Call for Abstracts

University Center at Adelphi

International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision

The Executive Committee of the annual International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision is pleased to invite submissions for presentations which examine clinical supervision theory, research and practice within and across professional disciplines.

Submissions will be accepted from:
November 1, 2016 to March 2, 2017

The goals of the conference reflect the importance of facilitating interdisciplinary dialogue in the transmission of new knowledge, research, and best practices in the field of clinical supervision. Please submit abstracts with empirical, theoretical and applied significance for current issues in clinical supervision.  Presentation formats include: Papers, Workshops, Poster Presentation, or Round Table Discussions.

The interdisciplinary conference provides a collaborative opportunity for social workers, psychologists (school, counseling, clinical), nurses, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, counselor educators, speech therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, and other mental health professionals and educators to examine current issues and trends in clinical supervision, research, and practice.


  • Methods and modalities of clinical supervision across private/public and non-profit settings.
  • Transnational & perspectives with diverse national and international cultural/ethnic populations.
  • Student supervision: models of internships, mentoring, cultivating the development of the professional self, evaluation of competencies in agency settings.
  • Reflective supervision, boundaries, role conflict, parallel processes, obstacles in clinical supervision.
  • Ethical and legal issues in clinical supervision.
  • Evidence-based practice, assessment and evaluation tools, and clinical supervision research.

» See the 2016 Conference Program for reference

Selection Criteria

Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on current or emerging issues in clinical supervision research and practice. Abstracts will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Originality, relevance and interest to conference audience
  • Clarity of description, background and purposes
  • Methods and results (if research focused)
  • Conclusions and implications
  • Overall contribution to the clinical supervision field.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if my abstract does not fit into any of the listed abstract categories?
A: Select the category that best fits your abstract – do not leave this area blank. The primary purpose of the categories is to help us in assigning reviewers and to group posters at the meeting. It is not meant to be all inclusive of various research sub-categories.

Q: Should I submit my abstract in more than one format?
A: No, papers will be accepted only through the online submission system. 

Q: If I wish to withdraw my abstract, what is the deadline and how do I go about doing this?
A: Requests for withdrawal should be made no later than one month prior to the conference.

Q: Will continuing education credits/hours be available?
A: Yes, Continuing Education credits will be submitted for approval to OASAS, NASW, NBCC and APA.

Q: Can my abstract be longer than the space allotted (500 words)?
A: No, due to the abstracts being printed in the final conference brochure, all abstracts must remain at 500 words.  The bibliography of references used is limited to another 300 words.

Q: How long are presentations?
A: Workshop presentations are 45 minutes for each presentation.

Submit Your Abstract

The submission period has ended.

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For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
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