Clinical Supervision:

Clinical
Supervision:

Principles
and
Practices

6 Units

You will explore:

The definition of mental health supervision. Deliberate practice and the research of Scott Miller
The characteristics of effective supervisees.
Models of supervision, such as transcription and applying a theoretical approach to supervision.
The process of skill learning and specific supervisee behavioral responses that facilitate or inhibit the clinical process.
The developmental stages of supervisees and supervisors.
New perspectives that can enhance your supervisory skills.
A variety of approaches that address the nature of learning.
Targets of intervention including the client and supervisee reactions to clients and supervision.

Clinical
Supervision:

Traditional and Contemporary Issues
and Processes

6 Units

You will explore:

Clinical Supervision was once a relatively simple relationship where the supervisee presented case material to the supervisor, and the supervisor provided interventions for the supervisee. Today’s supervision is far more complex. In this program we will explore the many facets of the supervision including the structure of the process, emotional and behavioral reactions of supervisees, the skills of supervision and of therapy, therapeutic and personal bias, blind spots, “deliberate practice,” skill based training, professional, legal and ethical issues, and issues of modern technology.

Clinical
Supervision:

Special Topics

4 Units

You will explore:

Clinical Supervision was once a relatively simple relationship where the supervisee presented case material to the supervisor, and the supervisor provided interventions for the supervisee. Today’s supervision is far more complex. In this program we will explore the many facets of the supervision including the structure of the process, emotional and behavioral reactions of supervisees, the skills of supervision and of therapy, therapeutic and personal bias, blind spots, “deliberate practice,” skill based training, professional, legal and ethical issues, and issues of modern technology.

Clinical
Supervision:

Navigating the
Regulations for
California

2 Units

You will explore:

The rules and regulations governing therapist licensure and clinical supervision in the state of California change periodically. This program will review the regulations including the types of supervisees accruing hours, the qualifications and requirements of supervisors, the amount and type of supervision required, the responsibilities of supervisors, differences between private practice and agency settings, group supervision, supervisor vacations and absences, as well as some of the forms and materials that supervisees are required to manage as they accrue hours. The program will cover both Board of Psychology and Board of Behavioral Sciences Regulations.

Humor Matters:

Humor Matters:

Integrating Humor
into Psychotherapy: Theory, Rationale
& Research

3 Units

You will explore:

This course is designed to introduce you to the “serious” nature of humor in the psychotherapeutic relationship with an emphasis on theory, rationale, research supporting the use of humor in psychotherapy. You will learn the essence of humor as a stimulus and how it activates physical, emotional, and cognitive changes in clients.

Humor Matters:

Integrating Humor into Psychotherapy
Practice, Application,
and Training

4 Units

You will explore:

This course is designed to introduce you to the “serious” nature of therapeutic humor by illustrating practice, application, and training. After a review of the clinical model of therapeutic humor, you will learn how humor can be integrated as a clinical tool for diagnosis and treatment as well as to enhance communication and deepen the therapeutic alliance. You will learn how to integrate therapeutic humor into your clinical practice as well as learn ways to enhance your personal “humor quotient.” Clinical examples as well as videos will illustrate many ways to integrate humor into psychotherapy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Fundamentals
of
Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy

6 Units

You will explore:

Cognitive behavioral therapy, while one of the most common and powerful therapies of the 21st century, is frequently misunderstood as therapists miss the importance of emotion in the CBT process. You will learn the theory, practice and philosophy of cognitive behavioral therapy including the 3 levels of thinking that humans experience and how to intervene at each level. You will explore ways to implement cognitive therapy concepts with simple skill interventions and explore common pitfalls and mistakes.  
You will learn the significance of emotion in cognitive therapy and the specific relationships between distressing emotions (depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, resentment, etc.) and their underlying cognitive process.
The program will cover fundamental interventions such as developing thought records, tailoring the process to the client, and scaling, as well as original concepts including the empathic flip and active versus objectified emotions and their relationship to effective cognitive therapy.