Clinical Supervision in the Addiction Profession, Part Five: How to Structure Clinical Supervision

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Recorded on December 13, 2019

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Effective counselor development is directly linked to an effective clinical supervision relationship. The exact style or model of the supervisory relationship, however, is not as important as the consistency of delivery and structure of supervision itself. Regardless of the supervision approach, a structured and consistent clinical supervision relationship is critical to the overall development of the counselor and the safety of the patient. This webinar will examine the difference between a structured and unstructured supervisory relationship and provide resources commonly used to maintain structure in clinical supervision. Instructions will also be given on how to train a supervisee to develop autonomy, how to leverage case management, and using an Individualized Development Plan (IDP).


Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, is the Executive Director of NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals. She previously served as the Executive Director of Danya Institute and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Prior to that, she was the Program Director for Volunteers of America Western Washington serving and the administrator of alcohol/drug centers providing a broad range of services, and a trainer in Domestic Violence/Anger Management and Conflict Resolution. Moreno Tuohy has written on a variety of professional issues, including addiction evaluation, counseling methods, co-occurring disorders, treatment and recovery. She has served as President of NAADAC, Certification Board Commissioner, International Chair, Treasurer and Legislative Chair for NAADAC.

Samson Teklemariam, MA, LPC, CPTM, has been a leader in the field of addiction treatment for over 10 years. With a background in CBT and experience leveraging eclectic clinical models, he has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including school-based, inpatient, adolescent academies, outpatient, prison-based, private practice, and family counseling settings. Teklemariam previously worked for Phoenix House Foundation as the National Director of Learning & Development; in this role, he managed a training department covering 100+ programs in 12 states.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand why it is vital to maintain consistency and structure in clinical supervision.
  • Define structured vs. unstructured supervision.
  • Explore how to use an Individualized Development Plan (IDP) to track progress throughout supervision.
  • Analyze effective tools to maintain structure in clinical supervision.

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Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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