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Clinical Supervision in California Behavioral Health

Why This Course

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), which became a law in California in 2005, provided the funds to enable a transformation of the state’s public mental health system, based on recommendations that were presented in cutting-edge public policy and research publications.  The Affordable Care Act, still the “law of the land” and solidly established in California, incorporates many of the concepts as well as the recovery-oriented approach to treatment that was included in the MHSA.

Most clinicians who are currently providing supervision in the public system were not trained to practice within a culture of recovery-oriented care.  Impending change in the public system challenges the knowledge, experience and rules that most supervisors have depended upon in relation to their own personal scopes of competency.  

Integrated systems of care call for the utilization of clinical competencies within an evolved context.  Clinical skills must shift gears and venture into a vast territory in which unfamiliar perspectives, coordination and speed guide progress.  

Recovery orientation effectively democratizes the clinical culture, creating a team approach to treatment and bringing the consumer prominently into the process.  Supervisors need to learn not only how to provide recovery-oriented care, but also how to integrate the diverse treatment cultures with respect for both the traditional and the new, and to effectively guide the professional development of future clinicians within this context.  It is a huge, ongoing professional and personal challenge for many supervisors.  Support, understanding and non-threatening guidance must be provided to the supervisors before they are equipped to nurture and guide other clinicians.  

Who Should Take This Course?

The course is appropriate for all clinical supervisors and provides CEs for licensed MFTs, LCSWs. LPCCs and Licensed Psychologists.  

This daylong course provides 6 CE credits and fulfills the BBS Supervision training requirement for licensure renewal. 

Course participants receive an 88-page Participant Workbook designed to be actively utilized during the training as well as provide a take-home reference and resource manual.

Instructional Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the complex role and responsibilities of a Public Behavioral Health supervisor.  
  • List the ten Recovery Principles and discuss their implementation within the clinician/consumer interactions.
  • Demonstrate Recovery Oriented supervision through active utilization of the concept of parallel process
  • Discuss the concepts and challenges related to current public behavioral health documentation.

How Can I Arrange to Offer/Take This Course?

Please contact olivia@olivialoewy.com to inquire about making arrangements to take this course.  Customized training can be provided on request.

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