Supervision of Supervision in ESFT
Faculty: Josh Irvine, MA, LPC, Adam Boguski, MDiv, and Christine Kodman-Jones, Ph.D.
Following monthly case consultations, the CFBT faculty member meets separately with the clinical supervisors (trainer-mentors) at the agency. 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 treatment fidelity tools are utilized to strengthen supervisory skills in helping supervisees implement the ESFT model with fidelity.
This is a live synchronous distance learning activity conducted in real time, allowing for simultaneous participation of participants and instructors from different locations. This supervision-of-supervision series counts toward required annual supervision training hours in NC’s Intensive In-Home Services Program. CE credit is not available.
As a result of participating in this monthly supervision-of-supervision series, supervisors will be able to:
- Support the development of supervisees’ skills needed to implement the ESFT model with fidelity.
- Establish and maintain a positive, meaningful, and effective relationship with supervisees individually and collectively.
Intensive In-Home Supervision Didactics
Individual Supervisor Mentoring
Although this is optional for IIH supervisors, it is strongly recommended when new to the role and when preparing for certification as an ESFT supervisor. A senior faculty member with longstanding experience in ESFT is assigned to work with the supervisor over the course of the year. In collaboration with the supervisor, an individualized learning contract is collaboratively developed. The supervisor’s videotapes of their supervision are reviewed and discussed. Agencies can contract with CFBT in advance for a specific number of mentoring hours or can add this service at any point during a training year.