Course curriculum

    1. Best Practices in Clinical Supervision (6/7/24)

    2. Downloads for this course (Handouts, etc.)

    3. Course Evaluation

    4. Copy of Thanks for joining us!

About this course

  • $60.00
  • 4 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content


Virtual via Zoom

NOTE: This is a live, interactive, training presented through Zoom as an online Webinar. . Zoom recommends having a broadband wired/wireless connection, speakers, and a microphone to effectively participate via this platform. (requirements listed on zoom’s website here:

Program Summary:

Clinical supervision plays a critical and demanding role in providing (and receiving) high quality mental health care. This presentation offers an overview of clinical supervision and the roles we play as supervisors. Administrative and managerial considerations will be shared. A larger emphasis will be placed on reviewing theories of counselor development and clinical supervision. These theories will be applied to hypothetical cases, illustrating how different facets of the relationship can impact the overall supervisory alliance/dynamic. Assessments, interventions, and remediation techniques will also be introduced with an emphasis on intentionally fostering the therapeutic skills necessary to be an effective supervisee.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define multiple approaches to supervision including different theories and the differences between work & training supervision.

  • Participants will be able to recognize important aspects of building a strong supervisory working alliance with their supervisees.

  • Participants will recognize the importance of structuring supervision according to the developmental level of their supervisee.

Audience & Skill Level


Audience: This program is designed for individuals who are either actively practicing supervision of other mental health providers, or those who are interested in doing so in the future. Mental health providers who are actively providing clinical supervision of other providers will benefit the most from this material. Others (including those who are seeking to provide such supervision in the future) may also benefit.

Course Outline & Agenda

  • 1:00-1:30 Counselor Development: Reviewing different models of professional development, including learning styles, different assessment and intervention options, and how they impact the supervisory relationship. 
  • 1:30-2:30 Reviewing theories of supervision and their applying two theories to a hypothetical supervisory relationship. 
  • 2:30-3:00 Discussing the role of supervisors and common expectations of supervision (gatekeeping, administrative, managerial, etc.)  
  • 3:00-4:00 Discussing remediation of supervisees and intentional development of skills to be a successful therapist. 
  • 4:00 Questions, Answers, and Further Discussion. 

To receive course credit, participants must complete the following:

  • Attend the Entire Program

  • Complete the Course Evaluation

  • Certificates will be available through the course webpage on Thinkific once all requirements are met.


Charles J. Potter


Charles J. (CJ) Potter is one of the clinical directors at Mindfully and a practicing Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervisor (LPCC-S). Part of CJ’s responsibilities at Mindfully includes staying abreast of best practices (including legal and ethical considerations) that impact clinical practice. In this session, CJ shares those insights as they relate specifically to clinical supervision of mental health providers (Counselors, Social-Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists).

Program Approvals

Ohio CSWMFT Approval 

This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education.In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number50-24074). 

ASWB ACE Approval 

Mindfully (ACEP provider #1862), is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 6/27/2023 – 6/27/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits. 

NBCC ACEP Approval

Mindfully Academy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7322. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Mindfully Academy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

For more information

Individuals with comments/questions/concerns can contact Mindfully Academy via the information provided below:

[email protected] 


Charles Potter (Program Coordinator) [email protected] 

  • Grievance policy: If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please feel free to share this with us via email: [email protected] or via telephone: 513-939-0300, or via your program evaluation.  All complaints will receive a response within seven business days outlining actions taken and proposed responses which may include issuing a refund, credits for future trainings, updating course content or taking appropriate action with presenters, among others. 
  • Request for Accommodations: Should any accommodations enhance your program experience, please contact us via email: [email protected] or via telephone: 513-939-0300, to explore what options you may have. 


Bernard, J. M., & Goodyear, R. K. (2019). Fundamentals of clinical supervision (6th ed.). Pearson. ISBN 9780134752518 

Borders, L. D., & Brown, L. L. (2022). The new handbook of counseling supervision. Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781003251583 

Borders, L. D., & Brown, L. L. (2005). The new handbook of counseling supervision. Lahaska press