Friday Concurrent Session A: Clinical Supervision Conference

Friday, June 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m., Ruth S. Harley University Center

Using Metaphoric Stories In Counselor And Supervisor Training To Facilitate Development

Room 210

This presentation will consist of an interactive lecture as well as an individual and small-group activity demonstrating how the intentional use of metaphor, with a specific focus on metaphoric stories and creative writing can be used to facilitate supervisee development during transition-related experiences. Audience members will leave the presentation with activities they can adapt and use with their own supervisees.

Jason Duffy, Ph.D, M.S., M.A., Suny Oswego

Supervising Therapists Working With Families Experiencing High Conflict Divorce And Parenting: Key Issues

Room 211

This presentation will describe key issues for supervisors (supervisors’ own competence with these families, screening and case assignment, ethical and legal issues, knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of therapists working with these families, and person of the therapist issues.

Jeff Chang, Ph.D., Athabasca University

Descriptions Of Expert Site Supervisors

Room 212

This presentation will focus on an empirical study of expert site supervisors’ descriptions in order to improve our knowledge of the provision of clinical site supervision and to help inform supervisor training programs. The presenters will present descriptions of expert site supervisors, observed nuances of expertise in site supervision practices, and implications for site supervisor training programs.

Zahide Sunal, M.C., Old Dominion University
Chi Li, M.C., Old Dominion University
Melanie Burgess, M.S.Ed., Old Dominion University
Vanessa N. O’hare, M.A., Old Dominion University
Gulsah Kemer, Ph.D., Old Dominion University

The Clinical Supervision Relationship: Developing The Construct And Testing The Psychometric Properties Of The RICs

Room 213

In this presentation will provide an overview of our model of the supervisory relationship and present descriptive data about the supervisory relationship. The presentation is targeted to interdisciplinary and international supervisors and supervisees interested in scale construction and the clinical supervision relationship.

Michael V. Ellis, Ph.D., University At Albany

Agency Supervision and Administration: Dual Roles with Complexities and Opportunities

Room 214

Supervisors face unique and constantly changing challenges in agency settings. This workshop will provide an overview of a Relational-Cultural approach to agency supervision, and will include attention to the complexities present when the supervisor has significant administrative responsibilities. Issues of cultural competence will be addressed in the presentation. Strategies for coping and optimizing the opportunities present will be discussed.

Lisa Eible, D.S.W., M.S.W., LCSW, Trinity Health Pace

Understanding the Connection between the Supervisory Relationship in Social Work Field Education and Early Career Social Workers’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs in the Work Place: A Relational Study

Room 216

This presentation will focus on ways to assist clinicians in implementing a trauma-informed approach in their work while also addressing their own secondary trauma through experiential supervision activities.

Jean-Paul Des Pres, Ph.D., Smith College

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