Online Course | Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision

This five-week online course will draw upon current knowledge and experience in the field of clinical supervision to provide training for individuals who provide clinical supervision to individuals providing alcohol and drug counseling services, as well as to other clinical supervisors providing behavioral health counseling services. The course on clinical supervision will cover content related to professional ethics and supervision and apply them to issues that clinical supervisors are likely to face in their work with supervisees. The clinical issues that clients may have related to co-occurring issues of drug, alcohol, and mental health symptoms and conditions will be discussed as it relates to the scope of practice for alcohol and drug counselors and counseling aids and other clinicians within their respective licenses and/or certifications.

Some of the issues addressed in this course include ethics and scope of practice, boundary issues in the supervisory relationship, confidentiality, vicarious liability, ethical/legal decision making, competing values, psychotherapy vs. sound clinical supervision, counselor development, and ethical and respectful exploration of clinician counter-transference issues.

How It Works
This is a five-week online course which begins on September 7, 2017. Each week students are given material to complete online at their convenience during the week. Course materials and instructions will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the start date. NOTE: You must provide a valid, working email address to use throughout the course.



Patricia Burke

Patricia A. Burke, MSW, LCSW, BCD is a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, a Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Supervisor with over 30 of clinical and teaching experience.

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  • 10 contact hours for nurses.
    CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.

  • 10 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

  • 10 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

  • 10 contact hours for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

  • Certificate of attendance for 10 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

Certificates will be emailed to participants upon completion of an online course evaluation. No partial credit will be given.


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