LW 2023 Developing Your Personalized Approach to Supervision with Jeff Chang

LW 2023 Developing Your Personalized Approach to Supervision with Jeff Chang



Live Broadcast Dates*:
Friday, October 13, 2023
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Friday, October 27, 2023
Thursday, November 2, 2023

Live Broadcast Times*: 10:00 am – 5:15 pm ET each day

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In the ever-evolving field of psychology, the significance of clinical supervision as a distinct professional competency has grown over the past two decades. Both the Canadian and American Psychological Associations now acknowledge the vital role of clinical supervision, making it a requirement in accredited programs. Additionally, internship sites are encouraged to offer predoctoral interns the opportunity to supervise psychology trainees at an earlier stage of development.

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) has further emphasized the importance of clinical supervision, transitioning it from an “emerging” area of competence to an “established” one. Recognizing its significance, the CCPA, the Ontario Association for Mental Health Professionals, and the BC Association for Clinical Counsellors have implemented supervisor credentialing schemes. Furthermore, various regulatory bodies, such as The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board, now require supervisors of candidates for registration to have undergone supervisory training.

In this 30-hour clinical supervision training, Dr. Chang will provide an in-depth exploration of the Contextual-Functional Meta-Framework (CFM) for clinical supervision.

The CFM is a versatile approach applicable to a wide array of professional activities, including therapy, assessment, and consultation. It transcends various behavioural health disciplines and theoretical orientations, making it a highly adaptable and universally relevant framework.

In this workshop, participants will gain valuable insights into the intricate dynamics of clinical supervision. Dr. Chang will guide attendees in organizing their supervisory efforts more effectively and efficiently within the CFM framework. Moreover, this training will serve as a pathway for participants to develop their personalized and effective approaches to clinical supervision.

Key Workshop Highlights:

  • Understanding the Evolution of Clinical Supervision: Explore how clinical supervision has transformed from an emerging area of competence to an established and indispensable aspect of professional development.
  • Compliance and Credentialing: Learn about the supervisor credentialing schemes established by prominent associations and regulatory bodies and their implications for supervisors and trainees.
  • The Contextual-Functional Meta-Framework (CFM): Dive deep into the CFM, discovering its adaptability to various professional activities, disciplines, and theoretical orientations.
  • Enhancing Supervisory Effectiveness: Discover practical strategies to enhance and organize your supervisory efforts within the CFM framework.
  • Personalized Approaches to Clinical Supervision: Develop a personalized approach to clinical supervision, tailored to your unique style and the needs of your trainees.

Join us for this comprehensive workshop and unlock the potential of the Contextual-Functional Meta-Framework (CFM) to elevate your clinical supervision skills and make a lasting impact on the professional growth of your trainees.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be better able to —

  • Define supervision and distinguish it from consultation.
  • Describe psychotherapy-based models of supervision, developmental approaches, process models, and common factors approaches to clinical supervision.
  • Apply knowledge of the factors affecting the supervisory working alliance.
  • Integrate knowledge of culture and intersectional identities into clinical supervision.
  • Describe and utilize the nine relational positions specified in the Contextual-Functional Meta-Framework for clinical supervision.
  • Tailor clinical supervision to the developmental phase of the supervisee.
  • Describe the rationale for and implement a variety of supervision modalities.
  • Describe the legal and ethical requirements for the practice of clinical supervision.
  • Distinguish between a variety of business models for the delivery of clinical supervision.
  • Articulate one’s personal approach to clinical supervision, based on workplace, regulatory and accreditation requirements, theoretical orientation, and personal style.


Day 1


10:00-10:30 a.m.

Land acknowledgement, introduction, and housekeeping details

Overview of course goals

10:30-10:50 a.m.

Best and worst supervision experiences

Best hopes for this training

10:50-11:30 a.m.

Clinical supervision: Introduction, definition, and evolution.

Supervision as a distinct competency/supervision competency profiles

11:30-11:45 a.m.Break
11:45-12:30 pmWhat you bring to the table: Personal style and background
12:30 pm.-1:00Approaches to supervision: The big picture
1:00 -1:45 p.m.Lunch
1:45-3:30 p.m.

