One of the unique features of Pennsylvania’s Family Based Mental Health Services program is that it is team delivered. This adds another level of complexity to supervision. Not only must the focus be maintained on individual therapists’ development within the team, but also on development of the team itself. This course identifies the stages of team development and the most common team-based challenges supervisors face. The role of the supervisor in supervising two-person teams at each stage of development is highlighted, as well as supervisory strategies for addressing issues that arise.
This is a Beginning Level course. The target audience is all behavioral health supervisors of therapists working with children and adolescents.
1. Identify principles of team development.
2. Describe predictable challenges in team development.
3. Develop team learning contracts.
4. Describe strategies for using challenges in team formation to facilitate growth and development.
This course uses an online distance-learning self-paced format. It includes recorded audio, recorded video-based webinars, and selected readings. There are post-tests to ensure comprehension of the material. Participants can communicate with the instructors via the online moodle interface. Real-time communication with the instructor in our online, self-paced distance learning courses is not possible. However, participants can send an email to the instructor via the online moodle interface within the course and expect to receive a response within 48 hours. All course content, including post-tests, should take approximately two hours to complete.
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