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Rolling with the Punches: Equipping Your Supervisees to Navigate Setbacks

Enroll in the Online Self-Study and complete training on your own schedule.
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.

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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.

This course was recorded on March 22, 2024.

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

  • Assess common setbacks in mental health practice and their impact on clinicians and clients.

  • Develop strategies for building resilience and adaptability in supervisees.

  • Implement mindfulness and adaptive leadership techniques to navigate and overcome setbacks.

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. 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.

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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.

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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 March 22, 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.