Supervision: Issues in Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision, while appearing on the surface to be similar to psychotherapy, is a different relationship, a different set of skills, with unique qualities and characteristics that set it apart. In this program, four experts discuss various aspects of supervision, including dimensions of supervision from a systemic point of view, relational models of supervision, focal process analysis, and supervisory ethics.

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

This CE program is designated as intermediate.

You can access the audio to these interviews via your computer's MP3 player and/or read the text of the interviews.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Identify and explain different models of supervision.
  • Distinguish between psychotherapy and supervision.
  • Discuss important elements of supervisory ethics.
  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Part 1: Dimensions of Supervision
  • Part 2: Deepening the Supervisory Relationship
  • Part 3: Focal Conflict Analysis in Supervision
  • Part 4: Supervisory Ethics
  • Part 5: Audio Versions of Interviews
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Subject Matter Experts:

Russell Haber, PhD, is the author of Dimensions of Psychotherapy Supervision: Maps and Means. Dr. Haber is the director of the Counseling in Human Development Center of the University of South Carolina, and he is the director of the South Carolina Institute for Systemic Experiential Therapy. He has studied extensively with Carl Whitaker and Virginia Satir. He specializes in family and couples counseling, trans-generational/experiential therapy, and social networks interventions.

Wendy Haskell, PhD, is a clinician in private practice and supervision in Newton, MA. In addition to her practice, she is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Smith College School for Social Work, Adjunct Lecturer at Boston College School of Social Work, Adjunct Faculty at the Salem State College School of Social Work, and lecturer in psychiatry, a Harvard appointment at Cambridge Hospital’s program for psychotherapy.

Jerrold Brandell, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Graduate Concentration in Mental Health at the Wayne State University School of Social Work. Dr. Brandell has used focal conflict analysis in his teaching and research for several years. He previously taught at Michigan State University and at Boston University, where he directed the Boston University Post Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. An advanced candidate in psychoanalysis, he is founding editor of the clinical quarterly, Psychoanalytic Social Work, and is a member of the Committee on Graduate Education of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is the author or editor of five books and over twenty-five articles and book chapters. Active as a clinician and consultant, Dr. Brandell was recently elected to membership in the National Academies of Practice.

Carlton Munson, PhD, author of Clinical Social Work Supervision is professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is director of the Washington Area Supervision Institute at Woodstock Forest and has published seven books and seventy-five journal articles and book chapters. He is founding editor of The Clinical Supervision, an inter-disciplinary journal devoted to supervision research. He is a clinician/scientist whose practice and research activities focus as well on trauma and loss in children. Based on his research and scholarship related to clinical practice, he was inducted into the National Academy of Practice in 1996.


Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, is a graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work and the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. After working for 13 years in child psychiatric settings and 30 years in private practice, she is now founder and president of On Good Authority, and an expert interviewer.

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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.

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

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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