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MaMHCA: Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association


MaMHCA Certified Clinical Supervisor Training Program

The Certified Clinical Supervision Training Program is a 30 CE program comprised of 3 Required Core Courses and 5 Elective Courses that participants can choose. To achieve the MaCCS Certification, the applicants must also complete a Supervision Case Study. 

3 Core Component Workshops

  • A Framework for Supervision 

Supervision is defined as the artful integration of clinical skills, education and experience to ensure the integrity of clinical services to the client and to develop competence in the supervisee. It provides the structure and framework for learning how to apply knowledge, theory, and clinical procedures to solve human problems. This workshop is intended for experienced clinicians who wish to become trained supervisors. It will include examples, role play, and templates for supervision assessment.

  • Ethical, Legal & Regulatory Issues in Supervision

Supervision & LMHC Licensure Requirements: Understanding and using the pesky, complicated, hard to read NEW 2017 CMR—262; focusing on Supervisees Educational & Training  Requirements; Supervision Requirements; and Documentation for License Applicants. Ethical and Legal issues in Supervision will cover AMHCA & ACA Ethical Standards, AMHCA Standards of Practice, Dual Relationships, Boundary Issues, Clinical Responsibility & Client Care, Duty to Warn, Client Confidentiality & Supervision, Supervisee Confidentiality.

  • Record Keeping in Supervision

Record Keeping  in Supervision: What  You and Your Supervisees Need to Know and Do:  Including The Complete Supervision File: Informed Consent for Supervision,  Supervision Contracts (with Sample Documents), Due Process Requirements, Documentation of Sessions and  Detailed Monitoring Logs, Documentation of Evaluations (with Sample Documents), Termination Summaries, Endorsement; Also  Risk Management & Record Keeping, Major Issues, Proactive Initiatives & the Role of Consultations, Special Situations and their Documentation Needs, and Records Longevity.

Elective Workshops

  • Crisis Intervention: What Supervisors Need to Know & Do 

What is a crisis? Using a developmental model of supervision, we will begin by defining “crisis” and will subsequently explore ways of managing the inevitable anxiety that arises when new and developing clinicians encounter crises in their work. We will also review fundamental crisis intervention and risk-assessment strategies to employ with supervisees using case vignettes, experiential exercises, and group activities.

  • Addictions: What Supervisors Need to Know & Do

This training is an overview of professional responsibilities required for clinical supervision in the addictions.  In addition, this program will discuss supervision as a three-fold process where the supervisor serves as teacher, consultant and counselor.  To that end, we will cover topics such as assessment tools, the stages of change paradigm, modalities of treatment, and special issues confronting the substance abuse supervisor and clinician.  The program will include lecture and case discussion. 

  • Supervision & Cultural Competency & Diversity

The cultural competency of clinicians is a fundamental in LMHC training, Ethical Standards and Standards of Practice. This training will address the many factors involved with issues of cultural competency, and the complexity that can arise among possible different cultural backgrounds of client, therapist (supervisee), and supervisor. 

  • Psychopharmacology Supervision for LMHCs: Practical Considerations

Topics will include: Major Classes of Psychiatric Medications; Common Approaches; Poly-psychopharmacology; Psychopharmacology and Primary Care; The Art of Psychopharmacology; and the Role of LMHC in Supervision with these issues; and Discussion of Case Examples

  • Supervision: Complicated Trauma & Dissociation

Topics will include: Identifying and diagnosing complicated trauma and dissociation; Stages of treatment; Trauma and development, Responses to trauma; Body/Mind & Mind/Body relationships; Considerations, Traps and Impasses, Countertransference issues for supervisors and supervisees; Case studies 

  • Supervision of Expressive Art Therapy

Expressive therapists may have special requirements, especially when it comes to the art of their client's, in whatever form it might be.  This course strives to cover the special considerations in supervising clinicians that are expressive therapists.

  • Shame in the Supervisee: Supporting Self-Reflection

This workshop will address some of the issues surrounding shame and self-scrutiny, which can hinder a trainee's learning. Our discussion will include working with our own blind spots as we attempt to create a safe space for compassionate and clear self-reflection on the part of our supervisees. 

  • Supervision of In-Home Treatment

In home services has become an integral part of behavioral health treatment under the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI), and is increasingly growing as a service modality under other programs as well. This workshop will provide a look at the "wraparound approach"  the skills needed to work within a care team system. Topics will include different levels of in home services, treatment types and requirements for treatment, what questions to ask your supervisees and very importantly, what will need to be in the treatment record. 

  • Supervision of Play Therapy

Supervision of play therapy uniquely integrates the components of play into the development of the supervisee. After attending this workshop, LMHC's will be able to develop strategies to expand supervision though the use of play and sand tray. A developmental model of play therapy supervision will be explored as attendees experience the ways in which the power of play can enhance the supervisory relationship. 3 CE’s

Workshops are open to all LMHCs
All workshops in this series qualify toward MaMHCA Supervisor certification

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