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Clinical Supervision

Program Overview

This certificate program provides a theoretical and practical understanding of clinical supervision process based on case presentations and relevant readings, integrating theory with supervisory practice skills. The courses will assists supervisors to develop and expand their theoretical knowledge. It will teach methods that utilize a psychodynamic framework. The course will also include discussion of administrative challenges in the supervisory relationship. Completion of this certificate program meets the specialized training component to become a certified clinical supervisor under the auspices of NBCC.

From the Director

Alice Wolson

"The Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Clinical Supervision offers participants an opportunity to keep abreast of recent theoretical developments in supervision and to take part in clinical case presentations that relate to their work with current supervisees. Class members have been enthusiastic about the experience of presenting to the group, and they value the feedback and cohesiveness that develop over time."

-Martha A. Gabriel, PhD, LCSW

Program Requirements

Three years professional experience plus current supervision of staff or student required.

This certificate is obtained in two semesters of study with the completion of Contemporary Issues in Clinical Supervision and Advanced Case Seminar.Assignments include weekly readings and a final learning assessment in the form of a project or test. Each class is limited to 15 students and meets for 20 two-hour sessions on Monday evenings from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Program Brochure

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Program Highlights

  • Theoretical and practical understanding
  • The impact of diversity on the supervisory relationship
  • Current viewpoints on self-disclosure, boundary violations, and ethics
  • The ramifications of transference and countertransference
  • Case studies
  • Administrative challenges and conflicts

Continuing Education Units

  • 16 NASW-approved CEUs will be awarded for this program in the Fall 2014.
  • 24 NYSED-approved CEUs will be awarded for this program in the Spring 2015.

Fall Semester

Monday Evening (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
  • September 8, 22
  • October 6, 20
  • November 3, 17
  • December 1, 15

Spring Semester

Monday Evening (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
  • January 12, 26
  • February 9, 23
  • March 9, 23
  • April 6, 20
  • May 4, 18
  • June 1, 15

DEADLINE TO APPLY: AUGUST 22, 2014

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The program was highly recommended by colleagues as well as my mentor. Our professor delivered relevant learning materials with grace, insight, and professionalism. We were challenged to expand our thinking. I would strongly recommend this program to anyone supervising in the social work field.
- Cherise Littlejohn, MS in Family Counseling and Development Administrative Supervisor, Mental Health