Clinical Supervision: Legal, Ethical. and Risk Management Issues - Clinical supervision is an increasingly important area in mental health, medicine and the helping professions in general. Formal professional classroom instruction in mental health and social services is typically followed by mandatory hours or even years of supervised clinical placements and, in some cases, even post licensure. It is typically under the tutelage and supervision of an experienced practitioner that professionals, regardless of their discipline, learn the skills necessary to become competent, ethical and effective members of the helping professions.
Clinical Supervision will attempt to identify and review many of the common problems and challenges of clinical supervision that occur in mental health and social service settings. Ethical, legal and risk-management issues will be identified and reviewed, along with potential solutions. The roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and supervisee will be examined and techniques to define goals and objectives of supervision reviewed. Common difficulties and specific problem situations that may occur in supervision are reviewed and discussed.
This book assists in making distinctions between administrative and clinical supervision, areas of potential overlap or conflict, and potential difficulties with boundary issues. Specific supervisor competencies and the qualities and characteristics of effective supervisors will be reviewed. Clinical Supervision: Legal, Ethical, and Risk Management Issues is a must for any mental health and social service professional with staff reporting to them.
About the Author:
George B. Haarman, Psy.D., LMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience. He currently is in private practice in Louisville, KY, and also serves as a consultant to several school systems regarding the assessment of children. His prior experience includes working with youth detention centers, juvenile group homes, child protective services, and juvenile probation. Dr. Haarman received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Spalding University in 1989 and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Haarman has been an instructor at Jefferson Community College, Bellarmine University, and Spalding University. He has presented seminars regionally and nationally on psychopathology, depression, and emotional disorders in children and adolescents. He is the author of School Refusal: Children Who Can't or Won't Go to School.