Clinical Supervision carries with it legal risks as well as a multitude of ethical and boundary issues, whether one is supervising trainees or seasoned professionals. At the same time, the standard of care in supervision is typically far less clear to both supervisor & supervisee.
This program examines the risks, solutions and safeguards as regards “negligent supervision.” Gary examines elements of the supervisory relationship as well as related boundary and counter-transference issues. He also discusses supervisory guidance regarding danger to clients or third parties.
Participants will be able to:
Negligent supervision & the supervisor’s duties
Evaluation of supervisee & supervision contract
Ethical issues in the supervisory relationship
Factors affecting level of collaboration in supervisory relationships
Critical issues in cases with danger to self or others
Challenges when supervision is part of remediation or rehabilitation
Ethical & boundary challenges with clients
Overview of Basic Issues
Supervision, consultation, and legal responsibility
Administrative supervision vs. clinical
Basic ethical decision-making for supervisor & supervisee
Supervisory Contract & Methods
Supervision & consultation contracts
Design of supervision plans
Supervision tools & methods
Types of problems & impairments in supervisee
Remedial or rehabilitative supervision
Boundary challenges in various types of supervision
Supervisor’s Role in High Risk Situations
Self harm and suicide
Danger to others – duty to warn or protect
Over-involvement with clients & former clients
About the Author:
Gary Schoener is Director of Consultation & Training for the Walk-In Counseling Center in Minneapolis for which he served as Executive Director for 37 years. He has been a practicing clinical and forensic psychologist for 46 years. Gary has served as an expert in ethics, boundaries,supervision, and administrative responsibility in cases throughout the U.S. and Canada, and consults and speaks internationally on these issues. He was the 2010 Traveling Professor of the Royal Australia & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
He is the author of hundreds of articles, book chapters, & monographs and co-author of two books, Assisting Impaired Psychologists and Psychotherapists'Sexual Involvement With Clients: Intervention & Prevention. He has worked with major regulatory bodies in a number of fields including nursing, medicine, social work, psychology, psychiatry, alcohol & substance abuse counseling, marriage and family counseling and occupational therapy nationally and internationally.