This 30-hour series is comprised of both small group supervision-of-supervision and supervision didactics. At the Norristown, Wellspan-Philhaven, and Central PA training sites, the small group supervision training occurs in the afternoons following ESFT Case Seminar. At the Altoona training site, the small group supervision training usually is scheduled the week following clinicals. In the small group supervision training, each supervisor is given 45-minutes to present a team delivering the state-mandated intensive, in-home treatment model, ESFT. Supervisors present videos of their teams doing family therapy, as well as videos of their team supervision. They obtain personalized feedback on supervising their teams, are encouraged to reflect upon their work as a supervisor, and have opportunities to practice new skills in a supportive atmosphere. ESFT supervisory tools, such as the Brief FBMHS Adherence Scale, the DocF, the Supervision Self-Monitoring Form, and Clinical Skills Assessments, are discussed and utilized to strengthen supervisory skills in helping supervisees implement the ESFT model with fidelity.
As a result of participating in the supervision-of-supervision series, supervisors will be able to:
- Effectively support therapists’ ability to conceptualize cases within an ESFT framework.
- Recognize interactions between teams and families that are consistent with ESFT implementation
- Establish and maintain a positive, meaningful, and effective relationship with supervisees
- Establish high inter-rater reliability with faculty on measures of therapists’ competencies and fidelity to the model.
This supervision-of-supervision series counts toward required annual supervision training hours in Family Based Mental Health Services but is not currently offered for CE credit. CE credit, however, is provided for the supervision workshops listed on the Supervision Series page.