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Solution-Focused Clinical Supervision: An Empowering Approach for Supervisors and Supervisees


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

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Category:
Clinical Supervision |  Solution Focused |  Supervision
Trainer:
Daniel Lawson, LMHC
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
4 Hours 43 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Feb 16, 2022



Description

Description: This training is designed for those who provide clinical supervision to staff.  A solution-focused approach is especially effective with novice clinicians and student interns and has applicability to all levels of experienced staff.

Clinical work is one of the most difficult and demanding forms of emotional labor. Supervisors can feel overwhelmed by the stress of striving to meet the needs of clinicians with multiple learning styles and training needs, as well as attending to service urgency in various clinical environments. Traditional forms of supervision may feel uncomfortable, limiting, or frustrating, for both supervisees and supervisors alike.  How can we provide supervision that teaches, engages, and retains high quality staff?

Using solution-focused clinical supervision (SFCS) can greatly increase effectiveness of the supervision process, enhance supervisee judgment and decision-making, and decrease burnout amongst staff.  SFCS assumes that the wisdom is within your supervisees and you can help them focus their attention on areas of competence, strength, and possibilities. It is an approach that is consistent with strengths-based practices. This training will help supervisors to learn how to produce competent, positive, and energetic staff to provide high quality services to their clients.

You will be exposed to a solution-focused “recipe” for providing supervision to maximize your effectiveness in supporting the professional growth of staff.  Skills to enhance staff engagement, scripts for case conceptualization, and tools to reduce clinical burnout will also be presented. 

Learning Objectives:

• Describe two key differences between solution-focused clinical supervision and traditional clinical supervision approaches;

• Explain the four pillars of solution-focused supervision;

• Apply in clinical supervision, solution-focused questions to facilitate and teach case conceptualization skills to staff;

• Use “retirement party” exercise to move clinicians into a “marathon mindset”;

• Implement the “Dream Management” protocol to enhance clinician well-being and reduce burnout.

Research:

The solution-focused approach started as a form of brief psychotherapy developed by Insoo Berg and Steve De Shazer (www.sfbta.org). Solution-Focused Group Therapy is listed as an evidence-baesd approach on the SAMHSA NREPP website. It has expanded with the use of its principles applied to supervison in corporate management  and coaching settings, as well as in human services. In 2005, Insoo Berg co-authored a book on applying SF to coaching: Brief Coaching for Lasting Solutions. A listing of research on SF supervision can be found at: http://bit.ly/2wHpQ03

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, medical professionals, and other interested individuals who currently provide clinical supervision or plan to move into this type of position.

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841. Thank you.


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 5.5


NYSED LMHC CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 5.5


NYSED LMFT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 5.5


NYSED LCAT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 5.5


NYSED PSY CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 5.5


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 5.5 hours for CPP & CPS Initial Hours, Section 3; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.



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Trainer

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Daniel Lawson, LMHC, currently works in private practice in Buffalo, NY. Dan is a passionate, eclectic practitioner and bases his practice heavily on a solution-focused approach to therapy. As a result, many of his clients see the results they are looking for in less than six sessions. Dan also uses DBT, positive psychology, mindfulness, CBT, existential, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy. Dan provides clinical supervision grounded in a solution-focused approach. In addition, he also specializes in supporting Catholic men and woman, effectively combining his faith with his psychological training to provide therapy deeply rooted in Catholic theology and philosophy. Dan is a balanced professional and works effectively with his clients regardless of their spiritual/religious beliefs.  Dan worked at Horizon Health Services for a decade where he worked to pioneer and implement best practices in clinical supervision before leaving to work full time in his private practice.  In addition to his clinical practice, Dan provides consultation services to local businesses, schools, and government agencies.  He specializes in conflict mediation and organizational development utilizing solution-focused methods to build optimal work cultures for all employees. Visit his websites for information at http://www.counselorscorner.net/clinicians.html and http://catholictherapysolutions.com/.


Self-Study Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
- Speakers/headphones/earbuds

Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Self-Study Course Access

Upon successful registration of the course, including receipt of payment, you will be able to access the course materials. 

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Completion Requirements

Self-Study Completion Requirements 

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal

- Watch the video(s) in it's entirety. 

- After the training, take and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher. Participants have three chances to pass the quiz. You can access the quiz by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course. 

- After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.

The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account.

Self-Study Cancellation Policy

Self-Study Courses: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by email and request a refund.

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