Approved Supervisor Track: Thursday, October 17th, 9:00 a.m. - Sunday, October 20th, 12:00 p.m.
All the below courses are necessary to complete the Approved Supervisor Track at the 2013 AAMFT Annual Conference. If you select the "Approved Supervisor" option on the Registration page, these courses will be automatically selected for you. All courses are being taught by Tony Zimmerman, PhD.
Major Models of Supervision
Thursday, October 17th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
It is imperative the supervisors are familiar with the major models of supervision that are common in the literature and in the practice of MFT supervision. Participants will also engage in the development of their own personal model of supervision drawn from the established models and their preferred style of therapy. This 5-hour pre-conference institute will address learning objectives 1 and 2.
Relationships in Supervision
Friday, October 18th, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Supervisors must be well prepared to effectively manage the many co-evolving relationships inherent in doing supervision. Participants will explore these relationships including therapist-client, supervisor-therapist-client, and supervisor-supervisee, as well as relationships that exist in the place of practice, such as agencies. This workshop will address learning objectives 3 and 4.
Friday, October 18th, 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Effectively using a variety of supervision modalities is imperative for successful training of supervisees. Participants will examine the structure and implementation of these modalities and how, when done thoughtfully, they can greatly enhance learning. This workshop will address learning objective 5.
Mentoring as a Critical Component
Saturday, October 19th, 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Beyond the clinical supervision that is at the core of the supervisee-supervisor relationship, professional mentoring occurs. Participants will discuss this mentoring including socializing supervisees into the profession, coaching them concerning the requirements and procedures for obtaining licensure and AAMFT clinical memberships, and even how to effectively navigate the agencies where they work. This workshop will address learning objectives 6 and 9.
Ethical and Legal Issues
Saturday, October 19th, 2:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
It is imperative that supervisors are aware of the many distinct ethical and legal issues unique to the practice of supervision. This workshop will address learning objective 8.
Sunday, October 20th, 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Understanding and attending to contextual variables in supervision is imperative for effective practice. These contextual contexts include but are not limited to race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, culture, and the intersection of these. Understanding power and privilege related to both the practice of therapy and supervision is essential in order to “do no harm.” This seminar will address learning objective 7.