This is the introduction to your home-study course entitled Clinical Supervision of Psychotherapy, 6 or 12 units of continuing education approved by the American Psychological Association. This coursework meets the criteria cited in Arizona Revised Statutes Title 32, Chapter 33, Articles 1-8 that became effective in July, 2004. This training entitles the supervisor to offer ‘licensure-quality’ clinical supervision hours to supervisees seeking State licensure as professional counselors, social workers, marriage and family counselors, and substance abuse counselors.
Please read this two-page document carefully in order to complete the coursework and pass the examination that will generate 6 or 12 units of continuing education.
This is the entire course created by Carlton F. “Perk” Clark, a licensed clinical social worker, presented in 1990, and modified annually.
Mr. Clark has been part of a clinical supervision group that meets bi-monthly since 1982. He has been a clinical supervisor in public behavioral health treatment programs, with private groups and individual psychotherapists, and has worked with clinical supervisors who have been mandated by the licensing Board to receive remedial supervision training and experience. He has received Approved Clinical Supervisor status thorough the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. His resume is available at http://www.psychod.com/resume.pdf.
Clinical supervision is, like psychotherapy, only effectively learned by being an active apprentice, by presenting ones current cases to a supervisor, and by supervising other clinicians. These trainings offer only the didactic material necessary to make such an apprentice process more productive and comprehensive. It is hoped the material will catalyze your efforts to actively learn and practice competent clinical supervision to better-assist your supervisees and their clients to accomplish the essence of their psychotherapy goals.
The coursework is organized in a series of modules (.pdf files), on the pertinent Arizona law and on the basics of clinical supervision, as drawn from the fields of social work, psychology, psychiatry, and counseling. Slideshows, handouts, and papers on clinical supervision outline in detail the information most critical for a supervisor to learn.
Obtaining the Course
Once you have finished this Read Me file, you will be directed to a Supervisory Course Agreement, which outlines the terms under which you are agreeing to purchase rights as a single-user to these materials. If you agree with all the Agreement stipulations, you will be directed to the Paypal website to enter your credit card information. This transaction sends an email to Psychotherapy & Organizational Development, LLC, which will then mail your Home Study CD to you.
The Time Limitations
We will offer you 90 (ninety) days from the date of your purchase to complete successfully and postmark in the mail the final examination. Any requests for time extension after that period will be denied, and you will receive no refund for your purchase, nor continuing education units. You must submit your examination within this time limit
If you discover within 10 (ten) days of your receipt of the materials that they do not meet your training needs, you may return your CD for a partial refund. There will be a 15% restocking fee subtracted from your purchase price, and a check for the remainder of your purchase will be mailed to your address within 30 days.
The Final Examination
The examination (multiple-choice) is also created in module-by-module form. The open-book test is to insure that you comprehend and retain enough of the important principles and legal criteria to pass, at the 75th percentile. If you fail a module, you will be instructed to return to that module and re-test on that portion of the test a second time. This is your final opportunity to pass the course examination. Mail the test to CLSV Test, 350 S Williams Blvd, Suite 140, Tucson AZ 85711.
Continuing Education Certificate
Your certificate will be emailed to you (a .pdf file) within two weeks of your successful score on your final examination. Your CE credits are issued by Psychotherapy & Organizational Development, LLC. Psychotherapy & Organizational Development, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychotherapy & Organizational Development, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This home-study course in no way replicates nor replaces actual practice as a supervisee and as a supervisor, by which one learns to be an efficient, compassionate, mindful clinical supervisor, whose efforts do result in more-skillful clinicians and better-served clients. It is YOUR responsibility to subsequently arrange, lobby-for, construct, and maintain actual supervisory settings, organizationally-sponsored or not, which will be the true training ground in which these materials can be tested, learned, and refined and made your own.