Psychotherapy-based models of supervision

Developmental approaches

Supervision process models

Common factors

3:30-3:45 p.m.Break
3:45-4:45 p.m.Overview of the Contextual-Functional Meta-Framework (CFM)
4:45-5:15 p.m.Questions and Wrap up




Day 2


10:00-11:30 a.m.

CFM Dimension 1: Administrative and contextual requirements

Regulatory requirements

Accreditation/program approval requirements

Entry-to-practice competency profiles

11:30-10:45 a.m.Break

CFM Dimension 1: Administrative and contextual requirements (cont’d)

Employment settings

Program mandates

Intersection of administrative supervision, clinical, and performance management

Supervision contracting and goal setting

1:00 pm to 1:45 p.m.Lunch
1:45-3:30 p.m.

CFM Dimension 2: The supervisory working alliance

“Working”, but on what?

Working alliance or interpersonal patterns

Parenting as a metaphor for clinical supervision

Infusing culture and intersectional identities in the supervisory alliance

3:30-3:45 p.m.Break
3:45-4:45 p.m.

CFM Dimension 2: The supervisory working alliance

Setting the stage for personal characteristics and influences

Red flag 1: Supervise nondisclosure

Red flag 2: Informal supervision

4:45-5:15 p.m.Questions and Wrap up




Day 3


10:00-11:30 a.m.

CFM Dimension 3: Relational positions overview

Clinical educator

Skill development coach

Using video

Deliberate practice

Demonstration and simulation

11:30-11:45 a.m.Break
11:45 a.m.-1:00

CFM Dimension 3: Relational positions (cont’d)

Organizational/administrative supervisor

Revisiting contracting and performance management

Ethical and legal necessity of administrative tasks

Ethics mentor/risk management consultant

Ethical decision-making models

Basic legal principles

1:00 to 1:45 p.m.Break
1:45-3:30 p.m.

CFM Dimension 3: Relational positions (cont’d)

Professional gatekeeper


Re-visioning countertransference

Personal responsiveness and boundaries

Person of the therapist and person of the supervisor

Supervision ≠ therapy

3:30-3:45 p.m.Break
3:45-4:45 p.m.


What have we learned so far?

Personal applications

4:45-5:15 p.m.Questions and Wrap-up



Day 4


10:00-11:30 a.m.

CFM Dimension 3: Relational positions (cont’d)

Advocate/system change agent

Personal supporter

Professional mentor

11:30-11:45 a.m.Break
11:45 a.m.-1:00

CFM Dimension 4: Narratives of change

The nature of theory in psychotherapy

Developing an ecology of ideas

Theoretical differences in supervision and the limits of competence

1:00 to 1:45 p.m.Break
1:45-3:30 p.m.

CFM Dimension 5: Phase of professional lifespan

Tailoring supervision to supervisee development

Taking stock of your professional lifespan phase

CFM Dimension 6: Isomorphism and parallel process

Isomorphism and interpersonal patterns

Parallel process and the supervisor’s personal characteristics

3:30-3:45 p.m.Break
3:45-4:45 p.m.


What have we learned so far?

Personal applications

4:45-5:15 p.m.Questions


Day 5


10:00-11:30 a.m.

Supervision modalities

Individual supervision

Dyadic supervision

Group supervision

Virtual supervision

11:30-11:45 a.m.Break
11:45 a.m.-1:00

Remediation and performance management

Revisiting contracting and informed consent

The business of supervision

1:00 to 1:45 p.m.Break
1:45-3:30 p.m.

Ethical and legal aspects of supervision

Codes, standards, and guidelines

Legal liability

3:30-3:45 p.m.Break
3:45-4:45 p.m.

The tough situations

Willful misconduct

Inability to achieve competence

4:45-5:15 p.m.Integration and questions


CE Information

This training offers 30 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual provincial/state boards and/or regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On-Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On-Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

    • Name of Participant
    • Title of Training
    • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
    • Number of hours of training
    • Date of training
    • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

Click here for general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants.

Who Should Attend?

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals, including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

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