This course provides 45 hours of training in clinical supervision. The course meets the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy educational requirements for Professional Counselors (LPCs and LPCCs) and exceeds requirements for Alcohol & Drug Counselors who intend to seek the approved-supervisor credential. The course does NOT meet requirements for the AAMFT approved-supervisor credential, as only courses provided directly by the AAMFT meet those requirements. This course meets on Zoom and includes additional assignments to be completed online.

The course covers major models of clinical supervision; development and maintenance of the supervisor-supervisee relationship; ethical and legal aspects in clinical supervision; cultural competence in clinical supervision; and structuring, intervention, and evaluation practices in clinical supervision.

Required Text to be Purchased BEFORE Starting the Course

Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision (6th Edition) (What’s New in Counseling) 6th Edition By Janine M. Bernard (Author), Rodney K. Goodyear (Author) · Publisher: Pearson; 6 edition (January 22, 2018)· ISBN-13: 9780134790282· ISBN-13: 9780134752518

*Please note ticket sales are only available up to 1 week prior to event to allow time for the book to be ordered and arrive before class begins. Adler Graduate School has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6915. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Adler Graduate School is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Certificates of completion will be awarded upon final evaluation of the course distributed by Adler.

Virtual Classroom Sessions

Fridays, April 19, 26, May 3, 10, and 17, 2024 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM


Participants are expected to participate in small group discussions and outside of scheduled class time. Participants are expected to work with peers to find one-hour time slots that work for everyone in the small group.

Participants are expected to complete substantial reading assignments and online quizzes/surveys at the end of each scheduled course.

Participants must submit an APA Formatted Philosophy of Clinical Supervision Final Paper and prepare final Supervision Documents assignment following the last class session.

Participants must submit a final Supervision Documents assignment in preparation for developing clinical supervision documentation required for future best practice clinical supervision.

Hours Tasks/Activities

15 Reading course texts/assigned articles

5 Weekly Scheduled Course Quiz/Survey

15 Weekly Scheduled Course Attendance & Active Participation

4 Case Studies

6 Assignments

45 Total Hours

Please note, there will be a final APA formatted paper that complies the learned information throughout the course applied to each participant’s own clinical theoretical style related to clinical supervision philosophy. There will also be a final assignment to develop Supervision Documents that are required as part of future clinical supervision, both assignments to be completed by midnight the final course date.

45 CEs

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Distinguish the central role of clinical supervision in providing superior clinical services through improving client welfare, ensuring informed consent and honoring client rights.

2. Distinguish factors that generate positive supervisory relationships from their inception, including informed consent for supervision, management of expectations, and appropriate professional boundaries.

3. Demonstrate understanding of the ethical, legal, advocacy and gatekeeping responsibilities of clinical supervisors.

4. Assess power dynamics in the supervisory relationship and consider issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

5. Demonstrate commitment to cross-cultural responsiveness in all supervisory relationships.

6. Generate, and demonstrate commitment to, fulfillment of key supervisory responsibilities, to include ensuring informed consent for supervision, completing and referencing the supervision contract, modeling ethics and boundaries, and serving as a gatekeeper for the counseling profession.

7. Articulate a personal model of clinical supervision, drawn from existing models of supervision and preferred styles of therapy and supervision.



Brittany Hamann, PsyD, LPCC (she/her) holds a PsyD and is a licensed professional clinical counselor and board-approved supervisor serving greater rural Minnesota in private practice. She received a doctorate degree in counseling psychology from Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis, MN and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She has practiced counseling in many levels of care including inpatient psychiatric units, residential treatment, intensive outpatient care and rural health care. Dr. Hamann’s doctoral research titled “Dismissing a Supervisee: The experience of the clinical supervisor” examined the experiences of clinical supervisors who had dismissed a supervisee who was also a student. The focus of this work examined the decision-making process and their overall experiences. A Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy Approved Clinical Supervisor, Brittany has been involved in clinical supervision practice, research, and has taught graduate level courses in best practice clinical supervision.

The Zoom Link and Canvas access to the presentation will be sent out by the presenter during the week before it starts.