Multicultural Supervision: Framework, Techniques, and Challenges

This workshop begins by laying the groundwork for multiculturally competent supervision, focusing on the ways in which such supervision is an ethical imperative and consistent with the competencies movement and guidelines on the provision of effective supervision. Attention is then paid to multicultural supervision competencies such as creating a multiculturally informed supervisory environment, offering multicultural education, applying the ADDRESSING+ framework, incorporating cultural formulations, and attending to the self of the supervisor and the supervisee. The focus then shifts to supervisory techniques aligned with effective multicultural supervision including forging a strong supervisory relationship, focusing on the triadic relationship, enhancing multicultural awareness, and addressing power dynamics. This is followed by a discussion of the challenges to implementing multiculturally competent supervision. The pertinent research is reviewed. Throughout the workshop, vignettes are used to highlight the points. The audience is engaged in self-reflective activities related to their competence the conduct of supervision that is multiculturally competent, culturally humble, and attuned to and inclusive of diversity.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the 2015 Guidelines for Clinical Supervision in Health Service Psychology Related to Diversity (Domain B) and associated key supervisor multicultural competencies
  2. Create a multiculturally informed supervisory environment and address multicultural issues in supervision with humility, empathy, and an appreciation of intersecting social identities
  3. Discuss multicultural awareness
  4. Create a strong supervisory relationship
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Instructional Level


Licensed mental health professionals employed through Kaiser Permanente and psychological assistants performing under supervision of a licensed psychologist.

This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.

Instructional Methodology

On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund and Attendance Policy

All programs offered on KP Learn for CE credit through the KP Northern California Mental Health Training website are free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Staff and trainees. Once a course is selected in the KP NCAL MH Training Website, the registration process begins, and it will appear in the individuals KP Learn profile for completion within 90 days.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire program. An attestation of attendance will be given once the individual has completed viewing the program, which will then initiate the final steps of completing the evaluation forms to receive a certificate of completion.