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