2021 Clinical Supervision Series

2022 Clinical Supervision Series Now Open!

Offering Virtual and Hybrid Session

The increasing complexities of treating substance use disorders generate a high demand for qualified clinicians and clinical supervisors. Join us for a ten-part series of clinical supervision as we explore a wide variety of topics central to successful supervision. Expect an informative, useful, and unusually fresh experience while you gain the knowledge, skills, and continuing education hours necessary to propel your career forward.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • All levels of supervisors within the field of mental health and substance use treatment wishing to improve their skills, knowledge, and abilities while also contributing to the professional growth of their colleagues.
  • Practitioners wishing to fulfill the NCASPPB educational requirements in becoming a Certified Clinical Supervisor.
  • Current Certified Clinical Supervisors wishing to fulfill NCASPPB renewal requirements.

REGISTRATION: $30 registration fee for each session within the series. Pre-registration is required and registration fees are due before the training date. Participants registering to attend all training sessions will receive a bundle discount for the series, $240.

MODALITY: Each session in this series consists of three hours of instruction. Two sessions are offered each day. January and February sessions will be ONLINE ONLY. March through May sessions will be HYBRID with seats being offered online and live and in person at UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, Room 101, 325 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27599 for March through May

TIMES 

Virtual Morning Sessions waiting room will open at 8:50 am
Hybrid Morning In-person registration 8:30 am - 9 am 
Morning Training Session: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Virtual Afternoon Sessions waiting room will open at 12:50 am
Hybrid Afternoon In-person registration 12:30 pm - 1 pm
Afternoon Training Session: 1 pm – 4:30 pm

CONTINUING EDUCATION 
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6642.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 3 contact hours.

Each session fulfills 3 hours of required training toward the Certified Clinical Supervisor credential with the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board. Each session has been submitted for 3 hours of Clinical Supervision Specific credit from the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board. Attendance of the full series fulfills the NCASPPB 30-hour Clinical Supervision training requirement and attendance of five of the courses fulfills the 15-hour recertification requirement.

  • What Works in Therapy - Michael McGuire, LCSW, LCAS, LMFT, CCS, MINT
  • Evidence-Based Models & Practice - Michael McGuire, LCSW, LCAS, LMFT, CCS, MINT
  • Leadership in the Field of Behavioral Health in North Carolina - Joy Brunson-Nsubuga, MA, LMFT, LCAS, CCS, AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Dual Licensure Supervision:  The Impact on the Supervisor, Supervisee, and the Client - Joy Brunson-Nsubuga, MA, LMFT, LCAS, CCS, AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • The Dynamics of Self-Care for Clinical Supervisors - Michael Daniels, MSW, LCAS, CCS, LCSW-A  
  • Trauma-Informed Clinical Supervision - Robert m Cox, EdD, LPC, LCAS, CCS, CCMHC, NCC, ACS
  • Models of Supervision- Finding the Right Fit - Kenneth Smith, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
  • Risk Management as a Clinical Supervisor (Ethics) - Gwendolyn Gilbert, LPC-A, LCAS, CCS-I, NCC
  • Technology-Based Clinical Supervision - Theresa Palmer, LCSW, LMFT, AS-AAMFT
  • Cultivating the Supervisory Alliance: Strengths, Stressors, and Solutions - Theresa Palmer, LCSW, LMFT, AS-AAMFT

Confirmation Notices and Certificates of Completion:  We will confirm your registration by email. Successful completion includes full attendance for the entire day. Within 7 days of the conclusion of the event, you will receive an email notifying you that the evaluations and certificates are ready. The email will include a link to https://bhs.unc.edu where you can login using the username and password you chose at registration. Once you have logged in, you will see the training titles listed under "My Courses" on the left side. After clicking on the link, you will be taken to another page where you can click the link to the event evaluation. Once you have completed and submitted your evaluation, you can click on the link to access the Certificate of Completion. Your Certificate will be available to you as a PDF document for you to save or print.

POLICIES & ADA STATEMENT

Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued up to two weeks prior to the training date.

