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How Does Clinical Supervision Work?: Using a "Best Evidence Synthesis" Approach to Construct a Basic Model of Supervision

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About the Course:

Clinical supervision is an important topic in the field of mental health. This article describes a “best evidence synthesis” of the literature and summarizes the implicit and explicit concepts and models used in supervision studies. A comprehensive, evidence-based, integrative model for effective supervision is presented and discussed in detail.


The Clinical Supervisor Vol. 27(2)

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Course Material Author

Derek Milne; Helen Aylott; Helen Fitzpatrick; Michael V. Eillis

Derek Milne is affiliated with Newcastle university, Newcastle-upon-
Tyne, England, and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust.

Helen Aylott is affiliated with the School of Psychology, Newcastle
University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

Helen Fitzpatrick is affiliated with the School of Psychology, Newcastle
University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

Michael V. Ellis is affiliated with the School of Education, State
University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY.

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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about effective clinical supervision. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the contextual variables (moderators) revealed in the analysis of relevant clinical supervision studies.

  2. Discuss the supervision interventions (mediators) revealed in the analysis of relevant clinical supervision studies.

  3. Identify the outcomes (mechanisms of change) revealed in the analysis of relevant clinical supervision studies.

  4. Identify and discuss the basic factors described in the model of clinical supervision.

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American Psychological Association (APA)

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Our Provider Number: 192243

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

Our Provider Number: 17-1460

CE Learning Systems dba has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 17-1460.

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Course Number 102054
1 credit hour
  • Online Article
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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240 members have taken this course