Negotiating the Complex Ethical Terrain of Clinical Supervision

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CE Credit: 3

Length: 3 hours

This video was originally webcast on November 16, 2012, and is now available on-demand.

Most psychologists will supervise. In so doing, they assume ethical responsibilities not only to the supervisee, but also to clients and even to the larger society our profession serves. These multiple responsibilities can make ethical decision making in supervision more complicated than in clinical practice. This workshop will review the conceptual and empirical literature on the prevalence and consequences of ethical breaches by supervisors and will provide a map of the ethical terrain supervisors must navigate, addressing issues such as evaluation, multiple relationships, and competence. It will conclude by moving beyond a focus on what not to do and on mere competence to address what the literature suggests is most characteristic of excellent supervision.

Learning Objective 1
Describe the incidence and consequences of supervision-related ethical breaches by psychologists.

Learning Objective 2
Discuss key areas of ethical concern in supervision and how supervisors might address them.

Learning Objective 3
Describe behaviors and strategies that are most characteristic of excellent supervision.

Presenter: Rod Goodyear, PhD

Dr. Goodyear is a licensed psychologist and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions of Counseling Psychology and of Psychotherapy). Currently at the University of Redlands, he is a University of Southern California Emeritus Professor, having directed the USC counseling psychology program for 20 years. He has served on APA’s Continuing Education Committee and its Commission on Accreditation and has received the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs’ Award for Lifetime Contributions to Education and Training in Counseling Psychology. Psychology supervision and training has been an important focus of his scholarship. In fact, his book with Janine Bernard, Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision has become, in its multiple editions, supervision’s most cited publication.

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