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How Clinical Supervisors Can Adjust Their Evaluative Lens by Understanding the “Zone of Proximal Development”

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1.5 CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians

The purpose of this course is to provide insights into counselor and supervisor development. It will explain the “zone of proximal development,” and how it can be applied to understanding the development of counseling supervisors, in addition to beginning and middle stage counselors. It will explore how development changes for counselors during their internship to their post graduate work toward licensure. This course will also address the necessary adjustments for clinical supervisors along that development process.

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The purpose of this course is to provide insights into counselor and supervisor development. It will explain the “zone of proximal development,” and how it can be applied to understanding the development of counseling supervisors, in addition to beginning and middle stage counselors. It will explore how development changes for counselors during their internship to their post graduate work toward licensure. This course will also address the necessary adjustments for clinical supervisors along that development process.

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

  • Explain the impact that the zone of proximal development has on the skill set of clinical supervisors and counselors. 
  • Describe how the zone of proximal development can be utilized to better understand the relationships between the supervisor and supervisee.

Dr. Rosalind Polk-Hall, EdD, LPC, CPCS 

Dr. Rosalind (Dr. Roz) Polk-Hall is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. Dr. Roz is remarkably diverse in her scope of practice as she is an active therapist in her community and serves as a clinical supervisor both in private practice and with community counseling agencies in the Atlanta area. Her current practice focus with supervision is to provide professional growth and development to master level supervisees via tele-supervision and tele-consultation. Her practice is exclusive to both individual and group supervision. Dr. Roz serves as clinical supervisor in various community counseling agencies in addition to providing individual, couples, and family therapy to clients served in the community. Dr. Roz has been a therapist in the field of counseling since 1998 and a clinical supervisor since 2006. She was an adjunct professor at Argosy University, Atlanta, for eight years while pursuing her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. Throughout her career, she has played a vital role in guiding and directing numerous supervisees towards licensure and interns working towards graduation. Dr. Roz is an approved certified professional counselor supervisor in the state of GA.

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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: 1/31/2023

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 credits.

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: 2/28/2023

Addiction Professionals: Telehealth Certification Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #193104, effective 02/23/2021. 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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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 $25 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 July 15, 2022

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

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Dr. Rosalind Polk-Hall
EdD, LPC, CPCS

Dr. Rosalind (Dr. Roz) Polk-Hall is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. Dr. Roz is remarkably diverse in her scope of practice as she is an active therapist in her community and serves as a clinical supervisor both in private practice and with community counseling agencies in the Atlanta area. Her current practice focus with supervision is to provide professional growth and development to master level supervisees via tele-supervision and tele-consultation. Her practice is exclusive to both individual and group supervision. Dr. Roz serves as clinical supervisor in various community counseling agencies in addition to providing individual, couples, and family therapy to clients served in the community. Dr. Roz has been a therapist in the field of counseling since 1998 and a clinical supervisor since 2006. She was an adjunct professor at Argosy University, Atlanta, for eight years while pursuing her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. Throughout her career, she has played a vital role in guiding and directing numerous supervisees towards licensure and interns working towards graduation. Dr. Roz is an approved certified professional counselor supervisor in the state of GA. 

Contact Dr. Roz by clicking here

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