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Building Effective Mental Health Supervision: Developing a Comprehensive Curriculum for Supervisors' Training Objectives

Rolling with the Punches: Equipping Your Supervisees to Navigate Setbacks

Join us for a this Live Webinar in our Clinical Supervision Forum Series
March 22, 2024 from 1-2:30pm EDT
1.5 CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians

In the dynamic field of mental health, clinicians and supervisors frequently encounter setbacks and challenges that can impede progress and affect the quality of care. These setbacks range from personal challenges faced by supervisees, such as burnout and compassion fatigue, to broader systemic issues like resource limitations and evolving client needs. This course addresses the critical need for mental health professionals to adeptly navigate these setbacks, ensuring they maintain resilience and effectiveness in their practice. By focusing on this recognizable problem, the course aims to enhance the adaptability and resilience of mental health professionals, which is crucial for delivering consistent, high-quality care, especially in environments with diverse and complex caseloads.

This course is designed for mental health supervisors and clinicians who have foundational experience in handling day-to-day challenges in their practice but are looking to deepen their skills in managing and overcoming setbacks more effectively. This course is ideal for those who are familiar with the basics of clinical supervision and are ready to take their problem-solving and resilience-building skills to the next level. It is particularly beneficial for supervisors who are responsible for guiding and supporting their supervisees through challenging times.This course introduces innovative strategies and insights backed by recent research in psychology and organizational behavior. It goes beyond traditional problem-solving techniques by integrating resilience-building practices, mindfulness, and adaptive leadership theories. These elements add a new dimension to what mental health professionals typically know, equipping them with advanced tools to not only manage setbacks but also to use these challenges as opportunities for growth and learning.

Participants can expect to emerge from this course with enhanced skills in identifying, addressing, and navigating setbacks in the mental health practice. They will learn to apply resilience-building strategies, foster a supportive environment for their supervisees, and adapt to changing circumstances with agility. The course will empower them to transform challenges into opportunities for professional development and improved client care. Incorporating these practical changes is essential for clinicians to effectively solve the problems addressed by this course. By enhancing their ability to manage setbacks, mental health professionals can maintain a high standard of care even in the face of adversity. This resilience not only benefits their personal well-being but also ensures that they can provide consistent, effective support to their clients and supervisees.

Learning Objectives

Registration for "Rolling with the Punches: Equipping Your Supervisees to Navigate Setbacks" can be made by one of two methods:
1) Enroll in the single live event for FREE
2) Enroll in the Clinical Supervision Forum series for FREE and receive access to this webinar and other live webianrs in the series. Each event offers 1.5 CE credits for those who attend fully and complete course requirements.

CE Credits
How to Attend the Webinar
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Amy Smitke
LISW-S, LICDC

Amy Smitke, LISW-S, LICDC, is a dedicated professional with a passion for advancing mental health practice. With a background in Social Work and Psychology, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the realm of mental health supervision. She is the CEO and Founder of Motivated Wellness Solutions LLC and Coaching Upwards, and the Co-Founder of TheraVault LLC. 

Drawing from years of experience in mental health and substance use, Amy understands the critical role that effective supervision plays in nurturing the growth and success of mental health professionals. She believes that a well-structured supervision curriculum is the cornerstone of a thriving mental health program and mental health professionals in all areas. She has created numerous tools and resources specifically related to supervision, such as the Leading With Excellence: The Ultimate Supervision Curriculum for Mental Health Professionals, Empowering Minds Dynamic Conversation Starter Cards, Supervision Trackers, Supervision Guides, and The Launch Your Supervision Practice Workshop. She has a passion for improving the lives of mental health professionals through quality supervision.