What is Clinical Supervision?
Clinical supervision is a process of learning and coaching that is based in a professional relationship. As a formal process, it is regular, structured meetings between an experienced, competent and ethical clinician and a developing clinician for the purpose of reviewing clinical activity, giving instruction and feedback on clinical interventions, ensuring ethical clinical practice and alignment with professional standards, and processing issues that may arise in the everyday work of the mental health clinician. It provides a path to full licensure for new mental health professionals, with each professional group having its own supervision and licensing guidelines. It is also an ongoing learning process for experienced clinicians who benefit from ongoing clinical supervision with peer and consultation groups, on a regular or as needed basis.
Professional licensing boards: The place to go to find out about formal requirements for supervision
Trainings on clinical supervision outside of AHEC
NASW-NC Clinical Supervision Certificate Training: Held each June in a different region in the state
National Association of Social Workers Professional Education and Training Center (NASW). Offers online courses and webinars that are free to members and low cost for non-members.
Books and Journal Articles
The Clinical Supervisor-2 issues a year
Corey, G., Haynes, R. H., Moulton, P., & Muratori, M. (2014). Clinical supervision in the helping professions: A practical guide. John Wiley & Sons.Falender, C. A., & Shafranske, E. P. (2004). Clinical supervision: A competency-based approach.
Powell, D. J. (2004). Clinical supervision in alcohol and drug abuse counseling: Principles, models, methods. John Wiley & Sons.
van Dernoot Lipsky, L. (2010). Trauma stewardship: An everyday guide to caring for self while caring for others. ReadHowYouWant.com.
Wicks, R. J. (2007). The resilient clinician. Oxford University Press.
Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) and Technical Assistance Publications (TAP)