Michigan Supervision Conference

Conference Overview

Due to COVID-19 continuing into 2021, and a slow lifting of restrictions, I do not believe state governments will allow conferences of 50 or more by the spring. I also do not believe many of us are physically and/or emotionally ready to get together in that large of a setting yet, thus we are converting all live 2021 workshops to webinars. We will be using the Zoom platform. We are hopeful that by the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2021, we will be back to live workshop formatting, but in person workshops will only occur again when it is safe to do so. The live webinars will occur on the same dates and times as the live workshops. If this format works for you, then feel free to register today!
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:
“Because it was a webinar, I really thought I might be able to get some work done. However, it was really interesting, organized and well done so I ended up paying attention to the whole thing.” – July, 2020
“The instructor was awesome and really made the training fun. Great information and very enjoyable, even as a webinar over Zoom!” – April, 2020
“Thank you for making it feel like we were with a real person, not a webinar-bot. It was the best webinar presentation in last 51 days of social isolation, and I have done lots of webinars.” – April, 2020
“An amazing distribution of information!” – May, 2020 (and yes that is actual feedback from a webinar participant).
“Glenn was engaging and very interactive. This was probably the best web based CE I have attended and I really appreciate how enthusiastic the presenter was to keep us engaged.” – September, 2020
“I’ve been licensed since 1998, and this was the most informative and entertaining workshop I’ve attended!!” – March, 2021
30 CE Clock Hour Clinical Supervision Comprehensive Program allowing the MI Licensed Professional Counselor to comply with Statute 333.18106. Also see Michigan Administrative Rule R 338.1757, Rule 7. This training also provides the educational component for both the ACS and/or their CCS.

Conference Dates:

April 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2021
Workshop hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Future 2021 Conference Dates:

July 20 - 23, 2021 (Live, interactive webinar using the Zoom platform - WEBINAR ONLY)
October 19 - 22, 2021 (hopefully live workshops in Troy, MI)

Conference Location:

Live, Interactive Webinar

Conference Information:

NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6532)

Registration Information:

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Need your 30 hours of Supervision Training?  You need to take the entire comprehensive program.
Only need recertification for your NCC and/or ACS? 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 Michigan’s Supervisor Education Requirement 333.18106 (This new statute is located in HB 4325 (now Public Act 96). Also see Michigan Administrative Rule R 338.1757, Rule 7.

  2. 2. It satisfies the CCE’s ACS (Approved Clinical Supervisor) educational requirement (which is not necessary for Michigan supervisors but is available should one want to pursue their ACS).

  3. 3. It satisfies Michigan’s educational requirements to obtain the CCS (Certified Clinical Supervisor).

  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).

Previous Workshop Participant Feedback

“The best professional development training I’ve attended in my 21 years in practice!”
“I found the enthusiasm and candor of the presenter the most useful; also his overall knowledge of the field and his knowledge of Michigan licensure issues. I appreciated his use of vignettes and his overall ability to answer questions.”
“I’ve never had a course that covers as much material in short time so effectively!”
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.

Hotel and Registration Information

This will take place at the Eagle Eye Golf Club and there are several local hotels for those who need accommodations.

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 $17.56 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.

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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 Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs at (517) 373-1820, and/or contacting 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 the conference

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. 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 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. 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 and Individual Supervision Issues (45 Minutes)
  9. 9. Techniques for Conducting Clinical Oversight (45 Minutes)
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. 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. Ethical Decision Making (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

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’ Michigan Statutes 333.18101 and 333.18106. Also see Administrative Rule R 338.1757. 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. 1. Are You Qualified to Supervise in MI? (15 Minutes)
  2. 2. Malpractice (15 Minutes)
  3. 3. Duty to Warn (45 Minutes)
  4. 4. Direct and Vicarious Liability (30 Minutes)
  5. 5. Informed Consent & MI LPC Informed Consent Regulations (30 Minutes)
  6. 6. Confidentiality & MI LPC Confidentiality Regulations (45 Minutes)
  7. 7. Record Keeping & MI LPC Record Keeping Regulations (30 Minutes)
  8. 8. ADA and Discrimination Standards (30 Minutes)
  9. 9. Dual Relationships (30 Minutes)
  10. 10. Workplace Harassment MI LPC Regulations (45 Minutes)
  11. 11. NBCC and Michigan Statute 333.18101 and 333.18106 (currently in HB 4325). See also Administrative Rule R 338.1757 Supervision Legal/Ethical Standards (45 Minutes)


Conference Costs

30 Hour Clinical Supervision Workshop to help LPCs obtain their supervisor education requirements (all 4 days of this conference and 1 6-hour home study course required)

$595 – Early Registration (by 04/05/21) for all 30 hours. ($119 per workshop/home study course)

$650 – Registration (from 04/06/21 – 04/18/21) for all 30 hours. ($130 per workshop/home study course)

6 Hour Workshop Single Day Seminars for ACS and/or NCC recertification (ACS is 20 continuing education clock hours required every 5 years. NCCs is 100 continuing education clock hours every 5 years.)

$119 per workshop day (by 04/05/21)

$130 per workshop day (from 04/06/21 – 04/18/21).

Conference FAQ Section

1) Is this conference eligible to count for the 30 hours of training required by LARA, Board of Counseling?

