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Continuing Education

Solution-Focused Supervision

Date: 9:00am PDT June 21

Are you interested in the use of Solution-Focused strategies in clinical supervision? Do you already have experience using Solution-Focused approaches in clinical supervision? Would you like to learn how to elicit the best from your supervisees and work toward increasing supervisee self-sufficiency and their helpfulness with clients?

This course is designed for professional counseling supervisors who are eager to further develop supervisory skills and expand their use of Solution-Focused strategies in clinical supervision.

In this workshop, participants will learn the following:

  • How to recognize opportunities for the use of already-developed Solution-Focused interventions within a supervision context
  • Developing—from the beginning—a supervisory atmosphere conducive to Solution-Focused interactions, creativity, the recognition and use of supervisee strengths, and how to increase the likelihood of optimal supervisee development
  • Indicators of supervisee readiness for thinking about, learning, and then actualizing Solution-Focused philosophy and interventions
  • Goal identification and measurement of progress indicators in professional clinical supervision
  • The use of the “miracle question” and its variations; how to increase the likelihood of the “instillation of hope” in your supervisees and yourself

We will discuss practice supervisor/supervisee interactions, with active participation in the development of skills helpful to developing Solution-Focused interactions. The use of measurement and goal identification, strategies for specific goal-setting, ongoing measurement of supervisee-established behavioral changes, and the successive-approximations lens will also be explored.

This training meets the 3-hour requirement for licensed and registered supervisors from the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT).

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Friday, June 21, 2019, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Instructor: James Gurule, MA, LPC

Noncredit: $60, includes 3 CEUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni receive 20% off.

  • We are committed to making our events accessible to all needs and abilities. When registering, let us know your access needs. To discuss your access needs before registering, please contact us at 503-768-6040 or cce@lclark.edu.

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About the Presenter

James Gurule, MA, LPC is a child and family therapist and Clinical Supervisor who has worked in Community Mental Health for the past 28 years. In addition to providing psychotherapy and supervision, James has taught Counseling Psychology graduate courses at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling since 1998.

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