Course Agenda

    1. Instructions

    1. Pretest Instructions

    2. Pretest

    1. Course Overview

    1. Print Posttest Study Guide

    2. Vicarious and Direct Liability

    3. Dual Relationships and Boundary Issues

    4. The Inherent Power Differential in Supervision

    5. Dimensions of Boundary Setting

    6. Case Vignette 1—Monica

    7. Required Video: Avoiding Boundary Violations (5:03 minutes)

    1. Five Levels of Informed Consent

    2. Confidentiality, Privacy, and Privilege

    3. California Law Pertaining to Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege

    4. Confidentiality and Informed Consent

    1. Mandated Breaches of Confidentiality

    2. Tarasoff Duty

    3. Defining a Serious Danger of Violence to an Identifiable Victim

    4. Case Vignette 2—Shelly

About this course

  • $45.00
  • 47 lessons

Course Details

Course Description

This is the final module in the three-part series designed to meet the 15-hour training required to supervise prelicensure registered associate clinical social workers (ACSWs), associate marriage and family therapists (AMFTs), and associate professional clinical counselors (APCCs). Module 1 introduced the types and definitions of supervision, the developmental stages for both supervisors and supervisees, supervision styles and models, and California legal requirements. Module 2 explored specific strategies for assessing supervisees’ strengths and weaknesses, creating and implementing a supervisory contract or plan, developing a strong working alliance, setting professional boundaries, addressing challenges within the supervisory relationship, and evaluating supervisees’ performance. Module 3 explores critical legal, ethical, and cultural considerations in clinical supervision and includes issues related to liability, dual relationships and boundaries, informed consent, confidentiality, and ethical decision-making. Registrants must pass the online posttest for each of the three modules with a score of 80% or better.

Target Audience

The three modules are designed to meet the requirement of 15 hours of clinical supervision training for supervisors of California prelicensure registered associates.

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, readers will be able to do the following:

  • Identify critical legal and ethical issues related to clinical supervision in California.
  • Identify critical legal and ethical issues related to clinical supervision including, but not limited to, informed consent, confidentiality, and mandated and permitted breaches of confidentiality.
  • Identify critical legal and ethical issues related to clinical supervision, including the profession’s code of ethics and ethical decision-making models.
  • Identify critical legal and ethical issues related to the administration of clinical supervision, including but not limited to permissible work settings, considerations in supervising volunteers, and providing supervision off-site.
  • Identify the basic tenets of cultural competence and professional cultural competence standards for behavioral health professions.
  • Identify strategies for multicultural supervision with the use of multicultural “VISION” and case formulation models.
  • Identify a variety of related resources that can be accessed in the future.

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