New Jersey Supervision Conference

Conference Overview

45 CE Clock Hour Clinical Supervision Workshop Series helping the NJ Licensed Professional Counselor obtain the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) certification. This training is also approved for the NJ LCADC to obtain their Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) certification.

Conference Dates:

October 7, 8, 10 and 11, 2019
Workshop hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.    

Conference Location:

DoubleTree Hilton, 700 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Conference Information:

NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6532)
This Conference is also approved by the Certification Board of NJ, Inc. (for the CCS)

Registration Information

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815 NJ Licensed Professionals with their ACS … and counting!

Need to obtain your ACS? You need to take all 45 hours of the Workshop series.
Need to obtain your CCS? You need to take all 4 live workshop days and 1 home study course (Models and Techniques in Clinical Supervision.
Need recertification for your ACS, CCS, LCADC, and/or LPC? Take any of our workshop offerings!

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

  1. 1. It satisfies the CCE’s ACS (Approved Clinical Supervisor) educational requirement.

  2. 2. It satisfies all of your CE Clock Hours credits (out of the 40 required every 2 years) for your LPC and/or your LCADC.

  3. 3. Six (6) of the 45 CE Clock Hours in this conference are in supervision ethics and legal aspects, satisfying the NJ LPC regulations requiring 5 hours of training in legal and ethical standards every licensure renewal cycle 13:34-15.2(b).

  4. 4. Three (3) of the 45 CE Clock Hours in this conference are in cultural humility and culturally responsive supervision, satisfying the NJ LPC/LCADC regulations requiring 3 hours of training in cultural issues every licensure renewal cycle 13:34-15.2(c).

  5. 5. This training satisfies the Certification Board of NJ, Inc. educational requirements for the Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) certificate.

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 series will increase participants’ performance in providing supervision to varying supervisee populations, within differing areas of service delivery.

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 series 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 the processing charges on credit cards. These fees could vary depending on the type of credit card used (e.g., American Express typically charges more per purchase than does Visa/Mastercard). Refund requests require 2-3 weeks processing time and will be issued as a check as is our policy. 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.

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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 Licensed Professional Counselor Committee at the Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6415, 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 you can 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’ licensure regulations from the Division of Consumer Affairs. 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 NJ? (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 & NJ LPC Informed Consent Regulations (30 Minutes)
  6. 6. Confidentiality & NJ LPC Confidentiality Regulations (45 Minutes)
  7. 7. Record Keeping & NJ LPC Record Keeping Regulations (30 Minutes)
  8. 8. ADA and Discrimination Standards (30 Minutes)
  9. 9. Dual Relationships (30 Minutes)
  10. 10. Workplace Harassment NJ LPC Regulations (45 Minutes)
  11. 11. NBCC and NJ LPC Licensure Clinical Supervision Legal/Ethical Standards (45 Minutes)


Conference Cost

45 Hour Clinical Supervision Workshop to help LPCs obtain their ACS initial certification (all 4 days of this conference and 4 home study courses required).

$595 – Early Registration (by 09/23/19) for all 45 hours. ($119 per workshop and for the home study course)

$650 – Late Registration (from 09/24/19 – 10/05/19) for all 45 hours. ($130 per workshop/home study course)

6 Hour Workshop Single Day Seminars for ACS/CCS recertification (this also qualifies for LPC, LCADC licensure recertification continuing education hours).

$119 Early Registration per workshop day (by 09/23/19)
$130 Late Registration per workshop day (from 09/24/19 – 10/05/19).

Conference FAQ Section

1) What if I am unable to complete some or all of the home study coursework before the date put on the marketing materials? Is there an extension available?

Yes there most definitely is an extension! If you haven’t completed some or all of your home study projects you can complete them at your leisure and your certificate of completion will be held until they are all completed. Once everything is completed, you will have your certificate of completion sent to you in PDF format. The only cautionary note is this: you are in a window where you are about to attend the conference, learn some stuff and overall hopefully have a great time! Once that window passes, and life goes on, with everyday family and job duties coming at you full force, then motivation to complete the home study projects drops off. The conference is now in your rear view mirror, instead of in front of you. We have had people hand in their remaining requirements significantly later, and once in a while, not at all. So that’s all the “DAD” lecture you’re going to get on this matter!

2) If I am unable to attend one day of the 45 hour workshop series, should I still sign up, and if so, how can I make-up what I missed?

No! You definitely can still sign up and attend this conference, but currently, you need to attend all 4 on-site days. We have are utilizing 3 distance learning (home study) courses as part of the 45-hour curriculum training. We currently do not have the capacity to accommodate those who cannot attend all 4 days live. We will continue to develop this curriculum to accommodate those who cannot attend an onsite workshop day, but due to the CCE increasing the contact hour requirement from 30 to 45 we do not have the capacity currently for an attendee to miss a live workshop day.

