Georgia Supervision Conference

Conference Overview

24 CE Clock Hour Clinical Supervision Comprehensive Program allowing the GA Licensed Professional Counselor to comply with Georgia Licensure Rule 135-5-.02. Helping Georgia LPCs obtain their CPCS

Conference Dates:

March 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2019
Workshop hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Conference Location:

Hampton Inn & Suites 3954 River Place Drive, Macon, GA 31210  

Conference Information:

NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6532)
 
LPCAGA Continuing Education Approval Numbers:
18 CORE contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval # 7974-18M)
6 ETHICS contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval # 7974-18M)
 

Registration Information:

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Our Previous 2017 & 2018 Supervision Conferences 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 Georgia’s Supervisor Education Requirement (Georgia Licensure Rule 135-5-.02).

  2. 2. It satisfies the LPCAGA’s CPCS (Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor) educational requirement.

  3. 3. 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!

  4. 4. 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.

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 program 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 $16.63 fee will be assessed to cover the cost of PayPal processing charges on credit cards. Refund requests require 2-3 weeks processing time and will be issued as a check as is our policy.

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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 Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists at (844) 753-7825. You can also contact the Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association of Georgia at (770) 449-4547 or 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

LPCA CE APPROVAL NUMBER: CST(F) 004-17SM-A (6 Core/Supervision Contact 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. 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: Models and Methods of Clinical Supervision - 6 NBCC Clock Hours

LPCA CE APPROVAL NUMBER: CST(M) 004-17SM-C (6 Core/Supervision Contact 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. 1. Definition and Components of Clinical Supervision (30 Minutes)
  2. 2. The Integrated Developmental Model of Supervision (IDM) (45 Minutes)
  3. 3. The Discrimination Model of Supervision (45 Minutes)
  4. 4. The Competency Based Model of Supervision (45 Minutes)
  5. 5. The Holloway Systems Model of Supervision (45 Minutes)
  6. 6. Other Models of Supervision (15 Minutes)
  7. 7. Differences Between Administrative and Clinical Supervision (45 Minutes)
  8. 8. Group Supervision Issues (45 Minutes)
  9. 9. Techniques for Conducting Clinical Oversight (45 Minutes)
DAY 3: Managing Differences and Difficult Populations in Clinical Supervision - 6 NBCC Clock Hours

LPCA CE APPROVAL NUMBER: CST(O) 004-17SM-B (6 Core/Supervision Contact 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. 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 4: Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision - 6 NBCC Clock Hours

LPCA CE APPROVAL NUMBER: CST(L/E) 004-17SM-D (6 Ethics/Supervision Contact 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’ 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 GA? (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 & GA LPC Informed Consent Regulations (30 Minutes)
  6. 6. Confidentiality & GA LPC Confidentiality Regulations (45 Minutes)
  7. 7. Record Keeping & GA 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 GA LPC Regulations (45 Minutes)
  11. 11. LPCAGA CPCS and Georgia Licensure Rules 135-5-.01 and 135-5-.02 Standards (45 Minutes)

 

Conference Cost

24 Hour Clinical Supervision Workshop to help LPCs obtain their supervisor education requirements (100% attendance at each of the 4 days of this conference is required)

$475 – Early Registration (by 03/11/19) for all 24 hours. ($119 per workshop)

$520 – Late Registration (from 03/12/19 – 03/24/19) 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 03/11/19)

$130 per workshop day (from 03/12/19 – 03/24/19)

Conference FAQ Section

1) Is this conference eligible to count for the 24 hours of supervision CE credits necessary to become a CPCS?

YES! This comprehensive clinical supervision conference covers the core areas required by the LPCAGA! This conference has been approved by the LPCAGA with the following approval numbers:
CST 001-17S-A, CST 001-17S-B, CST 001-17S-C, CST 001-17S-D.

2) When will I need my CPCS?

Georgia Licensure Rules 135-5-.01 and 135-5-.02 were approved and will take effect on October 1, 2018. Any APC seeking supervision on October 1, 2018 will need to have a supervisor who is an CPCS, an ACS, or has substantial experience to meet the requriements deemed by board. Thus it is in a supervisor’s best interest to obtain either the CPCS or the ACS.

3) Will this conference be specific to the issues/regulations of the Georgia LPC/APC?

