Paula Britton, Ph.D.



Training Program for the Supervisor Designation.

This four-part training is designed for mental health professionals working toward their supervision credential or obtaining continuing education in supervision to maintain their supervision credential or license. Workshops are didactic and experiential. Participants may take a single workshop; take more than one workshop, even out of sequence; or take all four workshops in the series, which do no need to be in order, and receive a discount.

All workshops are approved for continuing education (CE) hours by the OPA-MCE, Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, The State of Ohio CSWMFT Board for counselors social workers and MFT’s. For counselors and social workers, the trainings are approved to “count” toward obtaining one’s supervision credential or renewing it. The training is approved for MFT’s general CEs but not for supervision.

Part 4 is approved for 6 CEs in supervision OR 3 CEs in supervision and 3 CE in ethics for social workers, counselors and 6 CE’s for MFT’s (3 of which are ethics) for license renewal. Psychologists may earn 6 hours in ethics/cultural competency.


Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

Chapter 4758-13-01 Continuing education requirements

A(c) For renewal of LICDC license, a minimum of six hours shall be in clinical supervision and education within the following areas: assessment/evaluation, counselors’ professional development, management/administration and professional responsibility

4758-5-08 Requirements for licensure of LICDC

A3(j) clinical supervision (assessment/evaluation, counselor development, management/administration, professional responsibility ) ) Thirty hours

State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Board

OhioOhio Laws dealing with Counselor supervision

Laws and Rules

4757-17-01 Counseling supervision

(F) Requirement for applying for a supervising counselor designation

(1)Professional clinical counselors or professional counselors applying for supervising counselor status shall meet the following minimum requirements after August 31, 2008.

(A) Document a minimum of twenty-four hours of academic preparation or board approved continuing education course work in counselor supervision training including training six hours in each area as follows:

(i) Assessment, evaluation and remediation which includes initial, formative and summative assessment of supervisee knowledge, skills and self-awareness; components of evaluation e.g. evaluation criteria and expectations, supervisory procedures, methods for monitoring (both direct and indirect observation) supervisee performance, formal and informal feedback mechanisms, and evaluation processes(both summative and formative), and processes and procedures for remediation of supervisee skills, knowledge, and personal effectiveness and self-awareness;

(ii) Counselor development which includes models of supervision, learning models, stages of development and transitions in supervisee/supervisor development, knowledge and skills related to supervision intervention options, awareness of individual differences and learning styles of supervisor and supervisee, awareness and acknowledgement of cultural differences and multicultural competencies needed by supervisors, recognition of relational dynamics in the supervisory relationship, and awareness of the developmental process of the supervisory relationship itself;

(iii) Management and administration which includes organizational processes and procedures for recordkeeping, reporting, monitoring of supervisee's cases, collaboration, research and evaluation; agency or institutional policies and procedures for handling emergencies, case assignment and case management, roles and responsibilities of supervisors and supervisees, and expectations of supervisory process within the institution or agency; institutional processes for managing multiple roles of supervisors, and summative and formative evaluation processes; and

(iv) Professional responsibilities which includes ethical and legal issues in supervision includes dual relationships, competence, due process in evaluation, informed consent, types of supervisor liability, privileged communication, consultation, etc.; regulatory issues include Ohio laws governing the practice of counseling and counseling supervision, professional standards and credentialing processes in counseling, reimbursement eligibility and procedures, and related institutional or agency procedures.

(2) All supervising counselors shall maintain supervising counselor status by obtaining six hours of counselor professional standards committee approved continuing professional education in supervision. Three of the required six hours may be met through a minimum of six hours of peer supervision, which shall address one or more core supervision content requirements and shall be with other licensed mental health providers, and shall be documented as such, including participants' names, topics discussed and dates met.

Ohio Laws dealing with social work supervision


(E)Requirements for social work professional training in supervision to qualify for a supervisory designation:

(1)After September 1, 2008, only independent social workers who have obtained a supervisory designation shall provide training supervision.

(a)Applicants for supervisory designation after September 1, 2008 shall apply on forms required by the board and shall document at least the following requirements.

(i)One year post licensure experience as an independent social worker; and

(ii)Training in supervision of at least nine hours of continuing education in committee approved supervision programs or one master's level supervision course, which shall be completed as follows: between the date the applicant received the independent social worker and the date the applicant is applying for the supervision designation using continuing education training; or complete a master's level supervision course from an accredited university within the last three years.

(2)All supervising independent social workers shall maintain supervisory status by obtaining three hours of social workers professional standards committee approved continuing professional education in supervision or a master's level course in supervision each renewal period.

(3)If the minimum of nine hours of academic preparation is continuing education coursework, it shall be board approved. The continuing education coursework in social work training supervision shall include each area as follows:

(a)The coursework shall total nine clock hours of didactic and interactional instruction; and

(b)The coursework shall contain content that satisfies the following learning objectives.

(i)The participant will become familiar with the major models of supervision for social work;

(ii)Gain skills to develop a personal model of supervision, drawn from existing models of supervision;

(iii)Understand the co-evolving dynamics of licensee-client and supervisor-licensee-client relationships;

(iv)Explore distinctive issues that arise in supervision;

(v)Address the contextual variables in practice such as culture, gender, ethnicity, power and economics;

(vi)Become familiar with the ethical, legal and regulatory issues of supervision; and

(vii) Understand the role of evaluation in supervision.