YES! This comprehensive clinical supervision conference covers the 9 areas required by the Michigan Board of Counseling, and we are an NBCC approved provider. The Board of Counseling requires that your training cover the 9 core areas set on R338.1757, Rule 7 – 2(b): “The specialized training specified in subrule 2a of this rule” (30 clock hours of workshop training in counseling supervision), “shall include studies in all of the following topics”:

  1. 1. Roles and functions of counseling supervisors.
  2. 2. Models of counseling supervision.
  3. 3. Mental health-related development.
  4. 4. Methods and techniques in counseling supervision.
  5. 5. Supervisory relationship issues.
  6. 6. Cultural issues in supervision.
  7. 7. Group supervision.
  8. 8. Legal and ethical issues in counseling supervision.
  9. 9. Evaluation of supervisee and the supervision process.

This comprehensive supervision program covers all of these areas, covers Michigan specific laws and regulations (see next FAQ question), and will absolutely satisfy your requirements.

2) I heard from somebody that the Michigan Supervision Training requirements are changing due to LARA rescinding R338.1757, is this true?

YES and NO! Michiganders recently accomplished something historic by positively lobbying the house and senate to pass HB 4325 (now Public Act 96). In this statutory act, a new statute has been added, statute 333.18106. This statute states that LPCs are required to receive training in supervision to supervise LLPCs. They then state the structure of this training will be up to LARA, Board of Counseling. Currently (since 2012) we have had in place, R338.1757, Rule 7. This states the requirement is 30 clock hours of training or 2 graduate-level credits in clinical supervision. LARA and the Board of Counseling will have to address the level of training required as mandated by statute 333.18106. They will likely reinstate R333.1757 Rule 7 in some format. How that will look remains to be seen, but it will likely be the same language that has existed since 2012 (with Rule 7 meaning 30 clock hours of education).

3) Will this conference be specific to the issues/regulations of the Michigan LPC/LLPC?

YES! This conference has been specifically tailored to cover Michigan licensure regulations and Michigan supervision regulations. Below is our PPT for Day 4 – Legal and Ethical Aspects of Clinical Supervision. You can see by viewing this PowerPoint that the lecture is very specific to Michigan licensure standards, and covers the major legal and ethical issues facing clinical supervisors and then specifically discusses each of those standards as defined by the LARA and Michigan.gov.

4) 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?

We have 1 additional home study course that can be taken to make up for 1 day that you cannot attend. We have a total of 2 distance learning (home study) courses and we are utilizing one distance learning (home study) course as part of the 30 hour curriculum training. Therefore only 1 day in total can be missed mandating that the attendee be phyiscally present for 3 of the 4 conference days.

5) Is the Home Study Course part of the $595.00 cost of the workshop program or is it an additional $119.00?

The total cost of the 30 clock hour clinical supervision workshop program is $595.00, which includes the 4 live workshop days and the 1 home study course. There is no additional charge for this 30 clock hour workshop program.

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

Yes! We currently hold this conference twice per year, once in East Lansing MI area (Spring), and once in the Troy, MI area (Fall).

7) Can I take this 30 hour education course if I am still an LLPC?

This course should only be taken by an LPC or an LLPC who will become an LPC within 6 months that the course is offered. If you are going to get your LPC in at a later than 6 months after this next training, then you should NOT sign up for this course. The reason is that it would be best to take the training as close as possible to when you’re going to start supervising others, thus the material will be fresh. There will be 2 conferences per year so you can always attend the next conference if your LPC will obtained over 6 months from this training date.

8) Is this Clinical Supervision Workshop good for the educational requirements for both the ACS and CCS?

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), and we are recognized by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (the governing body for the Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) certificate). This 30 hour supervision course covers the 9 designated content areas for the ACS and the 6 Performance Areas required for the CCS.

9) What are the Michigan supervision regulations/Where can I find the Michigan supervision regulations?

The Michigan Regulations can be found on our helpful links page. Recently, the Michigan house and senate passed house bill 4325 (now Public Act 96), which updates statute 333.18101 to accurately reflect the work LPCs currently do and their capacity to diagnose. 333.18106 speaks to the necessity for supervision training, leaving that training up to LARA and the Board of Counseling. Since 1/1/13 the standard has been 30 hours and will likely continue at this level. HB 4325 can be found here.

10) Once I have this 30 hour workshop course completed, will I have my ACS?

No. Once you complete this 30 hours of education will meet the Michigan administrative requirements to supervise Limited Licensed Professional Counselors. Currently in Michigan it is not required for you to obtain your ACS (Approved Clinical Supervisor).

11) Once I have this 30 hour workshop course completed, will I have my CCS?

No. Once you complete this 30 hours of education will meet the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals education requirements in the 6 Performance Areas but you still have other requirements to complete. You need to follow certain requirements and fill out the necessary forms if you have met the requirements (such as certain number of experiential hours, education, etc.). You can see the forms required for your CCS by clicking here.

12) 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?

The CCE (Center for Credentialing & Education) states the education for your ACS does not have any type of time limit on it. Thus you can take the 30 hours of clinical supervision training and apply for your ACS 4 years, or 24 years, from now and you would be fine.

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

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

14) Once I get my ACS, what are the re-certification 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). There are other requirements necessary to complete the application and obtain your ACS and they are:

  1. 1. The applicant must complete the education requirement of 45 clock hours.
  2. 2. The applicant must have five years post master’s degree, and 4,000 hours of mental health practice experience.
  3. 3. The applicant must possess a mental health license in the state in which they practice, or an NCC, or a licensed or certified clinical supervisor.
  4. 4. The applicant must document (through a supervisor) proof of supervising people for 100 hours (this is a page the supervisor fills out on the ACS application).
  5. 5. The applicant must complete a professional disclosure statement (10 part statement which is actually the 4th home study project for this 45 hour workshop series).
  6. 6. The applicant must fill out and return the ACS application to the CCE folks out in North Carolina. The CCE is the credentialing arm of the NBCC.
15) Is this presentation specific to Michigan LPC and LLPC regulations and Michigan laws?

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