Georgia Supervision Conference (WEBINAR)

Conference Overview

September 12, 13, 25, 26 and 27, 2024. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

(Live, Interactive Webinar Series)

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.

30 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

All workshops run from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. eastern time zone. This conference also provides 30 of the 45 Continuing Education Clock Hours towards the ACS and 30 hours of recertification for NCCs. It provides the 30 hours of education needed to obtain your CPCS (Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor) from the LPCAGA.

Conference Dates:

September 12, 13, 25, 26 and 27, 2024
Workshop hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time Zone  

Future 2024 Conference Dates:

March 6, 7, 19, 20 and 21, 2025 (Live, Interactive Webinar) - REGISTRATION OPEN!

Conference Location:

Live, Interactive Webinar  

Conference Information:

NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6532)
 
In April 2023, the LPCAGA Board approved changes to the educational requirements with the CPCS training. The educational hours increased from 24 hours to now requiring a total of 30 hours of training. This 30 hour workshop series has been approved by the LPCAGA and in compliance with the new CPCS educational standards recently approved. LPCAGA Continuing Education Approval Numbers: 24 Supervision contact hours (which includes 3 hours telehealth), and 6 ETHICS contact hours (total of 30 contact hours) of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia under the category of supervision. LPCA 2024 Approvals are for the following:

Day 1: 6 CORE, 6 Supervision Hours live webinar (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2024-1-3-1027LW)

Day 2: 6 CORE, 6 Supervision Hours, 3 Telehealth live webinar (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2024-1-3-1028LW)

Day 3: 6 CORE, 6 Supervision Hours live webinar (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2024-1-3-1029LW)

Day 4: 6 CORE, 6 Supervision Hours live webinar (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2024-1-3-1030LW)

Day 5: 6 Ethics, 6 Supervision Hours live webinar (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2024-1-3-1031LW)
 

Registration Information:

SEPTEMBER 2024 BROCHURE

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Registration Currently Open! All of Our Previous Supervision Conferences Sold Out Since 2017!

Need your 30 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 30 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 30 Continuing Education Clock Hours credits for those who are NCCs (NCCs need 100 hours of continuing education every 5 years).

 
Payment Information

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.

How do I obtain my certificate of completion in a Webinar World?: Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the workshop day to participants who meet our requirements. We will determine conference attendance through Zoom logs (as Zoom tracks when people enter and leave a conference), ensuring participants were attending during the entire conference. NOTE: You must use your own computer, if you and an office mate are attending the conference, do not surf off somebody else’s monitor because Zoom will state you weren’t in attendance. Your fillable PDF workshop evaluation will be emailed to you prior to the conference. Please fill out this evaluation and email it back to us at the same email address that sent you the evaluation. PDF Certificates of completion will be emailed to participants within 48 hours upon the return of the workshop evaluation.

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 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.
 
Disability Accommodations:

If you need any accommodations due to a disability, please contact Advanced Counselor Training, LLC upon registration to the workshop. We can be reached at 732-544-2189 or via email at info@clinicalsupervisor.net.

 
PARENTAL ADVISORY NOTICE: This Workshop Series Presenter runs a PG-13 Conference. Random cursing has occurred in the past. The presenter does his best to use outdated curse words that you have to Google to understand their meaning, like “tarnation” and “dagnabbit”. So, if you think a “muckspout couldn’t teach a hen to cluck” or if you find current curse words offensive … then DO NOT ATTEND!

DISCLAIMER: Management is cautioning that if offense occurs to you due to random (tier 2, not the really bad) curse words, then it is possible this is NOT the workshop for you. Caution! Presenter has sharp edges. This can be a very boisterous presentation. Laughing and learning has been shown to have certain side effects in less than 1% of the population. Side effects include professional confusion from laughing and learning, and mild to moderate irritability in some users. In rare instances it can lead to severe reactions, such as wanting to contact the authorities. If any of these have occurred previously, take immediate actions that may include, but not limited to, not attending this workshop/conference series! A good sense of humor is required in order to attend. You know your humor limitations; this presenter DOES NOT!
 

