10 Hours | 10 CEs

This self-paced training program on the Essential Knowledge and Skills for Effective Supervision is presented by Donna Sheperis, PhD.

Clinical supervision of counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and social workers requires more than experience in the field. For example, approved supervisors in the state of California need to have training in supervision theory, modalities, laws, ethics, and standards of practice. This training provides the essential tools necessary to provide quality, ethical supervision to trainees in their agencies. Through the use of didactic and experiential practice, this training will help participants expand their knowledge of basic supervision practice and develop their own supervisory style to best protect clients while developing clinicians under their supervision.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the roles of functions of clinical supervisors

  • Describe major models of supervision influencing clinical practice

  • Describe primary techniques of clinical supervision

  • Describe goals of supervision tailored to specific supervisee needs

  • Describe ethical and relational challenges in supervision

Presented By

Donna Sheperis, PhD

Dr. Donna Sheperis is an Associate Professor in the Master’s of Counseling Program at Palo Alto University. Additionally, she serves as the Practicum and Internship Coordinator for the program. Dr Sheperis has taught for land-based and online programs since 2000. Dr. Sheperis is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor with over 29 years of experience in clinical mental health settings.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.


  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Development Scales

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Roles of the Supervisor

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Supervisory Experiences

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Foci of the Supervisor

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    The Supervisee

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Case Study Practice

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Interpersonal Process Recall

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8


    • Lesson 7 Video

  • 9

    Supervisory Structure and Ethics

    • Lesson 8 Video

    • Standards Handbook

    • Best Practices in Clinical Supervision

    • Guidelines for Clinical Supervision

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 10

    Course Evaluation

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

Develop a Specialty Area of Practice

Transforming mental health professionals into experts

  • Expert Instructors

    Professional training developed and delivered by the field's leading experts

  • CE Credit

    Earn CE credit for meaningful professional training that will elevate your practice

  • Convenience & Flexibility

    Learn at your own pace, from wherever you might be!

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