Comprehensive Supervision Workshop Series
  • Comprehensive Supervision Workshop Series
    October 4–6, 2019
    Crowne Plaza Concord Walnut Creek

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance and support your best clinical skills and advance your clinical career as a CAMFT Certified Supervisor! Taking these three live workshops in one weekend will fulfill the coursework requirements for becoming a CAMFT Certified Supervisor. Any one workshop meets the California Board of Behavioral Sciences on-going requirement for Clinical Supervisors to complete six (6) hours of supervision coursework each license renewal cycle.* As a Supervisor or Supervisee your own personal model of supervision will continue to grow, change, and transform as you gain experience and insight. Be the first to experience these newly revised and updated courses! This is a unique opportunity—we do not anticipate these courses being offered again live for several years!


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Register for all three workshops and meet the 18-hour coursework section of the requirements to become a CAMFT Certified Supervisor!

*Click here to check the length of course required by the BBS to supervise (varies depending upon who you are supervising).


“Legal & Ethical Issues in Supervision”

Presented by Mike Griffin, LCSW, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney


This workshop is intended to provide an overview of statutory and ethical standards which apply to the supervision of pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and professional clinical counselors. The course will include a review of various statutory changes which went into effect on January 1, 2019, pursuant to the passage of AB 93. We will also discuss the application of legal and ethical standards to various problems that are commonly encountered by supervisors.

Additional regulatory changes concerning the topic of supervision are anticipated in the future. At the time of this workshop, it is not known exactly when such changes will occur. There will be some discussion during the workshop concerning changes that are anticipated, and CAMFT will offer further information regarding this topic as it becomes available.

This workshop is six hours in length. It satisfies the six-hour continuing education requirement for supervisors of aspiring marriage and family therapists, and professional clinical counselors. For individuals who plan to supervise associate clinical social workers, the workshop provides six of the fifteen required hours of continuing education in supervision. The workshop may also be used to fulfill a portion of the requirements for becoming a CAMFT certified supervisor, if that is your intent.

There will also be some discussion of selected legal and ethical issues that are relevant to supervision of pre-licensed therapists, such as: Scope of competency, scope of practice, standard of care, advertising and employment-related issues.

The specific content that is discussed, and the amount of time that is allotted to a particular issue may vary, depending on the needs of attendees, and other factors.

Examples of treatment scenarios, and/or complaints to licensing boards and ethics committees may be used to illustrate the issues being discussed.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify 2 or more ways to locate relevant California statutes and regulations that apply to supervision of pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and professional clinical counselors.
  2. Identify and describe 2 or more relevant ethical standards which concern advertising and required disclosures by pre-licensed therapists.
  3. Identify and describe 2 or more California statutes or regulations which concern the employment of pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and professional clinical counselors.
  4. Identify 2 or more changes to the Business and Professions Code which become effective on January 1, 2019 as the result of AB93.
“The Anatomy of Supervision”

Presented by Ellen Kinoy, LMFT


This workshop will provide participants with information about both the helpful and required structures of clinical supervision, as well as how to navigate the support-directive continuum within the supervisory relationship to address common supervisory dilemmas. We will also be exploring ways to integrate trauma-informed principles and an equity lens into clinical supervision and examining the comparative merits of different supervisory methods. Participants will be learning through a combination of didactic instruction, experiential exercises, videos and small group discussion.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  1. Name one example each of a supervision regulation, a workplace policy and individualized structure of supervision.
  2. Identify three steps required for becoming a CAMFT Certified Supervisor.
  3. Identify which one of the four support/directive quadrants matches their preferred style.
  4. Identify one aspect your Privileged Self and one aspect of your Subjugated Self.
  5. Name one example of Trauma-Informed Supervision applied to their own practice.
  6. Name the benefits and pitfalls of two methods of supervision.
“Deconstructing the Supervisory Relationship”

Presented by Ellen Kinoy, LMFT


This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of their role as supervisor and the nature of the supervisory relationship, to practice supervisory interventions with proven effectiveness, and to develop their personal philosophy of supervision congruent with their theory of psychotherapy. This workshop will be both didactic and experiential, leaving participants with concrete ideas to apply immediately in supervision, as well as a conceptual framework for understanding the complexities of the supervisory relationship.

