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MaMHCA Certified Supervisor Training Program

Year One: 3 Core Component Workshops

A Framework for Supervision 
6 CEs 

Supervision is not counseling nor is it lecture.  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 training presents an overview and conceptual framework for the 15-hour Core course component  of MaMHCA’s  Supervision Training Program.   It is intended for experienced  clinicians who wish to become trained supervisors. It will include examples, role play, and templates for supervision assessment. Topics include: Defining Psychotherapy Supervision, Professional, Ethical, Legal, and Risk Management Issues, What Makes for a Good Supervisor, Alliance in Therapeutic and Supervisory Relationships, Building Technical Competence, Building Diversity Competence in Supervision, Understanding Supervisor Functioning,  Methodology, Design and Evaluation in Psychotherapy Supervision, Major Approaches in Psychotherapy Supervision Training Models, and Research in Psychotherapy Supervision.

Ethical, Legal & Regulatory Issues in Supervision
6 CEs                                                           

Supervision & LMHC Licensure Requirements: Understanding and using  the pesky, complicated, hard to read 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
3 CEs 

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.

Presenters

Michaela Kirby received a Masters in Expressive Therapy from Lesley in 1986 and completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in 1998.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist, a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), as well as a registered/board certified art therapist.  For the past six years she has coordinated the undergraduate art therapy program at Lesley College where art therapy has become the fastest growing undergraduate major.

Prior to her faculty position in Lesley College, she worked as the Assistant Director of Field Training for the Expressive Therapies Division.  She maintains a private practice at Art-For-All Studio which she co-founded with Denise Malis, ATR, in Somerville.  Michaela has been active in the American Art Therapy Association and is currently serving on the education committee.  She has over 20 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including residential schools for adolescents, public schools, a college counseling center, day treatment, in-patient, and out-patient settings.  Areas of specialization include sandplay, autism and developmental delays, adolescence, women's sexuality, and women with ADHD.  

David McAllister, LMHC, is the Associate Executive director of MaMHCA with the primary responsibility for Public Policy and Advocacy. As part of this role he serves on the state’s Behavioral Health Integration Task Force, the Massachusetts Mental Health Coalition, Blue Cross Blue Shield Behavioral Health Provider Advisory Committee, Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative Advisory Committee, and the MBHP Advisory Committee among others.  David also has served as a MaMHCA licensing consultant assisting potential LMHCs navigate the licensing process. He is a Past President and Secretary of MaMHCA. His counseling experience includes emergency psychiatric services, outpatient therapy and employee assistance programs. Since 2007, David has been an adjunct faculty member at Salem State University teaching in the undergraduate Psychology department and in the graduate counseling program.

Midge Williams, LMHC, has been Executive Director of MaMHCA since 1995.  She served on the board of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) for 8 years and was President of AMHCA 2001-2002. She has also been the AMHCA representative to the American Association of Counseling Boards (AASCB) and is familiar with regulatory issues nation-wide. She served on the AASCB committee that reviewed national best practices in supervision. From 1995-2000 she was adjunct faculty at Fitchburg State College, Graduate Counseling Program where she taught and Supervised the Practicum and Intern seminars.

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

 

General Information

Fees:                                   Full-day       Half-day

MaMHCA Members             $135.00        $70.00

Non-members                     $180.00       $95.00
•Registration Deadlines:  1 week prior to workshop date

CEs:    

•Full-day workshops — 6 Approved Category I CEs   

•Half-day workshops — 3 Approved Category I CEs

Cancellations & Refunds:  MaMHCA will notify you if the program will be  cancelled for insufficient enrollment. For all  other cancellations, refunds will be made in full, minus a $25.00 service charge, up to two  weeks prior to the program date.  After that date, no refunds will be made.

New Location:

Newton Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466                         
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