Inclement Weather Policy: Any announcements regarding changes to the schedule due to inclement weather will be posted on http://bhs.unc.edu.  Registered participants will also be notified by email.

ADA statement: If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in this program, please call us at (919) 843-6083 no later than ten business days before the program.

TESTIMONIALS
"As a result of the clinical supervision training series offered through UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work and Behavioral Health Springboard I feel that I have grown as a clinician as well as a clinical supervisor.  The information presented was relevant to my current position as a clinical supervisor and I believe it has already been helpful to my supervisees.  I would recommend this training series to both new and season clinical supervisors as well as those that are considering providing clinical supervision in the future."

"[The training] was very thorough, full of information, Mike was energetic, compassionate and a true motivator."

"Instructor presented in dynamic fashion this relevant material."

"The training was informative and applicable to my practice. It will help to enhance my practice."   

"Mike is a wonderful instructor; very engaging, well spoken, and knowledgeable!" 

"The information was very relevant and applied to my daily work."

"I definitely will be using some of the information learned to enhance the supervision I provide."

"Many issues clarified and discussed that will be helpful in future supervision settings."

"Very helpful training and the trainer [Theresa Palmer] was knowledgeable about the content."


The Clinical Supervision Training Series is supported in part through funding from the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substances Abuse Services via the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

For additional questions about the series contact: bhrp-support@listserv.unc.edu

ATTENTION: For specific requirements to become a Certified Clinical Supervisor contact the NC Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board at 919-832-0975 or www.NCASPPB.org (link is external).

 

DATES, TOPICS, & LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

01/22/2022 - What Works in Therapy  - Michael McGuire, LCSW, LCAS, LMFT, CCS, MINT 
We explore the latest research on the key ingredients for successful treatment outcomes and then consider the implications of this research on our role as clinical supervisor.    

Learning Objectives:  
Upon completion participants will be able to:    

  1. Articulate current shortcomings in the field of treatment, including the domains of outcomes, dropouts, deterioration, and therapeutic alliances.    
  2. Describe how routine outcome monitoring may mitigate some of these shortcomings.    
  3. Create a plan to incorporate outcome monitoring into supervision practices.    

Agenda
9 am – 10 am Objective 1  
10 am – 10:15 am Break  
10:15 am – 10:45 am Objective 1 continued 
10:45 am – 11:15 am pm Objective 2 
11:15 am – 11:30 am Break 
11:30 am – 12:20 Objective 3  
12:20 pm – 12:30 pm Discussion question and closing remarks


1/22/2022 - Evidence-Based Models and Practice - Michael McGuire, LCSW, LCAS, LMFT, CCS, MINT 
Lays the foundation for discussion about evidence-based treatment models and practices and then explores several prevalent models for the treatment of problematic substance use and addiction.  

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion participants will be able to:   

  1. Identify two key constructs of evidence-based models and practices.   
  2. Identify two examples of prevalent evidence-based treatment models for problematic substance use and addiction.   
  3. Apply key concepts of implementation science to the adoption of clinical models.   

Agenda
1 pm – 2 pm Objective 1  
2 pm – 2:15 pm Break 
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Objective 1 continued and Objective 2 
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break 
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm Objective 3 
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm Discussion question and closing remarks 


2/19/2022 - Leadership in the Field of Behavioral Health in NC - Joy Brunson-Nsubuga, MA, LMFT, LCAS, CCS, AAMFT Approved Supervisor 
We will explore the four specifics related to leadership in the field of behavioral health including business mindedness, community engagement, thought leadership, and diversity. We will explore the current business trends in leadership and the importance of taking part in advocacy to address the next steps in our field. Finally, this presentation will discuss data and trends of diversity in leadership.   

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of participants will be able to:    

  1. Describe how business mindedness is connected to advocacy and leadership.   
  2. Discuss relevant trends on thought leadership, how this works, and the importance to the field.   
  3. Identify data trends in diversity within behavioral health leadership.  

