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

Register for the Online Self-Study so that you can complete training on your own schedule.
1.5 CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians

This course addresses the significant challenge mental health supervisors face in tailoring effective supervision for diverse caseloads. Worldwide, the lack of standardized, adaptable supervision curricula has led to inconsistencies in support provided to clinicians. This problem hinders the professional growth and quality of care, particularly for specific populations dealing with complex mental health issues. Designed for experienced mental health supervisors seeking to elevate their supervision practices, it is ideal for those who have a solid foundation in supervision but are looking to refine their skills in curriculum development. Professionals who are reasonably familiar with addressing supervision challenges will find this course instrumental in taking their expertise to the next level.

This course presents a groundbreaking approach to supervision curriculum development. Drawing on cutting-edge research and practical insights, it introduces a comprehensive framework that integrates contemporary theories and evidence-based practices. This innovative approach adds a new dimension to what mental health professionals typically know, ensuring that supervisors are equipped with the tools to create tailored curricula that drive positive outcomes.

Upon completing this course, participants can expect to master the art of developing a supervision curriculum that meets the unique needs of their supervisees. They will learn to integrate current research and evidence-based practices into their curriculum for enhanced effectiveness. Participants will also implement strategies for stakeholder engagement and feedback mechanisms, ensuring a dynamic and responsive curriculum. Ultimately, they will be able to evaluate the impact of their curriculum on supervisee development, leading to improved client outcomes. Engaging with this course promises a transformative experience, empowering mental health supervisors to shape a more resilient and effective workforce.

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This course addresses the significant challenge mental health supervisors face in tailoring effective supervision for diverse caseloads. Worldwide, the lack of standardized, adaptable supervision curricula has led to inconsistencies in support provided to clinicians. This problem hinders the professional growth and quality of care, particularly for specific populations dealing with complex mental health issues. Designed for experienced mental health supervisors seeking to elevate their supervision practices, it is ideal for those who have a solid foundation in supervision but are looking to refine their skills in curriculum development. Professionals who are reasonably familiar with addressing supervision challenges will find this course instrumental in taking their expertise to the next level.

This course presents a groundbreaking approach to supervision curriculum development. Drawing on cutting-edge research and practical insights, it introduces a comprehensive framework that integrates contemporary theories and evidence-based practices. This innovative approach adds a new dimension to what mental health professionals typically know, ensuring that supervisors are equipped with the tools to create tailored curricula that drive positive outcomes.

Upon completing this course, participants can expect to master the art of developing a supervision curriculum that meets the unique needs of their supervisees. They will learn to integrate current research and evidence-based practices into their curriculum for enhanced effectiveness. Participants will also implement strategies for stakeholder engagement and feedback mechanisms, ensuring a dynamic and responsive curriculum. Ultimately, they will be able to evaluate the impact of their curriculum on supervisee development, leading to improved client outcomes. Engaging with this course promises a transformative experience, empowering mental health supervisors to shape a more resilient and effective workforce.

This course was recorded on January 19, 2024.

Upon completion of this training professionals will be able to do the following:

  • Create curriculum components, including learning objectives, activities, assessments, and timelines.
  • Integrate contemporary theories and evidence-based practices into the curriculum to enhance its relevance and effectiveness.
  • Explore the concept of competency-based learning and explain how it can be applied to developing a supervision curriculum.
  • Describe strategies for involving stakeholders, collecting feedback, and incorporating diverse perspectives to create a curriculum that meets the unique needs of the supervisees and the organization.
  • Effectively implement the supervision curriculum and gather feedback for continuous improvement.

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.

Credit Hours: This course consists of 1.5 CE credit hours.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2026

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, #1609, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 clinical continuing education credit.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2026

Addiction Professionals: Telehealth Certification Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #193104, effective 2/20/2024. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 90 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation.

Live Webinar courses are completed by registering, logging in to this website, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), attending the full course via webinar, submitting your attendance, and completing the post-test and course evaluation online.

Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

You can receive your certificate of completion by logging onto this website, navigating to the course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), scroll to the bottom of your course, and click on your certificate to either download it or print it.

Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a 10% service fee for refunds.

Grievance Policy

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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services, particularly those who are supervisors or have an interest in supervision.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.  The course may include required reading.

This program was recorded on January 19, 2024

You have six months to access and complete online courses from the time of purchase.

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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.