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Tue, Jun 13


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Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be to Support our System Involved Youth

This 2-day training by Pamela Parkinson, Ph.D., LCSW and Annya Shapiro, MFT meets CA BBS requirements of 15 CE Hours for new Supervisors. If you only need 6 CE Hours as an existing Supervisor, feel free to register and only attend Day 1 (but you cannot only attend Day 2).

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Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be to Support our System Involved Youth
Being the Best Supervisor that you can Be to Support our System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jun 13, 2023, 9:00 AM PDT – Jun 21, 2023, 5:30 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Pamela Parkinson, Ph.D., Annya Shapiro, MFT

Training Description

If you are a supervisor and are supervising unlicensed support providers who are working with system-involved youth and their families, this is an important training for you. We will focus on issues of culture in supervision and also on some legal issues of supervision. Learning will include ethical boundaries in supervision and how this parallels boundaries that support providers need to establish and maintain in their relationships with system involved youth and their families. We will also describe and review the relevance of countertransference in the supervisory relationship and how to help supervisees identify this in order to stay focused on, and most effectively address, the needs of system-involved youth and their families. Lastly, we will also define and address the zone of proximal learning and how we, as supervisors, can best understand and access this zone on behalf of our supervisees. This includes “live” observation of how our supervisees are supporting our youth! All of these things above will be touched upon during Day One and then we will go broader and deeper during Day Two.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to explain the basic requirements of supervisors including identifying at least 2 new 2022 laws and the ethics that must be followed.

· Participants will be able to identify at least 2 strategies for improving your relationship with your supervisee while maximizing their support of their system-involved youth and families.

· Participants will be able to identify the zone of proximal learning for supervisee sand apply it as part of supervision so that your supervisee can most effectively support system involved youth and families.



9–9:30AM   Sign-in, Introductions and Expectations for the day

9:30–10AM Identifying our many selves: Privileged and Subjugated (group work)

10–10:30AM Brainstorming and prioritizing our many supervisory challenges.

10:30–11AM Why we supervise and the supervisory basics in supporting youth and families.

11–11:30AM Therapeutic and Supervisory Alliances: What are these?

11:30–11:45AM BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

11:45AM–12:30PM  Laws and supervision: Breaking down our obligations as supervisors and the basic BBS expectations.

12:30–1PM Small Group debriefing of content and Large Group Questions and Aanswers.

1–1:30PM Boundary considerations in Supervision

1:30–2PM  LUNCH (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2–2:45PM  The Zone of Proximal Learning: What is it and how do we access it in supervision?

2:45–3:30PM  Culture, Dr. Hardy clip and Small group work

3:30–3:45PM BREAK  (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:45–4:30PM Countertransference and the supervisor’s obligation: more small group work

4:30–5PM  The LASS feedback form and Review of Tasks to try before next week

5–5:30PM Conclusions and ADJOURNMENT


9–9:30AM  Sign-in, Introductions and Expectations for the day

9:30–10AM Review from last week’s take aways and the Tasks that were assigned.

10–10:30AM Going deeper into last week’s supervisory challenges and identifying new ones?

10:30–11AM Refresher regarding: Why we supervise, issues specific to supporting youth and families, the Therapeutic Alliance and the Supervisory Alliance elements.

11–11:30AM Going deeper with PCOMS and the LASS!

11:30–11:45AM BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

11:45AM–12:30PM  Going deeper regarding the task of checking out the BBS FAQ’s, the 2022 New laws – did you do this? What did you find out? What new questions have come up?

12:30–1PM Supervisory Liability and Accountability: Pairing exercise about challenging supervisees?

1–1:30PM Digging deeper into boundary considerations in Supervision!

1:30–2PM  LUNCH (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2–2:30PM  The Zone of Proximal Learning review: Did anyone do this task of supporting a supervisee on Zoom?

2:30–3PM Live supervision practice/role play with phones and earpieces.

3–3:30PM  Did anyone do the task on culture from last week?

3:30–3:45PM BREAK  (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:45–4PM Watch Hardy videos on race and privilege

4–4:45PM Group work to go deeper into culture/countertransference/challenging supervision issues and then share with larger group.

4:45–5:15PM  The LASS feedback form: did anyone try this task from last week?

5:15–5:30PM Check out and ADJOURNMENT

Meet Our Trainer

Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW, is a clinical psychologist and clinical social worker, whose specialty area is working with youth and their families being served by our continuums of care with an emphasis on the importance of family engagement and the healing of traumatic attachment ruptures. Dr. Parkinson is also a certified Partners for Change Outcome Management Systems (PCOMS) evidence-based practice trainer. She currently works as a child/family consultant to Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) in the Bay Area and Pamela has worked in level 14 residential, Non-Public Schools (NPS), hospitals, and a variety of community-based settings including outpatient clinics, schools, diversion, kinship, etc.

Annya Shapiro, LMFT | Executive Director, Daly City Youth Health Center:  Annya, LMFT, joined DCYHC as Director of Behavioral Health in 2020 and has dedicated over 15 years to providing youth and families with trauma-informed mental health support services. Annya is passionate about family work and training clinicians to provide the best possible mental health care for the most vulnerable members of our community. Annya’s commitment to community mental health is evident in her innovative and collaborative approach to identifying and meeting the needs of the communities she serves. She believes that lasting mental health is best achieved when healing and support is extended beyond the individual to families, schools, and communities.  Annya has been promoted to Executive Director of DCYHC but continues to support the center with clinical supervision and training.

This course meets the qualifications for (15.0) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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