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Wed, Jun 05


Online Event

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

This 2-day training with Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW & Annya Shapiro, LMFT 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 & only attend Day 1 (but you CANNOT only attend Day 2).

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 05, 2024, 9:00 AM PDT – Jun 12, 2024, 5:30 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW & Annya Shapiro, LMFT

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 supervisees and apply it as part of supervision so that your supervisee can most effectively support system involved youth and families.



9:00–9:30AM  Sign-in, Introductions and Expectations for the day

9:30–10:00AM  Identifying our many selves: Privileged and Subjugated (group work)

10:00–10:30AM  Brainstorming and prioritizing our many supervisory challenges.

10:30–11:00AM  Why we supervise and the supervisory basics in supporting youth and families.

11:00–11:30AM  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 legal obligations as supervisors and the basic BBS expectations, structuring the supervisory 

relationship: what we provide and what we expect from our supervisees, and list the important basics of supervision

12:30–1:00PM  Small Group debriefing of content and Large Group Questions and Answers.

1:00–1:30PM  Boundary considerations in Supervision: Personal vs. professional boundaries in supervision, and No sexual relationship in supervision

1:30–2:00PM  LUNCH (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2:00–2:45PM  The Zone of Proximal Learning: What is it and how do we access it in supervision? How do we help our supervisees access their own zone of proximal learning? The role of countertransference in blinding us to our zones of proximal learning.

2:45–3:30PM  Culture: Dr. Hardy clip and Small group work, the interface of culture with the supervisory relationship, and the difference between hierarchy and oppression: seeing this difference.

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, listing the ways that supervisors can help their supervisees see their own stuff, and the therapeutic alliance and it’s relationship to getting feedback from our supervisees

4:30–5:00PM  The LASS feedback form and Review of Tasks to try before next week

5:00–5:30PM  Conclusions and ADJOURNMENT


9:00–9:30AM  Sign-in, Introductions and Expectations for the day

9:30–10:00AM  Review from last week’s take aways and the Tasks that were assigned.

10:00–10:30AM  Going deeper into last week’s supervisory challenges and identifying new ones

10:30–11:00AM  Refresher regarding: Why we supervise, issues specific to supporting youth and families, the Therapeutic Alliance and the Supervisory Alliance elements.

11:00–11:30AM  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?

12:30–1:00PM  Supervisory Liability and Accountability: Pairing exercise about challenging supervisees? Follow up on task from last week regarding: how did you introduce “culture” into your supervisory relationship?

1:00–1:30PM  Digging deeper into boundary considerations in Supervision! Being friendly vs. being friends with a supervisee: a dual relationship.

1:30–2:00PM  LUNCH (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2:00–2:30PM  The Zone of Proximal Learning review: Did anyone do this task of supporting a supervisee on Zoom? Sharing what the challenges were.

2:30–3:00PM  Live supervision practice/role play with phones and earpieces. After practice, debrief what the group noticed that went well and what still needs improvement.

3:00–3:30PM  Did anyone do the task on culture from last week? Identify and share what went well in these culture discussions with our supervisees.

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

3:45–4:00PM  Watch Hardy videos on race and privilege

4:00–4:45PM  Group work to go deeper into culture, countertransference, and 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? Share with us an example of how getting feedback directly from a supervisee 


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. Dr. Parkinson has spent most of her career working with system involved youth in our Continuum of Care (foster care, juvenile justice, mental health and the kids struggling in our school systems). She is a certified PCOMS evidence-based practice trainer. Pamela currently works as a child/family consultant to CBO’s in the Bay Area and has worked in level 14 residential, 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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