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Fri, Aug 20


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

Pamela Parkinson, Ph.D., LCSW

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

Time & Location

Aug 20, 2021, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Pamela Parkinson, Ph.D., LCSW

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 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 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.

Learning Objective

  • Learn the basic requirements of supervisors
  • Practice how to learn from your supervisee’s feedback how to improve your relationship while maximizing their support of their system-involved clients.
  • Explore culture in supervision and the importance of how to bring this into the relationship in a sensitive and meaningful manner to that supervisees can replicate this with system involved youth that they support.


9:30 AM – 9:45 AM   Sign-in and Introductions

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM Brainstorming of supervisory challenges.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Breaking down our obligations as supervisors and the basic BBS expectations.

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM   BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM  Challenges of clinical supervision and overcoming these.

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Small group work: Debrief and sharing

12:30 PM  – 1:00 PM Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

1:00 PM  – 2:15 PM Cultural challenges to the supervisory relationship: the parallel process to service delivery.

2:15 PM  – 2:45 PM Group work: Identifying appropriate boundaries in the supervisory relationship.

2:45 PM  – 3:00 PM BREAK (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

3:00 PM  – 3:45 PM Small group work: What does countertransference and “our stuff” look like in supervision for both of us?

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM Practicing soliciting feedback from supervisees on some of the most challenging topics: how?

4:15 PM  – 4:30 PM 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.

This course meets the qualifications for (6.0) BBS CEUs 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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