Challenges and Opportunities in Clinical Tele-Supervision

CE Hours: 6.0
Instructor: C. Wayne Jones, PhD

Thursday, January 7th, 2021 (Norristown Site)
Friday, January 8th, 2021 (Philhaven & Central PA Sites)
PA FBMHS training supervisors via Zoom Web Conference Training

The COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home orders has halted most face-to-face in-home therapy for youth at risk of out-of-home placement and pushed clinical supervision to a virtual format.  To date, clinical supervisors in Family Based Mental Health have accumulated ten months of experience with telehealth and tele-supervision. This interactive training affords an opportunity for supervisors to share and discuss challenges and complications they have faced in tele-supervision and share supervisory modifications they have discovered which keeps their supervisory relationships strong and effective. Although there is a paucity of published studies on tele-supervision, the interactive discussion is complemented by the sharing of principles from the available relevant literature. This training is practice-based in that supervisors present current supervisory dilemmas, showing videotape both of their supervisees delivering telehealth sessions and their tele-supervision of therapists.


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

  1. Name three key ideas from available published articles on tele-supervision
  2. Identify common challenges and complications FBMHS supervisors encounter in tele-supervision
  3. Identify strategies for maintaining the supervisory alliance in tele-supervision
  4. Identify strategies for strengthening therapists’ morale and engagement in telehealth and tele-supervision.
  5. Recognize and assess clinical skills in videotapes of telehealth family therapy sessions
  6. Use strength-based strategies for inspiring therapists’ growth and development in tele-supervision

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