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Foundations of Supervisory Knowledge and Skill: Introduction and Review for Mental Health Supervisors (Includes 6 hours of supervisory ethics) April 6-7, 2018 Roswell, GA

$ 235.00

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  • 6-12 Contact Hours
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    Mountain Park Civic Center Roswell, GA
    Date: April 6-7, 2018

    Contact Hours:
    6-12 Contact Hours

    Early Registration Cost:
    April 6, 2018 / $125
    April 7, 2018 / $125
    Both days (April 6-7) / $235
    Walk-In Cost at Gate:
    April 6, 2018 / $140
    April 7, 2018 / $140
    Both days (April 6-7) / $250


    Foundations of Supervisory Knowledge and Skill: Introduction and Review for Mental Health Supervisors


    Presenting a two-day supervisory conference, comprised of up to 12 hours of learning in supervision, to provide the new mental health supervisor with a detailed overview of important supervisory concepts and tools, and the experienced supervisor with a comprehensive review of important supervisory concepts.  This conference will also include 6 hours of Supervisory Ethics. For Professional Counselors, these hours may be used towards securing or maintaining the CPCS certification that is required by September 30, 2018.

    Any 1 day:            $125.00 pre-registered    $140.00 at the door

    Both days:           $235.00 pre-registered    $250.00 at the door                                                                           


    Approval for Professional Counselors to be provided by LPCA. 

    Approval for social workers to be provided by NASW GA 

    This course is not NBCC approved.


    Conference Day One (9:15 AM to 5 PM with breaks, 6 Contact Hours)

    Objectives for Day One

    Understand the role of the supervisor and the nature of the supervisory relationship, including the three major components of supervision and the key objectives of supervision.

    Comprehend the basic differences between and among supervision, mentoring, consultation and therapy relationships.

    Learn and apply the key models and approaches to supervision, and the major components of supervision and the supervisory process and how they are structured within the supervisory relationship.

    Learn and apply the key factors associated with successful supervision and how to apply the 10 key supervisory techniques.

    Generate professional authority within the supervisory relationship, build trust, manage one’s self and exercise influence within the supervisory relationship

    Prepare the long-view and day to day structure of supervision, including organizing and structuring the larger structure of the supervision and individual supervisory sessions, from the point of first contact, through the establishment and meeting of supervisory goals, through the completion of the supervisory relationship

    Recognize the supervisory style needed by the supervisee and how to modify supervisory style based upon these recognized needs

    Learn and apply best practices in supervisory record keeping, with templates of all key forms available for all attendees

    Grasp key competencies of effective supervision: how to build them and how to use them in supervisory relationships, with deep exploration of competencies through experiential and interactive exercises

    Day 1 of the conference will include interactive scenario analysis, interactive role playing, and the practice of supervisory techniques incorporating knowledge from the presentation of material


    Conference Day Two (9:15 AM to 5 PM with breaks, 6 Contact Hours) Introduction to Supervisory Ethics

    Objectives for Day Two

    Prepare to teach the key legal, ethical and clinical knowledge base that must be part of the active vocabulary of any clinician who wishes to assume the role of supervisor, including state and federal laws concerning privacy, harm prevention, rights of minors, and best practices models of ethical decision making

    Teach and motivate supervisees to assume ethically compliant positions in their clinical work

    Address cultural diversity, cognitive bias and distortions, and managing transference, counter-transference and resistance within the supervisory relationship

    Day 2 of the conference will include detailed scenario analysis, interactive role playing, and the practice of supervisory techniques incorporating knowledge from the presentation of material in day 1 and day 2


    About your trainer:

    Charlie Safford, LCSW is the founder and President of, Inc., a knowledge company that works with professional organizations such as LPCA and NASW GA to provide continuing education curriculum to social workers, professional counselors and other mental health clinicians nationwide. He has over 30 years of experience as a clinician, consultant, and coach, with over 20 years of experience developing and delivering best practices training programs for business and mental health audiences. 


    DIRECTIONS TO Mountain Park Civic Center

    112 Lakeshore Drive  Roswell, GA 30075

    From 285 North Loop: Take GA 400 North to exit 7B, Holcomb Bridge Road (Highway 92) going west. Remain on this road for 5.5 miles. This road will change names several times (W. Norcross, Woodstock, Alabama), but will continue straight. At the 5.5 mile mark, after the Super Target strip mall, you will go right on Mountain Park Road and remain on this road for 1.3 miles through three stop signs. On the first two stop signs, you will go straight, not bearing either left or right. At the third stop sign, Mountain Park Road will bear to the right. At the next stop sign, you will go right on Lakeshore Drive. The Civic Center will be the building closest to you on your left, at the near edge of the village green. You will enter to park at the first driveway on your left, with overflow parking available in two other parking areas.    

    From the South: Take I-85 North to 400 north, follow directions above to arrive at the Civic Center.

    From the West: Take 285 North loop East towards GA 400 and follow directions above.

    From the East: Take 285 North loop West towards GA 400 and follow directions above.

    From 575 North of Woodstock: Take I-75 South to exit 7, Alabama Road (Highway 92). Follow Highway 92 7.1 miles to Old Mountain Park Road and go left. Follow this road 1.1 miles until it dead ends at Mountain Park Road, go left, then follow directions above.


    Refund Policy: 

    Full refunds will be issued up to 14 days prior to the conference. Cancellations received less than two weeks from the start of the conference will be refunded at 80% of the conference costs up until the day before the conference. Cancellations received after the last day before the start of the conference will not be refunded, but 50% of the paid amount may be applied towards other live or online courses from