Previous Workshop Feedback

I know what you’re thinking … a webinar? Really? Yes, and I solemnly swear to do my best to not make this a snooze fest! Here is recent feedback from webinars:

“This course was packed full of information and resources that I will be putting into use in my professional work! Glenn is incredibly knowledgeable. His use of humor and vulnerability added greatly to this value of the course by making the information very relatable! I would recommend this course to anyone who asks (or even those who don’t)!” – April, 2024

“I really enjoyed the training and found it tremendously helpful. We are about to implement the ASAM criteria into our program, and I feel so much more confident in not only doing it myself, but showing our staff how to utilize it. You are the best trainer I’ve ever had at any training I’ve gone to in my professional career, so thank you for basically doing stand up comedy while teaching us!” – March, 2024

“Glenn is always very engaging, extremely knowledgeable, and creates such an open, interactive training space. Thank you!” – February, 2024

“I truly appreciated this course. Most engaging and thorough ethics and legal issues course I’ve ever completed in 15 years since I began working.” – November, 2023

“I am thoroughly satisfied with this workshop. I don’t think I’ve laughed out loud so much in a workshop and looked forward to attending on subsequent days after the initial session. Excellent—and I’ve been to decades of trainers! I have attended supervision courses before and was a bit apprehensive that it would be repetative or boring, or both. I am so relieved that I learned new information.” – September, 2023

“This course was so well done! I was very impressed with Glenn’s method of delivery. Who knew a PowerPoint presentation could be enjoyable? Glenn utilized so many different sources of solid information to support his presentation, his sense of humor, and old school radio DJ voice really made the information communicated a great learning experience.” – July, 2023

“I love Glenn’s presentation style – it is always engaging, time flies by and I receive a ton of information!” – January, 2023

“Maintaining audience attention via Zoom for 4 days is difficult to achieve, yet this facilitator mastered this difficult task. He was extremely engaging and creative, and equally knowledgeable about clinical supervision best practices.” – September, 2022

This entire workshop was beyond my expectations!! I learned so much valuable information and was engaged throughout the entire presentation. Glenn Duncan should be the only one allowed to teach this course, as he can knowledge beyond his years. I wish Glenn Duncan could be every professional’s supervisor, as he is spot on. I love the information displayed during our breaks.” – July, 2022

“The most useful part of this course was the combination of comprehensive information, and how it was delivered. Glenn was enthusiastic and informative. He had endless informative examples and was ready to answer any questions that came up.” – April, 2022

Glenn presents the material in a knowledgeable way and provides amazing clarity to guidelines that can be confusing. I always look forward to his trainings and find them highly applicable. He is also approachable to ask questions and I feel individual needs are met in addition to the basic training material.” – February, 2022

“Glenn is literally the best instructor ever as he effectively uses his sense of humor and knowledge so that i actually retain the information. He keeps me very interested in the subject matter.” – November, 2021

“Glenn presents the material in a way that is easy to understand. He is very entertaining which helps to keep my attention. I would rank him as one of the best presenters ever.” – June, 2021

“I’ve been licensed since 1998, and this was the most informative and entertaining workshop I’ve attended!!” – March, 2021

What to expect from this conference

DAY 1: Foundations of Clinical Supervision - 6 NBCC and LPCAGA 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. 1. Defining the Roles that encompass Effective Clinical Supervision (60 Minutes)
  2. 2. Consultation vs. Clinical Supervision (60 minutes)
  3. 3. Working Alliance (90 Minutes)
  4. 4. Role Induction and the Roles of Conflict and Trust (45 Minutes)
  5. 5. The Role of Power and Supervisee Experiential Level (45 Minutes)
  6. 6. The Art and Science of Giving Feedback and Providing Performance Evaluations (60 Minutes)
DAY 2: Core Issues in Effective Clinical Supervision - 6 NBCC and LPCAGA Clock Hours

