Course Description: This online text-based course is based on the 2014 guidelines developed by the American Psychological Association for clinical supervision in health service psychology. It introduces the learner to clinical supervision in health service psychology and discusses the seven domains and 29 guidelines. The course concludes with an extensive list of references as well as definitions of key terms related to supervision in health service psychology.
Course Objectives (Learning Outcomes): By successfully completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Identify and discuss the need for and assumptions underlying guidelines for supervisors in health service psychology
- Identify and discuss the seven domains and 29 guidelines related to supervision in health service psychology
- Identify references and define important terms related to supervision in health service psychology
Course Category: Ethics and Professional Standards
Course Materials: CustomCE Course 10080.pdf
Last Revision: November, 2016
Audience and Course Level: This course is appropriate for Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists who perform or plan to perform clinical supervision in health service psychology and related professions. The course level is considered introductory since it introduces the learner to the seven domains and 29 guidelines related to clinical supervision developed by the APA, and no prerequisite training is required.
Course Utility and Potential Risks/Conflicts: The utility of this course lies in helping clinical supervisors perform supervision that meets the standards provided by the American Psychological Association. The course does not include clinical training or certification. This course was developed initially for clinical supervisors at Antioch University Seattle. No potential conflicts of interest are noted.
Course Instructors: This course was developed by Chris Heffner, PsyD, PhD, LP and was reviewed by Cheryl Azlin, PhD.
Course Materials: Materials for this course were developed by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Board of Educational Affairs Task Force on Supervision Guidelines and were approved by the APA Council of Representatives in 2014.
Publication Date: 2014
Format: PDF (CustomCE Course 10080.pdf) and external website. Link included in Course Materials.
Technical Requirements: Internet Access for Course Quiz, PDF Viewer (e.g., Acrobat Reader) for Course Materials.
Additional Requirements: None
Suggested Prerequisites: None
Custom Continuing Education, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Custom Continuing Education, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.