Certificate in Clinical Supervision

Our Certification in Clinical Supervision for mental health professionals is approved by the Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools through The Colorado School for Family Therapy.

This course includes twenty hours of supervision of supervision and forty-five hours of education that will allow graduates to become eligible for the Approved Clinical Supervisor credential offered by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). To view the CCE training requirements, please click here.

The virtual classroom course of 45 clock hours of clinical supervision training specific to providing clinical supervision or becoming a clinical supervisor will include each of the following content areas:

  1. Roles and functions of clinical supervisors ( including Mentor, Teacher, GateKeeper, and Co-Creator)
  2. Models of clinical supervision (including Person-Centered, Jungian, Psychoeducational, and Systemic Theories)
  3. Mental health-related professional development (including Counselor Development Plans provided by Supervisors)
  4. Methods and techniques in clinical supervision (including Expressive Arts such as Sandplay Therapy, Art Therapy, and Play Therapy)
  5. Supervisory relationship issues (including transference, counter-transference, and larger systemic issues)
  6. Cultural issues in clinical supervision (including Ethnicity, Gender, Class, Religion, and Sexual Orientation)
  7. Group supervision (including managing conflict, transference, and counter-transference in a group context)
  8. Legal and ethical issues in clinical supervision (including dual and multiple relations, confidentiality, regulatory board complaints, and reporting supervisees for misconduct)
  9. Evaluation of supervisee competence and the supervision process (including annual reports, supervisee evaluation of the supervisor, and managing power dynamics)
  10. Colorado specific supervision rules and requirements (including Telehealth, Telesupervision, State rules and policies on supervision, and responding to regulatory board complaints about your supervision)

The virtual class will be taught over 2 Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 am- 3:30 pm, equalling 4 days total. Homework will be part of the instruction. Students who have taken the School's LPC Supervisor Class will be credited financially and with contact hours for this course. The School also provides supervision of supervision to be eligible for the CCE Approved Clinical Supervisor.
The course is $700 total. 

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The instructor, Dr. Reo Leslie, LPC, LMFT, LAC, MAC, RPT-S, ACS directs The Colorado School for Family Therapy which has educated clinicians in mental health licensure in Colorado for 29 years. Dr. Leslie has supervised hundreds of clinicians in Colorado since 1996 and taught supervision courses on the master and doctoral levels since 1997. He is a former Vice-Chair of the State of Colorado LPC Board and the former Mental Health Representative on the State of Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ). He has been an expert witness for and against DORA in Regulatory Board complaints. Dr. Leslie drafted two bills (HB14-1271 and HB17-1011) that were passed unanimously into law by the Colorado General Assembly. He has also been an Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) since 1996. Dr. Leslie also served as an NFL Approved Clinician, Consultant to the Chicago Bears, and Clinician to the Denver Broncos.

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