The Supervisory Relationship: Enhancing Competency in Clinical Supervision

  • 18 Sep 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Widener University, University Center Room C, One University Place Chester, PA 19013

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Dennis Debiak, Psy.D.

Description:

Early in the history of the field of psychology, it was assumed that proficiency as a psychologist meant competence as a clinical supervisor. Nowadays, professional standards require specific training in supervision. This workshop will introduce participants to APA’s new (2015) Guidelines for Clinical Supervision in Health Service Psychology. The interaction of the multiple dimensions of the personal and professional identities of the supervisor and supervisee in the particular supervisory context will be discussed. A collaborative approach to supervision will be presented, in which mutuality between supervisor and supervisee is fostered in the context of the asymmetrical supervisory relationship. Finally, the PA State Board of Psychology's recently revised requirements for supervisors of postdoctoral residents will be reviewed.

Participation in this program will enable you to:

1)      Summarize APA’s Guidelines for Clinical Supervision in Health Service Psychology.

2)      Apply a collaborative approach to the supervisory relationship.

3)      Describe the PA State Board of Psychology's recently revised requirements for supervisors of postdoctoral residents.

3 APA CE credit hours will be provided to licensed mental health professionals. 

Dennis Debiak, Psy.D., is 1995 graduate of, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at, the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology of Widener University, where he teaches courses in clinical supervision and coordinates the Psychoanalytic Collective. He is a founding board member and one of the first graduates of the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia (IRPP). He is a Past Secretary, current Board Member at Large and President-Elect Designate of APA’s Division of Psychoanalysis (39). He is in independent practice in Philadelphia and Swarthmore, PA.

For disability accommodations or questions about accessibility please contact  Carol Bricklin at 610-499-1208 or cebricklin@widener.edu.

Widener University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Widener University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology  maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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