YES! This conference has been specifically tailored to cover Georgia licensure regulations, Georgia supervision regulations and the ethical requirements of the CPCS. Below is our PPT for Day 4 – Legal and Ethical Aspects of Clinical Supervision for Georgia. You can see by viewing this PowerPoint that the lecture is very specific to Georgia licensure standards, and is tailored to provide the legal and ethical requirements specific to Georgia LPCs and APCs.

4) If I am unable to attend one day of the 24 hour workshop program, should I still sign up, and if so, how can I make-up what I missed?

NO! You need to be present for 100% of these trainings. The LPCAGA is very specific that Home Study programming cannot be used for the 24 hours and while we have up to date, home study options, they are not an option for the Georgia LPC who wants to become a CPCS

5) If I want to obtain my ACS, is there a way to do so through your company?

YES! The total cost of the 24 clock hour clinical supervision workshop program is $475.00, which includes the 4 live workshop days. Because we have home study options and these home study options are approved by the NBCC, thus they are a viable way to obtain your remaining hours necessary to get the educational requirements for your ACS. Just email us at info@clinicalsupervisor.net and we will let you know how this can be done!

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

Currently in Michigan and New Jersey we provide 1 year where there is 1 workshop for that year and then the following year we provide 2 workshops in that state (usually summer for the once per year and spring and fall for the twice per year cycle). Our plans are to do the same type of cycling in Georgia, however should need prevail for more frequent workshops, then more will be provided.

7) Can I take this 24 hour education course if I am still an APC?

NO! Georgia Licensure is very specific that a qualified supervisor must be in 1 of 3 categories: 1) a supervisor who holds a master’s degree must have three (3) years post licensure experience; 2) a supervisor who holds a specialist degree must have two (2) years post licensure experience; and 3) a supervisor who holds a doctoral degree must have one (1) year post licensure experience; It is the rare experience that licensure boards count the beginning license as “years post licensure experience”. However, a few states allow this such as Michigan, while most state do not e.g., Georgia and New Jersey. One usually has to be a number of years post end licensure (the license that can practice independently).

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

Georgia Licensure defines a qualified supervisor as the following: “for supervision entered into after September 30, 2018, a supervisor who is a Licensed Professional Counselor must hold either a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Clinical Supervisor credential or a Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCAGA) Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor credential.

9) How much experience do I need to be considered an eligible supervisor for APCs?

Again Georgia Licensure is very specific that a qualified supervisor must be in 1 of 3 categories: 1) a supervisor who holds a master’s degree must have three (3) years post licensure experience; 2) a supervisor who holds a specialist degree must have two (2) years post licensure experience; and 3) a supervisor who holds a doctoral degree must have one (1) year post licensure experience; It is the rare experience that licensure boards count the beginning license as “years post licensure experience”. However, a few states allow this such as Michigan, while most state do not e.g., New Jersey. One usually has to be a number of years post end licensure (the license that can practice independently).

10) 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.

11) What are the Georgia supervision regulations/Where can I find the Georgia supervision regulations?

Go to the Georgia LPC/APC Website and then click the link on Laws, Policies & Rules. This will take you to a drop down menu, click “Board Rules”. This will take you to a page that wants to ensure you’re a human being, with a name, who can do simple addition, so provide proof of that for them. 🙂 That will then take you to the Board Rules. Chapter 135 “Requirements of Licensure” has the rules regarding supervision.

12) Once I have this 24 hour workshop course completed, will I have my CPCS?

NO! Once you complete this 24 hours of education will meet the LPCAGA educational requirement but still need to complete other requirements. You must be 3 years post LPC with a master’s degree, 2 years post LPC with a specialist degree and 1 year post LPC with doctoral degree. You must meet the training requirements (which this workshop series will provide), you must submit 2 professional references from Georgia licensed clinicians, and complete the CPCS packet and submit $150 (waived if you are an LPCAGA member).

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

LPCAGA requires that the training be no older than 5 years old. Thus you need to complete the packet and become a CPCS within 5 years of the training date.

14) Is there any type of national test required (such as taking the NCEs for licensure) for either the CPCS or ACS?

NO! Neither the LPCAGA nor the CCE require any type of national test in order to become either a Couneling Professional Clinical Supervisor or an Approved Clinical Supervisor.

15) Once I get my CPCS, what are the recertification requirements?

The CPCS certifies you for 2 years, and within those 2 years you have to receive 12 hours of continuing education in clinical supervision training (workshops), 3 CE hours of which have to be in the ethics of supervision.

16) Once I get my ACS, what are the recertification requirements?

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.