Agenda
9 am – 10 am Objective 1  
10 am – 10:15 am Break  
10:15 am – 10:45 am Objective 1 continued 
10:45 am – 11:15 am pm Objective 2 
11:15 am – 11:30 am Break 
11:30 am – 12:20 Objective 3  
12:20 pm – 12:30 pm Discussion question and closing remarks 


2/19/2022 - Dual Licensure Supervision - Joy Brunson-Nsubuga, MA, LMFT, LCAS, CCS, AAMFT Approved Supervisor 
We will discuss the history and evolution of the licensure process in North Carolina including cost, efficiency, differing paradigms, challenges, barriers, and opportunities. This presentation will explore the effects on the supervisees, supervisor, and client when working towards dual licensure as well as the process of supervision.  

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion participants will be able to:   

  1. Describe the history and evolution of acquiring licensure in NC.  
  2. Discuss the effects on the supervisee, the supervisor, and the client when it comes to dual licensure and dual licensure supervision.  
  3. Apply new interventions and tools to assist supervisees in utilizing multiple licensures effectively with clients.  

1 pm – 2 pm Objective 1  
2 pm – 2:15 pm Break 
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Objective 1 continued and Objective 2 
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break 
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm Objective 3 
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm Discussion question and closing remarks 


3/19/2022 - They Dynamics of Self-Care for Clinical Supervisors - Michael Daniels, MSW, LCAS, CCS, LCSW-A   
Supervision is perhaps the most important component in the development of competent practitioners. However, despite the growing data and guidelines in the code of ethics on wellness and self-care, there is limited integration of these critical components within models of clinical supervision. In Session One, participants will discuss the importance of supervisor’s wellness and self-care while providing supervision, identify the different levels of stress related to supervision verses counseling, and review ethical guidelines related to self-care. Participants will leave with renewed commitment and passion for developing highly competent practitioners.     

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion participants will be able to:   

  1. Discuss methods for increasing passion in developing practitioners.   
  2. Identify components of wellness and self-care related to clinical supervision.   
  3. Discuss techniques for improving supervisor’s wellness and self-care.   
  4. Identify strategies for implementing wellness and self-care into a clinical supervision model.   
  5. Review ethical guidelines related to supervisor wellbeing.   

Agenda
9 am – 10 am Objective 1
10 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 11 am Objective 2 and 3
11 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Objective 4 and 5
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Discussion question and closing remarks


3/19/2022 - Trauma-Informed Clinical Supervision - Dr. Robert m Cox, EdD, LPC, LCAS, CCS, CCMHC, NCC, ACS  
We will provide clinical supervisors with the knowledge and context to adopt a trauma-informed approach in supervision.  A trauma-informed approach recognizes the context and symptoms of psychological trauma to incorporate knowledge about trauma into supervision policies, procedures, and interventions to resist re-traumatization of supervisees and service consumers.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of Session Two, participants will be able to:   

  1. Identify trauma sequelae in clients and supervisees.   
  2. Identify trauma-informed principles in organizational policies and procedures, including supervision.   
  3. Apply trauma-informed clinical supervision tools for counselor development and clinical quality.  

Agenda
1 pm – 2 pm Objective 1  
2 pm – 2:15 pm Break 
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Objective 1 continued and Objective 2 
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break 
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm Objective 3 
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm Discussion question and closing remarks 


4/23/2022 - Models of Supervision – Finding the Right Fit - Kenneth Smith, LCSW, LCAS, CCS 
We will provide an overview of the most prominent models of clinical supervision, with emphasis on Powell’s Blended Model and supervisee and supervisor developmental levels. The strengths and challenges of each model will be discussed with the purpose of assisting the supervisor in discovering the “right fit” for them.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion participants will be able to:  

  1. Describe psychodynamic, developmental, and integrated models of supervision.  
  2. Describe Powell’s Blended model.  
  3. Describe and implement strategies for discovering their preferred and most effective model for delivering clinical supervision. 

