Alabama Supervision Conference

Conference Overview

24 CE Clock Hour Clinical Supervision Comprehensive Program allowing the AL Licensed Professional Counselor to comply with Alabama Licensure Rules, Chapter 255-X-11 and Chapters 255-X-3-.01 through 255-X-3-.03.

Conference Dates:

January 23, 24 and 25, 2019
Workshop hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

Conference Location:

Birmingham Marriott 3590 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243  

Conference Information:

NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6532)
 

Registration Information:

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Our Previous Georgia, Michigan & New Jersey Clinical Supervision Conferences have ALL Sold Out!

Need your 24 hours of Supervision Training? You need to take the entire comprehensive program.
Only need recertification for your NCC? Take any, or all, of our workshop offerings!

Being an NBCC approved provider means this conference is good for satisfying any (and all) of the following:

  1. 1. The State of Alabama’s Supervisor Education Requirement (Alabama Administration Rules Chapter 255-X-3-.03).

  2. 2. It satisfies 24 of the 45 hours necessary to become an ACS (Approved Clinical Supervisor). Should the participant want to complete the remaining hours, we have the capacity to provide this!

  3. 3. This training is also good for 24 Continuing Education Clock Hours credits for those who are NCCs (NCCs need 100 hours of continuing education every 5 years).

Click here for a workshop evaluation summary from a 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 will increase participants’ performance in providing supervision to varying supervisee populations, within differing areas of service delivery.

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Grievance Policy: Valid grievance requests must be received in writing/email within ten days of the 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 Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling at (800) 822-3307. You can also contact the NBCC at (336) 547-0607, to report the nature of the unresolved grievance.
 
PARENTAL ADVISORY NOTICE: This Workshop Series Presenter runs a PG-13 Conference. If curse words tend to give you existential angst and/or you find them offensive… then DO NOT ATTEND!

DISCLAIMER: Management is not responsible for any virtual wounds that may occur by random curse words during this workshop presentation. Caution presenter has sharp edges. This can be a very boisterous presentation. Laughing and learning may cause professional confusion in a small percentage of users; if this has occurred previously, take immediate actions that may include not attending this conference. A good sense of humor is required in order to attend. You know your humor limitations; this presenter DOES NOT!

What to expect from this conference

DAY 1: Foundations of Clinical Supervision - 6 NBCC Clock Hours

6 NBCC Contact Hours (This has been submitted an approved by the Alabama Board of Examiners – ABEC)

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

6 NBCC Contact Hours (This has been submitted an approved by the Alabama Board of Examiners – ABEC)

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

6 NBCC Contact Hours (This has been submitted an approved by the Alabama Board of Examiners – ABEC)

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’ Georgia Licensure Rules 135-5-.01 and 135-5-.02, along with Ethical requirements necessary for the CPCS and other Ethical Codes such as the ACA (American Counseling Association) and the NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors). 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, and the ADA. Ethical areas covered include responsibility to clients, integrity, confidentiality, responsibility to colleagues, assessment of instruments, research and advertising and professional representation. Teaching methods include lecture, experiential exercises and group participation/discussion.

Workshop Components:

  1. 1. Are You Qualified to Supervise in AL? (15 Minutes)
  2. 2. Malpractice (15 Minutes)
  3. 3. Duty to Warn and Protect(45 Minutes)
  4. 4. Direct and Vicarious Liability (30 Minutes)
  5. 5. Informed Consent & AL LPC Informed Consent Regulations (30 Minutes)
  6. 6. Confidentiality & AL LPC Confidentiality Regulations (45 Minutes)
  7. 7. Record Keeping & AL LPC Record Keeping Regulations (30 Minutes)
  8. 8. ADA and Discrimination Standards (30 Minutes)
  9. 9. Responsibility to Colleagues and Clients (30 Minutes)
  10. 10. Workplace Harassment AL LPC Regulations (45 Minutes)
  11. 11. Alalbama Licensure Rules, Chapter 255-X-11 and Chapters 255-X-3-.01 through 255-X-3-.03 (45 Minutes)

 

Conference Cost

24 Hour Clinical Supervision Workshop to help LPCs obtain their supervisor education requirements (100% attendance at each of the 3 days of this conference, and completion of the home study course, is required)

$475 – Early Registration (by 01/08/19) for all 24 hours. ($119 per workshop)

$520 – Late Registration (from 01/09/19 – 01/21/19) for all 24 hours. ($130 per workshop)
 
6 Hour Workshop Single Day Seminars for CPCS and/or NCC recertification (CPCS Requires 12 CE hours every 2 years, 3 CE hours must be in the Ethics of Supervision)
 
$119 per workshop day (by 01/08/19)

$130 per workshop day (from 01/09/19 – 01/21/19)

Conference FAQ Section

1) Has this conference been approved by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC)?

YES! This comprehensive clinical supervision conference covers the core areas required by the ABEC. This conference has been submitted to the ABEC and approved.

2) Will this conference be specific to the issues/regulations of the Alabama LPC/ALC?

YES! This conference has been specifically tailored to cover Alabama licensure regulations, Alabama supervision regulations and the ethical requirements. Below is an example of how we tailor our Legal and Ethical Aspects lecture for each state. The lecture below is the PPT used for the Legal and Ethical Aspects of Clinical Supervision for Georgia. You can see by viewing this PowerPoint that the lecture is very specific to this state’s licensure standards. Be assured that this workshop series will be tailored to provide the legal and ethical requirements specific to Alabama LPCs and ALCs.

4) Will you be offering this course more than once a year?

We offer this training in other states. Depending on the number of LPCs in a given state and the amount of interest in this conference series, will determine how often this is offered each year. Should the need be present, we will certainly offer this more than once per year.

5) How much supervision training and experience do I need to be considered an eligible supervisor for APCs?

Alabama LPC Supervisor requirements chapter (255-X-3-.03) states:

Experience and Training. LPCs must document the following:

  1. 1. A minimum of five (5) years continuous full time (20+ hours per week) clinical practice as a licensed professional counselor (LPC).
  2. 2. Training. Document successful completion of one or more of the following supervisory training programs completed not more than three (3) years prior to submitting the application for Supervising Counselor status:
  3. 3. AAMFT – Approved Supervisor, American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)-Diplomate, AMHCA – Approved Supervisor, NBCC – Approved Clinical Supervisor; OR
  4. 4. Any Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC) approved supervisory training event, for a minimum of twenty-four (24) contact hours.
6) Can I take this course if I am an ALC?

NO! Alabama Licensure is very specific that a qualified supervisor must have 5 years post LPC experience AND the supervision training has to have occurred within the past 3 years. Thus an ALC would NOT be eligible to take this course.

7) Is this Clinical Supervision Workshop good for the educational requirements for both the ACS?

YES! We are an NBCC approved provider which is recognized by the Center for Credentialing & Education (which is body that provides the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) certificate), This 24 hour supervision course covers the 9 designated content areas for the ACS, however 45 clock hours are necessary to become an ACS. Feel free to contact us at info@clinicalsupervisor.net to see how you can obtain the additional educational hours necessary to become an ACS.

9) Do I have to take the education right before I submit my application to be a supervisor at any time (e.g., 1-2 years) after taking this workshop series?

According to the ABEC rules, the LPC supervisor must document successful completion of supervisory training programs completed not more than three (3) years prior to submitting the application for Supervising Counselor status.