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Supervising Well During a Workforce Crisis

Friday, May 20, 2022
8:30am to 12:00pm
Location: All FBMHS Training Sites via Zoom

Community based behavioral health services, such as FBMHS,
successfully survived COVID only to find a different more serious
threat in their midst – not enough staff to do the job. Some FBMHS
programs report more than a third of staff positions currently
open and few qualified applicants. It is truly a crisis, affecting not
only families’ access to services but also the morale of those
remaining in their jobs. 

Learning Objectives:

The primary objectives of this bi-annual meeting of FBMHS supervisors and training faculty is to

    1. Create a collaborative eco-systemic understanding of the depth and breath of the problem,
    2. Determine possible ways to preserve therapists who remain
    3. Ensure they are growing and developing as family therapists so they can provide high quality care to children

This is an supervisor level workshop. The target audience is behavioral health supervisors working within an Ecosystemic Family Therapy Model. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.

This clinical series counts toward required annual training hours in Family Based Mental Health Services Supervision, but is not currently available for CE credit.

Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our FBMHS Policies & FAQs for additional information regarding the CFBT online learning center, accommodations for disabilities, reporting problems with the course, instructions for viewing webinars, etc. 

Effective Supervision of Family Based Teams Working with Youth At-Risk of Self-Harm

Thursday, 4/7/22, Wellspan-Philhaven via Zoom
Thursday, 4/14/22, Norristown via Zoom
8:25am-12:35pm

Intensive in-home services, such as Family Based Mental Health (FBMH), serve youth who are at high risk for self-harm.  This training, grounded in APA best practices related to the clinical supervision of therapists working with suicidal clients, highlights applications to the unique context of community-based work.  In this treatment context, therapists are connected to the youth’s family and tend to know other important players in the youth’s life.  This, plus having an integrated crisis service built into the program adds an extra layer of support for stabilizing high-risk youth in their own homes.  This interactive training explores the challenges of interrupting the impulse of families and other systems to prematurely send youth with suicidal ideation to an inpatient hospital.  Strategies are discussed for assessing the family’s capacity for keeping a child safe and for supporting families in the process.  Discussion is also devoted to the often competing demands faced by supervisors when there is a crisis or an incident, which can involve a seeming tug-of-war between a focus on client safety, documentation, and supporting the therapists.

Objectives 

As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the three supervisory themes of best practice when working with suicidality.

  2. Identify a minimum of two responsibilities that are unique to FBMHS supervision with suicidality.

  3. List three areas of supervisory need when clients are experiencing a suicide crisis

This is an intermediate level course. The target audience is behavioral health supervisors working within an Ecosystemic Family Therapy Model. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.

Agenda

8:25am-10:30am: Focus on Objectives 1 & 2
10:30am-10:45am: Break
10:45am-12:35pm: Focus on Objective 3

Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our FBMHS Policies & FAQs for additional information regarding the CFBT online learning center, accommodations for disabilities, reporting problems with the course, instructions for viewing webinars, etc.

New Supervisor Workshop: Ensuring Treatment Fidelity and Building Clinical Competencies through Supportive Supervision

Friday, 3/4/22, All Sites via Zoom
8:30am-12:30pm

This is the second of a two-part series designed for new supervisors providing Family Based supervision using the ESFT model.  The first workshop in this series covered two of the five ESFT core supervisor responsibilities: establishing positive, supportive supervisory relationships and functional teams. This workshop covers the other three:  ensuring treatment fidelity and treatment effectiveness and building clinical competency for therapists.  The supervisor role can be overwhelming at times.  That is, it can be difficult to manage all five ESFT supervisory responsibilities while also meeting the expectations of various stakeholders. The format for this training is interactive.  Participants will have the opportunity to discuss current dilemmas in carrying out and balancing their multiple supervisory responsibilities. 

Objectives:

As a result of participating in this training, supervisors will be able to:  

  1. Identify two benefits of using ESFT fidelity tools in supervision 
  2. Describe strategies for using session videotape review in supervision in conjunction with the PA FBMHS Therapeutic Adherence Scale to develop clinical competency
  3. Demonstrate techniques for providing supportive feedback to supervisees

Agenda
8:30am-12:30pm: Objectives 1-3

This is an intermediate level course. The target audience is behavioral health supervisors working within an Ecosystemic Family Therapy Model. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.


Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our FBMHS Policies & FAQs for additional information regarding the CFBT online learning center, accommodations for disabilities, reporting problems with the course, instructions for viewing webinars, etc.

Identifying the Key Elements of Effective ESFT Supervision

Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Norristown Via Zoom workshop
Friday, January 7, 2022 at Philhaven Via Zoom workshop
8:30am to 12:30pm

Clinical supervision in ESFT is grounded in best practice standards that inform all supervision practice, regardless of treatment model. However, there are also additional supervision practices that are unique to therapists implementing a systemic treatment model with high-risk children and families working in intensive, in-home family-based settings. This interactional workshop identifies these elements through videotape review and discussion.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this training, supervisors will be able to:

  1. Identify general supervisory best practices
  2. Identify effective supervisory practices unique to ESFT
  3. Apply knowledge of effective practices in videotape review

Agenda
8:30am-12:30pm: Objectives 1-3

This is an intermediate level course. The target audience is behavioral health supervisors working within an Ecosystemic Family Therapy Model. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.


Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our FBMHS Policies & FAQs for additional information regarding the CFBT online learning center, accommodations for disabilities, reporting problems with the course, instructions for viewing webinars, etc.

New Supervisor Workshop: Building Positive, Supportive Supervisory Relationships & Functional Family-Based Teams

Thursday, September 23, 2021, All Sites via Zoom
8:30am-12:00pm

The ESFT supervisor has five major responsibilities: ensuring treatment fidelity and effectiveness, building clinical competency for therapists, establishing positive, supportive supervisory relationships and functional teams. The role can be overwhelming and may be difficult to manage all of the responsibilities while meet the expectations of various stakeholders. The course is part of a two-part series for new supervisors in ESFT. This course focuses on building supervisory relationships that promote hope and build competency as well as developing functional two-person teams. Participants will have opportunity to discuss current supervisory dilemmas.

Objectives:

  1. Identify three tasks to build competence, hopefulness and positive morale
  2. Describe ways to use weekly larger group supervision to create engagement and foster a supportive team culture
  3. Name supervisory techniques to be used in each stage of team develop

Agenda
8:30am-12:00pm: Objectives 1-3

This is an intermediate level course. The target audience is behavioral health supervisors working within an Ecosystemic Family Therapy Model. This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations.


Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our FBMHS Policies & FAQs for additional information regarding the CFBT online learning center, accommodations for disabilities, reporting problems with the course, instructions for viewing webinars, etc.