Agenda
9 am – 10 am Objective 1
10 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am Objective 2
11:15 am – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 12:20 Objective 3
12:20 pm – 12:30 pm Discussion question and closing remarks


4/23/2022 - Risk Management as a Clinical Supervisor - Gwendolyn Gilbert, LPC-A, LCAS, CCS-I, NCC 
Ethics and risk management go hand in hand. Well beyond clinical outcomes and staff development, today’s clinical supervisors are expected to limit liability exposure for supervisees, agency, and self. The demanding pace and volume of work facing clinical supervisors make risk management all the more difficult. Session Two will cover key risk management aspects of clinical supervision, suggest methods for mitigating risk, and offer case scenarios for discussion. Topics include: Confidentiality, Informed consent, 42 CFR, Duty to Warn, Subpoenas, Direct and Vicarious Liability, Agency Records (sharing/transferring, storing, writing progress notes, disposal), and Critical Incidents. 

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion participants will be able to:  

  1. Articulate potential risk management issues.  
  2. Describe vicarious and direct liability.  
  3. Define the limits of confidentiality.  
  4. Explain the connection between risk management and professional ethics. 

Agenda
1 pm – 2 pm Objective 1 
2pm – 2:15 pm Break 
2:15 pm – 3 pm Objective 2  
3pm – 3:15 pm Break  
3:15 pm – 4:20 pm Objective 3 and 4  
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Discussion question and closing remarks 


5/14/2022 - Technology-Based Clinical Supervision - Theresa Palmer, LCSW, LMFT, AS-AAMFT 
We will familiarize clinical supervisors with technology-based clinical supervision research, demonstrate its utility, and provide opportunities to gain greater familiarity with delivery of clinical supervision using different types of technology. This workshop is for clinicians already familiar with foundational skills related to clinical supervision:

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion participants will be able to:  

  1. Identify barriers to accessing quality clinical supervision.  
  2. Articulate benefits of using technology to extend the reach of clinical supervision.  
  3. Identify key ingredients needed to do effective technology-based supervision.  
  4. Develop strategies to overcome barriers to technology-based supervision.  

Agenda
9 am – 10 am Objective 1 and 2
10 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am Objective 2 continued and Objective 3
11:15 am – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 12:20 Objective 3 continued and Objective 4
12:20 pm – 12:30 pm Discussion question and closing remarks


5/14/2022 - Cultivating the Supervisory Alliance: Strengths, Stressors, & Solutions - Theresa Palmer, LCSW, LMFT, AS-AAMFT 
The quality and effectiveness of the supervision experience largely depends on the supervisory alliance. The working relationship between the supervisor and supervisee plays a critical role in the growth and development of the clinician receiving supervision. This workshop will explore various factors that enhance as well as impede the cultivation of a supervisory alliance that effectively promotes supervisee growth. Supervisory solutions for addressing counterproductive situations as well capitalizing on existing strengths will be explored, including the role of personal development in the context of supervision

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion participants will be able to:   

  1. Identify key components of the supervisory alliance. 
  2. Articulate stressors impacting the supervisor-supervisee working relationship. 
  3. Develop strategies to overcome dynamics that are counterproductive to supervisee growth. 
  4. Explore aspects of the supervisory alliance that appropriately promote personal development in the context of clinical supervision. 

Agenda
1 pm – 2 pm Objective 1 
2pm – 2:15 pm Break 
2:15 pm – 3 pm Objective 2  
3pm – 3:15 pm Break  
3:15 pm – 4:20 pm Objective 3 and 4  
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Discussion question and closing remarks 


TIMES & LOCATIONS

Virtual Morning Sessions waiting room will open at 8:50 am
Hybrid Morning In-person registration 8:30 am - 9 am 
Morning Training Session: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Virtual Afternoon Sessions waiting room will open at 12:50 am
Hybrid Afternoon In-person registration 12:30 pm - 1 pm
Afternoon Training Session: 1 pm – 4:30 pm

Location:
Completely virtually via Zoom for January and February sessions
Hybrid via Zoom and UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, Room 101, 325 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27599 for March through May

Each session in this series consists of three hours of instruction. There are two fifteen-minute breaks built into each session.  Lunch is provided 12:30 pm – 1 pm (only for participants attending all day in-person)

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Michael McGuire

Michael McGuire, LCSW, LCAS, LMFT, CCS, MINT

Michael McGuire is employed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work as a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of the Substance Use and Addiction Specialty program.  He is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), and is a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS). His areas of expertise include: adolescent and family development, childhood trauma, substance use treatment, experiential learning, Service Members–Veteran–Families (SMVF), Motivational Interviewing, Feedback Informed Treatment, clinical supervision, clinical model implementation science, ethics, and workforce development.  Michael worked as a clinical director of a comprehensive treatment agency and recently returned from Germany following a three-year excursion working with American military families stationed abroad.
 

