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 behavioral health clinician. It provides a path to full licensure for new behavioral 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
North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors
North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board
North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board
North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board
North Carolina Psychology Board
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.
International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision: Adelphi University School of Social Work: June of each year.
UNC-Greensboro Department of Counseling Educational Development
Center for Credentialing and Education
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.
The effectiveness of clinical supervision in nursing: an evidence based literature review
Evidence-based Practices Addressed in Community-based Children’s Mental Health Clinical Supervision
Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) and Technical Assistance Publications (TAP)
Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor
Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors TAP 21-A
Clinical Supervision Self Assessment Tool
Children, Youth, and Families Mental Health EBP Project
Clinical Supervision Practical Issues in Providing Effective Clinical Supervision