Strength-Based Clinical Supervision

The growth of positive psychology underscores the importance of focusing on an individual’s strengths. This program combines the principles of positive psychology with research about characteristics of effective clinical supervision. Topics include:

  • Perspectives on Supervision
  • Foundations of Positive Psychology
  • Uncovering Potential: Identifying and Developing Strengths
  • Evaluation and Feedback
  • Addressing Problems and Framing Solutions

The content of this continuing education program is adapted from Strength-Based Clinical Supervision: A Positive Psychology Approach to Clinical Training. Used by permission of Springer Publishing Company, LLC.

This CE course is designated as intermediate

Note: This course is presented in a PDF format only.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, case managers, nurses


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, you should be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles of positive psychology
  • Apply principles of positive psychology to clinical supervision across multiple disciplines
  • Use tools and questions to identify supervisee strengths
  • Employ strength-based techniques in giving feedback to supervisees
  • Address setbacks using a strength-based approach.
  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Strength-Based Clinical Supervision
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

John C. Wade, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology and the director of the clinical psychology program at Emporia State University. He earned his doctorate in counseling psychology at Pennsylvania State University and completed an internship and post-doc at the University of Missouri, specializing in supervision. He has published articles and book chapters on various topics, including positive psychology, supervision and training, career counseling, multiculturalism, and group therapy. He is currently also coediting the book, Positive Psychology on the College Campus.

Janice E. Jones, PhD, is an associate professor in the doctoral leadership studies department at Cardinal Stritch University and serves as chair of the department. She earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and completed pre-doc and an internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has published chapters and articles on various topics, including vocational psychology, working with people with disabilities, and diversity and multiculturalism.

APA approved, Yo! At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavior Sciences (PCE 3319). These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

At Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 15512.

California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, to fulfill their CE requirements.

NBCC approved, Yo! At Health, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6719. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  At Health, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Programs are available for continuing education credit for social workers through the co-sponsorship of At Health, Inc., and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. The following recognize the ASWB program: AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA (PA requires that courses be at least 2 credits), RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WY.  Participants must pass a posttest with a score of 80% or higher and complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance.

Athealth.com is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460 (Exp. August 1, 2017).

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

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