This interactive workshop focuses on the major elements of being an effective Clinical Supervisor. In this workshop, participants will learn about the different aspects of being an effective Clinical Supervisor. Participants will learn the difference between effectiveness versus ineffective supervision, and will discuss factors involved in high quality supervision. There will also be a comprehensive look at technology, telehealth and virtual clinical supervision issues such as social media discussions with supervisees and social media practice policies. Finally issues of burnout prevention and supervisor developmental issues will be discussed. Teaching methods include lecture, interactive exercises and group participation/discussion.

Workshop Components:

  1. 1. Effective vs. Ineffective Clinical Supervision (60 minutes)
  2. 2. Technology Issues in Clinical Supervision (90 minutes)
  3. 3. Drafting a Virtual and Technology Enabled Clinical Supervision ‘Business Plan’ for your own organization. (90 minutes)
  4. 4. Passion and Counselor Burnout (45 Minutes)
  5. 5. Learning Objectives for Supervisors (60 minutes)
DAY 3: Models and Methods of Clinical Supervision - 6 NBCC and LPCAGA 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. 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 4: Managing Differences and Difficult Populations in Clinical Supervision - 6 NBCC and LPCAGA 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. 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 5: Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision - 6 NBCC and LPCAGA 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’ 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

30 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)

$595 – Early Registration (by 08/29/24) for all 30 hours. ($119 per workshop)

$650 – Late Registration (from 08/30/24 – 09/10/24) for all 30 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 08/29/24)

$130 per workshop day (from 08/30/24 – 09/10/24)

Conference FAQ Section

1) I thought this was a 24 hour requirement for the CPCS, why is it now 30 hours?

In April 2023, the LPCAGA Board will be approving changes to the educational requirements with the CPCS training. The educational hours increased from 24 hours to now requiring a total of 30 hours of training. This 30 hour workshop series has been approved by the LPCAGA and in compliance with the new CPCS educational standards recently approved. This training includes 24 supervision contact hours (which includes 3 telehealth hours on day 2), and 6 ETHICS contact hours on day 5 (total of 30 contact hours) of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia and meets the new regulations!

2) Is this conference eligible to count for the 30 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: Foundations, Issues in Effective Supervision, Models and Techniques, and Managing Differences (24 hours). Day 5’s topic is on Legal Standards and Ethical Issues and covers Ethics (6 Hours).

3) When will I need my CPCS?

Georgia Licensure Rules 135-5-.01 and 135-5-.02 took effect on October 1, 2018. Any APC, or unlicensed supervisee, 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.

4) 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. This workshop is very specific to Georgia licensure standards, and is tailored to provide the legal and ethical requirements specific to Georgia LPCs and APCs.

5) If I am unable to attend one day of the 30 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 only less than 10 hours of Home Study programming can be used for the 30 hours and while we have up to date. We are using 6 hours is home study courses, thus all 4 live workshop days must be attended.

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

YES! The total cost of the 30 clock hour clinical supervision workshop program is $595.00, which is the cost of 45 hours also. We will provide the additional home study projects for you if you wish to pursue your ACS instead of your CPCS (Georgia recognizes both).

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

We are currently offering this workshop once in the Atlanta, GA area and one in the Macon, GA area, for a total of twice per year.

8) Can I take this 30 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).

9) 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.

10) 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).

11) 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 30 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.

12) 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.

13) Once I have this 30 hour workshop course completed, will I have my CPCS?

NO! Once you complete this 30 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).

14) 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.

15) 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.

16) 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.

17) 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.

18) Is this presentation specific to Georgia LPC regulations and laws

Yes it is! Please see the slide show from the Ethical and Legal Aspects of Clinical Supervision designed specifically for our Georgia Supervision Workshop Series.