Clinical Supervision for Counselors


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Clinical Counseling Supervision draws from counseling skills to train the next generation of counselors. This workshop addresses the similarity and differences that supervision has with counseling and is primarily designed for the beginning to intermediate supervisor that is or is preparing to supervise a beginning counselor.  

This presentation will help the supervisor understand the various concepts of supervision and include various models and approaches, enhance helpful and effective supervisory interventions and help the supervisor provide effective feedback and appropriate evaluation.  It will provide a foundation to understand the supervision process, understand the difference between clinical and administrative supervision, address ethical issues and other supervision issues that may arise.  Ultimately, the workshop is designed to help both the supervisor and the supervisee get the most out of the supervision process. 


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify advanced roles and functions of supervisors
  2. Apply clinical supervision models
  3. Identify various management supervision models and styles
  4. List key relationship issues in supervision
  5. Recognize essential legal and ethical issues
  6. Understand Evaluation issues
  7. Apply workshop information to real and presented scenarios


This course is fully online and on-demand, with no synchronous meeting sessions. It must be completed within 12 weeks of registration. Coursework consists mainly of video presentations and short answer assessments that will be reviewed by the faculty.

Primary Audience

Supervisors in counseling clinics


Verl T. Pope, Ed.D., LPC, CMHC, NCC, CCMHS, ACS

Dr. Verl T. Pope is a Professor of Counseling and founding Program Director for the Counseling Program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He has extensive experience in counseling program development and counseling accreditation. He has served as the Counseling Program Chair for the Utah Campus of the University of Phoenix. Prior to that, he was a Professor of Counseling and Chair of the Department of Counseling, Social Work and Leadership at Northern Kentucky University. And before that, he was a professor and taught counseling at Southeast Missouri State University. Read more