Michigan Supervision Conference

Conference Overview

30 CE Clock Hour Clinical Supervision Comprehensive Program allowing the MI Licensed Professional Counselor to comply with Michigan Administrative Rule R 338.1757, Rule 7.
Also helping Michigan Counselors obtain their ACS and/or their CCS

Conference Dates:

April 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2019
Workshop hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Conference Location:

Eagle Eye Golf Club
15500 Chandler Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

Conference 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? 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. The State of Michigan’s Supervisor Education Requirement (Michigan Administrative Rule R 338.1757, Rule 7).
  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. It satisfies Michigan’s educational requirments to obtain the CCS (Certified Clinical Supervisor).
  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).

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

The Embassy Suites has a special hotel rate of $160.00 per night. A link to book a room at the discount rate is coming soon. You can also call the reservation desk (1-248-879-7500) and tell them you are attending the Advanced Counselor Training workshop to receive the discounted rate. Click Here for directions to the Embassy Suites in Troy, MI.

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 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.

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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 conference attendees; 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 this conference. You know your humor limitations; this presenter DOES NOT! If you suspect your mental health could be at risk for any reason, or that you could aggravate a pre-existing condition of any kind, DO NOT ATTEND! Adult supervision is required for those bringing their inner child to this conference.

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:

  • Defining the Roles that encompass Effective Clinical Supervision (60 Minutes)
  • Program Development and Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Issues (30 Minutes)
  • Drafting a Clinical Supervision ‘Vision Plan’ for your own organization (30 Minutes)
  • Passion and Counselor Burnout (45 Minutes)
  • Working Alliance (45 Minutes)
  • Role Induction and the Roles of Conflict and Trust (45 Minutes)
  • The Role of Power and Supervisee Experiential Level (45 Minutes)
  • 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:

  • Definition and Components of Clinical Supervision (30 Minutes)
  • The Integrated Developmental Model of Supervision (IDM) (45 Minutes)
  • The Discrimination Model of Supervision (45 Minutes)
  • The Competency Based Model of Supervision (45 Minutes)
  • The Holloway Systems Model of Supervision (45 Minutes)
  • Other Models of Supervision (15 Minutes)
  • Differences Between Administrative and Clinical Supervision (45 Minutes)
  • Group and Individual Supervision Issues (45 Minutes)
  • Techniques for Conducting Clinical Oversight (45 Minutes)

6 NBCC Clock Hours – Current Models, Techniques, Roles and Functions in Effective Clinical Supervision

This 6 hour home study course covers 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). The home study course objectives are as follows:

Course Objectives

  • Participants will be able to define clinical supervision and understanding the component parts that comprise the essence of good clinical supervision.
  • Participants will understand differing techniques in clinical supervision such as group supervision, and individual supervisory techniques including self-report, audio and video taping and live supervision.
  • Participants will be able to label and identify the component parts that comprise 5 models of clinical supervision, including the Integrated Developmental Model, Systems Model, Discrimination Model, the Blended Model of supervision, and Competency Based Model of Supervision.
  • Participants will understand different roles and issues involved in the supervisory relationship such as trust, recovery status of counselor and supervisor, the role of power, and the working alliance, supervisee burnout, professional development and evaluation.
  • Participants will have a basic understanding of online therapy and online supervision.

Table of Contents

  • Defining Supervision, ACA definition, NBCC definition – page 04
  • Developmental Model of Supervision – page 13
  • Blended Model of Supervision – page 19
  • Systems Approach Model of Supervision – page 23
  • Discrimination Model of Supervision and Models Conclusion – page 29
  • Group and Individual Supervision Techniques – page 35
  • Networking and Social Networking – page 38
  • Online Therapy and Online Supervision – page 42
  • Supervisee Evaluation, Professional Development and Burnout Prevention – page 45
  • Working Alliance and the Role of Power in Supervision – page 49
  • Transference and Countertransference in the Supervisory Relationship – page 52
  • Parallel Process and Recovery Status of Counselors and Supervisors – page 53
  • Problems in Supervision – page 55
  • Issues of the Supervisory Relationship Summary – page 56
  • References – page 59

How the Home Study Course Works

This home study course 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 1 week before the last on-site class attended as this will allow for the home study course to be graded and the certificate of completion issued at the last day of attendance at the conference). Since this home study course has been approved for 6 CE clock hours, it will be included as part of the 30 total CE clock hours given for attending this conference. However, not completing the home study course would not allow the participant to achieve the 30 CE clock hours needed. The purpose of moving the conference from 5 to 4 on-site training days (with the completion of the home study course) is to help participants to spend 1 day less away from job duties, while still completing all the educational requirements needed to obtain your ACS.

