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This course is open on January 12, 2020 and begins on January 16, 2020. It draws upon current professional knowledge and experience related to professional ethics and supervision in the field of co-occurring conditions, and applies it to issues that clinical supervisors are likely to face in their work with supervisees. 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. Each week students are given material to complete online at their convenience during the week. A .pdf certificate will be issued upon completion of all course material and a course evaluation.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the scope and diversity of ethical issues that you are likely to face in your supervisory relationships
  • Demonstrate an ability to weigh competing values and use a sound ethical decision-making process to determine principles of action in your supervisory relationships
  • Understand the multiple roles of the clinical supervisor and demonstrate an understanding of the difference between doing psychotherapy and clinical supervision with supervisees
  • Demonstrate an ability to explore clinician counter-transference issues in an ethical and respectful way
  • Identify strategies for preventing ethical dilemmas in clinical practice

About the Facilitator

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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Contact Hours

Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation.
No partial credit will be given.

  • 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 completion for 10 contact hours for Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, and other Professionals.

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