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Learning from Expert Supervisors in Action

December 5, 2023

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. PST
Virtual Presentation via Zoom

Hosted by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Mental Health Training Program

Registration is now closed for this seminar.

Presented by Arpana Inman, PhD

Presenter Bio

Experienced leader and administrator with a demonstrated history of working in higher education, serving diverse stakeholders across colleges on campus, advancing institutional mission around equity and inclusion, and providing professional development opportunities to faculty, staff, and students. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Counseling Psychology from Temple University.

The importance of psychotherapy supervision can be attested to by the increased state laws and regulations certifying supervisors but also the recent development of the APA Guidelines on Supervision (2014). Although there are an increasing number of calls for materials outlining and demonstrating what expert supervisors actually do in supervision, supervision remains a behind closed doors activity.

To rectify this situation, APA recently undertook a new video series spearheaded by Hanna Levenson and Arpana G. Inman. In this series, 11 eminent psychotherapy supervisors each conduct a 45-minute supervision session with one of his/her supervisees. The format of the series is closely modeled after APA’s Expert Therapist Series. Each expert represents a different approach to supervision cutting across the range of psychotherapy-based and supervision-based orientations.

For this Workshop, I will show excerpts from two-three of these videos—starting and stopping the DVD at appropriate moments to allow discussion of essential supervisory parameters. Specifically, for each model the theoretical underpinnings and/or perspective of the approach will be addressed. The goals, tasks, and functions of the model will be elucidated, as well the supervisory methods and techniques used. As the supervisory hour unfolds, the structure and process of each model will be highlighted, and the participants will have the opportunity to try on the central tenets of that model for one of their supervisory cases. In addition to these basic principles, each model examines how it handles common supervisory dilemmas (e.g., teach-treat tensions, difficult supervisees, trainee deficits, power issues, legal/ethical considerations) and multicultural/diversity issues. Research evidence for each approach will be provided.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Describe the principles/methods/processes of three models of supervision.
  2. Discuss how they can apply relevant principles/methods/processes from each model to their actual supervisory cases.
  3. Compare the models for their similarities and differences in approaches and processes
  4. Plan on the use of supervision models in the provision of competent supervision

Instructional Level


This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.
Instructional Methodology
On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association, Office of Professional Development, to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for 2 hours continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals.

Refund and Attendance Policy

The seminars mentioned above are Free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Employees and Trainees.

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 for those who attend the entire lecture.

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