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:

  • From Differences to Similarities (competence skill building for supervisees) (30 Minutes)
  • Cultural Competency Issues in Supervision (60 Minutes)
  • Managing Differences in Supervisees (45 Minutes)
  • Ethical Decision Making (60 Minutes)
  • Managing Difficult Staff (60 Minutes)
  • The Impaired Clinician (60 Minutes)
  • 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 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:

  • Are You Qualified to Supervise in MI? (15 Minutes)
  • Malpractice (15 Minutes)
  • Duty to Warn (45 Minutes)
  • Direct and Vicarious Liability (30 Minutes)
  • Informed Consent & MI LPC Informed Consent Regulations (30 Minutes)
  • Confidentiality & MI LPC Confidentiality Regulations (45 Minutes)
  • Record Keeping & MI LPC Record Keeping Regulations (30 Minutes)
  • ADA and Discrimination Standards (30 Minutes)
  • Dual Relationships (30 Minutes)
  • Workplace Harassment MI LPC Regulations (45 Minutes)
  • NBCC and Michigan 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 03/31/19) for all 30 hours. ($119 per workshop/home study course)

$650 – Registration (from 04/01/19 – 04/13/19) 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 03/31/19)

$130 per workshop day (from 04/01/19 – 04/13/19).

 

Late registration begins 2 weeks before the date of the event.
If paid by credit card an additional fee (which is assessed by PayPal) will be assessed. The price of this fee varies depending on the cost of the conference.

Conference FAQ Section

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

I heard from somebody that the Michigan Supervision Training requirements are changing from 30 to 40 clock hours? Is this true?

NO! There is another supervision training program in Michigan stating on their website that in 2012 Michigan changed their requirements to 40 clock hours of training or 2 graduate-level credits in clinical supervision. However, R338.1757, Rule 7, which came out in 2012, clearly states the requirement is 30 clock hours of training or 2 graduate-level credits in clinical supervision. In addition, there is no informaiton from the Board of Counseling stating those requirements have changed, or will change. Should Michigan increase their training requirements from their current standard of 30 clock hours, we will be able to accomodate Michigan LPC’s at no additional cost, as we provide up to 45 clock hours of training in supervision for other states which have the additional clock hour requirement.

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.

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.

Is the Home Study Course part of the $595.00 cost of the workshop program or is it an additional $100.00?

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.

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

The July 2013 workshop program filled up with well over 30 participants and both 2014 conferences had over 40 participants! We will be holding this course once in 2015: July 14th – 17th, 2015. (2016 is yet to be determined).

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.

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.

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

The Michigan supervision regulations can be viewed here. You can also check out our links page which has other links you may be interested in including the LARA website for counseling licensure, The Michigan public health code for counseling, the Michigan administrative rules governing LPCs and LLPCs (R 338.1751 – R 338.1757), Michigan LPC and LLPC counselor license application, and Michigan Counseling Association website.

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), though it will be for all new supervisors after January 1, 2020. However, with this training you will have completed one component required for obtaining your ACS (should you desire to obtain 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 3 years post masters, having your supervision of others supervised for at least 100 hours, etc. Please see the full list at the link above. NOTE: The ACS requirement of 3 years post master’s is the requirement of the CCE (who is the credentialing arm of the NBCC). Michigan requires 3 years post LPC to be considered eligible to supervise an LLPC, which is much different than the ACS requirement. The ACS is a national certification (available to any eligible supervisor in any state), and the 3 years post master’s requirement is their standard, not Michigan’s standard for supervising an LLPC.

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.

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) 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 30 hours of clinical supervision training and apply for your ACS 4 years from now and you would be fine.

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.

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 18 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.