3) Will this conference be specific to the issues/regulations of the New Jersey LPC/LAC?

YES! This conference has been specifically tailored to cover New Jersey licensure regulations and New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 NJ Division of Consumer Affairs.

4) Is this coursework good for the required 5 hours of continuing education in ethics LPCs need each renewal period? Is this coursework good for the required 3 hours of continuing education in cultural issues LPCs need each renewal period? Does this workshop series count as CE Clock Hours required for licensure renewal every 2 years?

Yes, Yes and Yes! If you attend day 4 (Legal and Ethical Aspects of Clinical Supervision), you will satisfy your CE clock hours in ethics required for LPCs each renewal cycle. If you attend day 3 (Managing Differences and Difficult Populations in Clinical Supervision), you will satisfy your CE clock hours in cultural issues required for LPCs and LCADCs each renewal cycle. Also, by attending the full 45 hour workshop series you not only fulfill the educational requirements of your ACS, but you also fulfill ALL of the 40 continuing education CE clock hours required every two years for the LPC and LCADC.

5) Once I have this 45 hour workshop course completed, will I have my ACS?

No. You will have completed one component required for obtaining your ACS. 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.
6) If I don't have my ACS yet, but I am working towards the 100 hours of supervised supervision required to obtain my ACS, can I supervise an LAC?

NO. The DCA Committee will not accept your application to supervise an LAC if you do not already have your ACS (or 3 graduate credits in clinical supervision). If you have not already acquired 100 hours of supervising others, you have to gain your 100 hours with a supervisee other than an LAC (such as an unlicensed professional, a master’s level student intern, or another LPC).

7) 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., anytime between 1 - 20 years) after taking the education component?

The CCE (Center for Credentialing & Education) specifically states that your education hours DO NOT EXPIRE. Thus, no matter how long you take to obtain your ACS the education you receive will be honored by the CCE.

8) 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.

9) 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). The 4th link on our helpful links page is the packet for the ACS, and has all the necessary requirements for both initial and re-certification.

10) After obtaining the ACS, will I be considered a qualified supervisor for not only LACs but also LSWs and CADCs?

No and No. The NJ Social Worker Committee’s regulations strictly prohibit LPCs as being qualified supervisors for LSWs who are interested in becoming an LCSW. LSWs must be supervised by a qualified LCSW. LCSWs, which are qualified to supervise LSWs, are however considered as qualified supervisors under the LAC/LPC licensure to supervise an LAC. The CADC committee only considers an LPC with an LCADC to be considered a qualified supervisor for CADCs. Thus if you have your LPC and your ACS, but you are not an LCADC, you cannot supervise CADCs. The CADC committee also allows the LPC who has their CCS (Certified Clinical Superivsor) to be considered a qualified supervisor. The ACS is not recognized by the CADC committee, and is not the same credential as the CCS.

11) I have my LCADC and need 30 hours of training to obtain my CCS (Certified Clinical Supervisor), will this training count?

YES! This training has been approved by Certification Board, Inc. of New Jersey as it meets the ICRC’s educational requirments for the CCS. Glenn Duncan is 1 of 4 approved trainers in New Jersey to teach the 30 hour course needed to obtain the CCS. NOTE: For those individuals who only need the 30 hours to complete the training for their CCS, they will not have to complete all the requirements for the 45 hour training. They will only have to complete enough to earn the 30 clock hours.

12) This used to be a 30 hour conference and now it is a 45 hour conference, why?

On July 1, 2016 the Center for Credentialing and Education implemented a number of changes to the ACS application requirements:

  1. 1. The training course requirement increased from 30 to 45 clock hours.
  2. 2. The ACS now requires five years post master’s degree, and 4,000 hours of mental health practice experience.
  3. 3. For those who have their ACS, recertification now require 20 hours of continuing education clock hours, up from 18.
  4. 4. The alternative entry option is no longer be available (that was a way to obtain your ACS without having to obtain the required education).
13) Is this presentation specific to NJ licensure regulations and laws?

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

14) Who can fill out my mental health and/or supervision verification forms on the ACS packet?

This was taken from the ACS FAQ section:

“The person who verifies direct mental health experience does not have to be a licensed mental health provider or clinical supervisor. We accept verification from an administrator, agency director, human resources director, university department chair, hospital supervisor, etc.

“If you are in private practice, a partner, associate, human resources or corporate officer can complete your mental health experience forms on behalf of the agency. You can also have a previous employer/supervisor complete the form for post-master’s experienced. Please submit a copy of your recent business license, business card, and website or LinkedIn page.

“The endorser for clinical supervision must be an NCC, licensed mental health provider or licensed supervisor. In addition, the person must have completed clinical supervision training.”