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Strategies for Handling Problems and Having Difficult Conversations in Clinical Supervision

Presented by George B. Haarman, Psy.D., LMFT

Presenter Bio

George B. Haarman, Psy.D., LMFT, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently in private practice. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Spalding University and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Haarman has been an instructor at Jefferson Community College, Bellarmine University, and Spalding University. He has presented seminars regionally and nationally on psychopathology, depression, and emotional disorders in children and adolescents, Clinical Supervision, and the DSM-5. George serves as a consultant to several school systems regarding the assessment of children. His prior experience includes working with youth detention centers, juvenile group homes, child protective services, and juvenile probation. Dr. Haarman has authored three professional books: School Refusal: Kids Who Can’t or Won’t Go to School, Clinical Supervision: Legal, Ethical, and Risk Management Issues, and Mastering DSM-5.

This workshop is specifically designed to teach you how to proactively handle and confidently address difficult issues faced by clinical supervisors today. You’ll learn:

• Tactics for giving difficult or uncomfortable feedback
• Strategies for managing a problematic supervisee

Course Objectives

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

  1. Demonstrate the use of constructive feedback strategies as they relate to clinical supervision practices.
  2. Identify strategies for preventing problems
  3. Develop a Performance Improvement Plan
  4. Develop your ability to provide constructive feedback to supervisees.
  5. Establish a Frame to Receive Constructive Feedback

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.

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