Joy Brunson-NsubugaJoy Brunson-Nsubuga, MA, LMFT, LCAS, CCS, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Joy Brunson-Nsubuga is a native of South Carolina. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Francis Marion University in 2006 and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a certificate in addictions counseling from Appalachian State University in 2009. She currently holds full licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor as well as the AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation. She has worked in outpatient, inpatient, substance abuse, and mental health settings, and is currently the site director for two sites of a recovery response agency in the Triangle. She also owns a private practice and offers family and couples therapy, supervision for marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, and substance use professionals seeking full licensure, consultation for agencies, and offers presentations on couples therapy, family therapy, crisis interventions, and addictions treatment. Joy is also the Professional Practice Board Chair for NCAMFT.  Joy resides in Apex with her husband and two boys ages 7 and 3 years.

Michael Daniels, MSW, LCAS, CSS, LCSW-A Michael Daniels, MSW, LCAS, CCS, LCSW-A  

Michael serves as coordinator of the Addiction Certificate Program in the School of Social Work at East Carolina University preparing students to become Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists. He serves as clinical supervisor for the ECU clinical supervision program supervising clinicians seeking professional license and graduate student interns. He earned his BS degree in Education from North Carolina State University and his MSW degree from East Carolina University. He has over 20 years clinical experience working inside prisons providing addiction and behavioral health services for offenders. He also worked as a clinical consultant in coordinating community reentry transitional services for a 300 bed inpatient treatment facility for offenders.

Robert Cox, EdD,LPC, LCAS, CCS, CCMHC, NCC, ACSRobert m Cox, EdD, LPC, LCAS, CCS, CCMHC, NCC, ACS

Dr. Cox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy at Pfeiffer University-Charlotte where he directs the university counseling and wellness center and coordinates substance use disorder training.  Dr Cox is a Licensed Professional Counselor and qualified supervisor in North Carolina and Tennessee, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Clinical Supervisor Intern in North Carolina.  His professional interests include crisis intervention, integrated care, substance use disorders, substance-affected families, corrections, group counseling, and applications of mindfulness in counseling.  He is an NBCC Minority Scholars Fellow (2013) with a Doctorate in Counseling from the University of Memphis (2016) and a Masters in Community Counseling from Appalachian State University (1998).

Kenneth SmithKenneth Smith, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Kenneth Smith is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor with more than 35 years' experience.  He currently serves as Clinical Director for a community mental health and substance use treatment provider in Fayetteville, NC and is also an Adjunct Instructor at the School of Social Work at Fayetteville State University.  Kenneth has held a variety of clinical and supervisory positions in hospital, non-for-profit agency, mental health clinic, and private practice settings. He is also a published author. He enjoys providing supervision and mentoring to new clinicians and graduate students. Kenneth earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.

Gwendolyn GilbertGwendolyn Gilbert, LPC-A, LCAS, CCS-I, NCC

Gwendolyn Gilbert is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Clinical Supervisor Intern and National Certified Counselor with over 15 years of experience in behavioral health and substance use. She is the Behavioral Health Director for a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in eastern NC that provides integrated behavioral health care and medication assisted treatment/recovery (MAT/MAR) within a primary care facility.

Theresa Palmer, LCSW, LMFT, AS-AAMFT

Theresa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and an Approved Supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Her current work involves teaching and field coordinating for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in the Winston-Salem Program. She also provides clinical supervision to associate-licensed clinicians, consultation to fully licensed therapists, and supervision-of-supervision to individuals seeking to become AAMFT-Approved Supervisors. In teaching as well as providing therapy and supervision, Theresa uses a systems-oriented, strengths-based perspective.

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