 Early Registration per workshop day (by 06/27/18)

$130 Late Registration per workshop day (from 06/28/18 - 07/10/18).
Online registration is OPEN!

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Online registration can be paid via Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Paypal through our secured server. You can also pay by personal check, company check or money order.

Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy: Valid requests must be received in writing/email within seven (7) days of course date. Late requests for the 4 day workshop series can only bring in a substitute attendee or receive credit for a future workshop date. All refunds are subject to a $25.00 processing fee. If paid by credit card, an additional $15.18 fee will be assessed to cover the cost of the processing charges on credit cards. These fees could vary depending on the type of credit card used (e.g., American Express typically charges more per purchase than does Visa/Mastercard). Refund requests require 2-3 weeks processing time and will be issued as a check as is our policy.

Privacy Policy: Advanced Counselor Training keeps all information private. None of your information will go out to any other vendors, marketers, or other 3rd party applications or programs. On-line sign-up is done via a secured, encrypted server and any hard copy information sent to Advanced Counselor Training is stored in a locked, secure location.

Grievance Policy: Valid grievance requests must be received in writing/email within ten days of workshop date, or can be provided in person directly after the workshop. Every attempt will be made to resolve a grievance with a complainant at the time of the grievance. Should this not be resolved, the complainant will be provided further grievance procedures to follow including contacting the Licensed Professional Counselor Committee at the Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6415, and/or contacting NBCC at (336) 547-0607, to report the nature of the unresolved grievance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: This used to be a 30 hour conference and now it is a 45 hour conference, why?

A: Starting July 1, 2016 the Center for Credentialing and Education will implement a number of changes to the ACS application requirements. The ACS will require five years and 4,000 hours of mental health practice experience. The alternate entry option will no longer be available. The training course requirement will increase to 45 clock hours. For those who have their ACS, recertification will require 20 hours of continuing education clock hours, up from 18.

In New Jersey, an LPC needs to take one of two training routes in order to be considered a qualified supervisor: 1) obtain the ACS, or 2) obtain a 3 credit graduate level semester hours in clinical supervision from a qualified institution of higher learning (University/College). Thus to help an LPC comply with licensure regulations in becoming a qualified supervisor, we have enhanced our supervision training from 30 to 45 contact hours. If you see us providing trainings in other states and wonder why those trainings are for lesser hours (e.g., 30 hour training in Michigan), it is because that is the educational requirement of that particular state.


Q: If I am unable to attend one day of the 45 hour workshop series, should I still sign up, and if so, how can I make-up what I missed?

A: No! You definitely can still sign up and attend this conference, but currently you need to attend all 4 on-site days. We have are utilizing 2 distance learning (home study) courses as part of the 45 hour curriculum training. We currently do not have the capacity to accomodate those who cannot attend all 4 days live. We will continue to develop this curriculum to accomodate those who cannot attend an onsite workshop day, but due to the CCE increasing the contact hour requirement from 30 to 45 we do not have the capacity currently for an attendee to miss a live workshop day.


Q: Is this coursework good for the required 5 hours of continuing education in ethics LPCs need each renewal period? Does this workshop series count as CE Clock Hours required for licensure renewal every 2 years?

A: Yes and Yes! If you attend day 4 (Legal and Ethical Aspects of Clinical Supervision), you will satisfy your CE clock hours in ethics required for LPCs each renewal cycle. Also, by attending the full 45 hour workshop series you not only fulfill the educational requirements of your ACS, but you also fulfill ALL of the 40 continuing education CE clock hours required every two years for the LPC (6 of the 45 CE clock hours will fulfill your ethics requirement by attending day 4 of the workshop series).


Q: Once I have this 45 hour workshop course completed, will I have my ACS?

A: No. You will have completed one component required for obtaining your ACS. There are other requirements necessary to complete the application and obtain your ACS and they can be found by clicking here. They are not daunting requirements, but there are certain things necessary such as being 5 years post masters and 4,000 hours of counseling experience, having your supervision of others supervised for at least 100 hours, etc. Please see the full list at the link above.


Q: If I don't have my ACS yet, but I am working towards the 100 hours of supervised supervision required to obtain my ACS, can I supervise an LAC?

A: The DCA Committee will not accept your application to supervise an LAC if you do not already have your ACS (or 3 graduate credits in clinical supervision). If you have not already acquired 100 hours of supervising others, you have to gain your 100 hours with a supervisee other than an LAC (such as an unlicensed professional, a master's level student intern, or another LPC).


Q: Do I have to take the education right before I submit my ACS application, or can I submit my application to be an ACS at any time (e.g., 1-2 years) after taking the education component?

A: The CCE (Center for Credentialing & Education) does not specify that the education has any type of time limit on it (a common time limit imposed on education for a certification is 10 years, meaning you have to get your certification within 10 years of receiving the education for it). Thus you can take the 45 hours of clinical supervision training and apply for your ACS 4 years from now and you would be fine.


Q: Is there any type of national test required (such as taking the NCEs for licensure) for the ACS?

A: No. The CCE does not require any type of national test in order to become an Approved Clinical Supervisor.


Q: Once I get my ACS, what are the recertification requirements?

A: The ACS certifies you for 5 years, and within those 5 years you have to receive 20 hours of continuing education in clinical supervision training (workshops). A complete listing of the recertification requirements for your ACS can be found by clicking here.


Q: After obtaining the ACS, will I be considered a qualified supervisor for not only LACs but also LSWs and CADCs?

A: No and No. The NJ Social Worker Committee's regulations strictly prohibit LPCs as being qualified supervisors for LSWs who are interested in becoming an LCSW. LSWs must be supervised by a qualified LCSW. LCSWs, which are qualified to supervise LSWs, are however considered as qualified supervisors under the LAC/LPC licensure to supervise an LAC. The CADC committee only considers an LPC with an LCADC to be considered a qualified supervisor for CADCs. Thus if you have your LPC and your ACS, but you are not an LCADC, you cannot supervise CADCs. The CADC committee also allows the LPC who has their CCS (Certified Clinical Superivsor) to be considered a qualified supervisor. The ACS is not recognized by the CADC committee, and is not the same credential as the CCS.


Q: I have my LCADC and need 30 hours of training to obtain my CCS (Certified Clinical Supervisor), will this training count?

A: YES! This training has been approved by Certification Board, Inc. of New Jersey as it meets the ICRC's educational requirments for the CCS. Glenn Duncan is 1 of 4 approved trainers in New Jersey to teach the 30 hour course needed to obtain the CCS. NOTE: For those individuals who only need the 30 hours to complete the training for their CCS, they will not have to complete all the requirements for the 45 hour training. They will only have to complete enough to earn the 30 clock hours.

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