These six-hour courses may be used to fulfill a portion of the requirements for becoming a CAMFT Certified Supervisor. This workshop can also stand on its own as a resource for anyone who provides clinical supervision to pre-licensed therapists and satisfies the BBS’ supervision requirements.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify the four stages of the Conscious Competence model of learning.
  2. Evaluate developmental goodness of fit between supervisor and supervisee.
  3. Deconstruct one supervisory encounter applying the principles of parallel process/isomorphism, transference and countertransference.
  4. Articulate three strategies to address power and contextual differences within the supervisory relationship. 
  5. Articulate three components of their philosophy of supervision.
  6. Describe three supervisory interventions and how to evaluate their usefulness.
“Legal & Ethical Issues in Supervision”
Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW, is an attorney at law and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mr. Griffin received his MSW degree from the USC School of Social Work in 1980 and obtained his LCSW in 1982. Mr. Griffin was a member of the first graduating class at Chapman University School of Law in 1998 and acquired his law license in 2002.

Mr. Griffin has a broad background of experience as a mental health professional. Over the course of his career, he has been employed as a therapist, clinical case manager, clinical supervisor to MFT Interns and Associate Clinical Social Workers, served as a program manager, and outpatient clinic director, and was the director of clinical operations for one of the largest non-profit organizations in Orange County, California. For several years, Mr. Griffin was employed in the department of Psychiatry at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA. During his time there, he worked as a child-family therapist, clinical supervisor, and outpatient clinic director, and was the coordinator of school-based mental health programs. Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist in Orange County, CA, and is an attorney with CAMFT, where he consults with CAMFT’s members regarding legal and ethical issues.

“The Anatomy of Supervision” AND “Deconstructing the Supervisory Relationship”
Ellen Kinoy, LMFT, is Clinical Director for Lincoln, where she began as a Clinical Supervisor for their burgeoning school-based programs. She received her MA in Clinical Psychology from New College of California in 1992, became licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1996, and has worked for more than 25 years providing services and designing programs for youth and families in the community and within the public funding stream. Kinoy is dedicated to providing accessible, innovative, and culturally-relevant services in response to community need and is adjunct faculty for the MA in Counseling Psychology program at John F. Kennedy University.
Hotel Reservations

The Crowne Plaza Concord hotel provides the finest in California comfort away from the hustle, bustle and high prices of downtown San Francisco. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, delicious dining in the onsite restaurant, and even bring along man’s best friend since they are a pet-friendly hotel.

A special group rate of $124 plus applicable taxes per night has been arranged for CAMFT members attending the workshop. To book your room reservation, please call reservations direct at 877.270.1393, or click here to book online. Be sure to identify yourself as attending CAMFT’s Supervision Workshop Series. The group rate will be available through Tuesday, September 10, 2019 or until rooms are sold-out. The Crowne Plaza requires a deposit of one-night room and tax at the time of reservation. Reservations must be canceled within 24-hours of arrival to avoid paying one-night’s room and tax as cancelation fee. All sleeping rooms are subject to an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. Complimentary hotel shuttle within a two-mile radius is available to all guests.

Hotel Parking

The Crowne Plaza hotel self-parking is complimentary for CAMFT attendees, and overnight guests will enjoy in and out privileges. Normally, the hotel does charge $16 for self- parking.

Getting There

The Crowne Plaza Concord Walnut Creek is accessible from Oakland Airport (approximately 36 minutes, 31 miles), San Jose Airport (approximately 1-hour, 54 miles), and the San Francisco Airport (approximately 47 min., 42 miles).

Take the Bart Yellow Line to Concord station. Bart stop is conveniently located to the Crowne Plaza Concord. Click here to pre-purchase BART Tickets or to plan your trip using BART.

Driving Directions

For custom driving directions click here.

  • Drive North on I-680 N
  • Take the Burnett Ave Exit Towards Concord Ave
  • Continue on Burnett Ave
  • Turn Left onto Diamond Blvd
  • Turn Right onto Concord Ave
  • Turn Left onto John Glenn Drive
  • Drive South on I-680 S
  • Take the Exit Towards Concord Ave
  • Merge onto Contra Costa Blvd
  • Turn Left onto Concord Ave
  • Turn Left onto John Glenn Drive
  • Drive West on CA-4
  • Take the CA-242 S Exit Towards Oakland/Concord
  • Continue onto CA-242 S
  • Take the Concord Ave Exit
  • Turn Right onto Concord Ave
  • Turn Right onto John Glenn Drive
Conference Disclaimers

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CAMFT is approved for CE hours by: CAMFT is recognized as a CE Provider by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for LMFTs, LEPs, LPCCs, and LCSWs (16 C.C.R. §1887.4.3(3)(D)); Provider Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider# CEP 4046) for number of contact hours and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP-EI Provider #1S-95-319-1019). Pre-licensed members and associates may earn hours of experience for attending CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisors.

Presenter Opinions and Sensitive Materials Disclaimer: Some workshops may include highly sensitive material. Presenters may express a wide variety of opinions and views which do not necessarily represent the opinions and views of CAMFT and/or you as an individual. The presenters were selected because of their expertise in their respective subject areas and to provide you with a diversity of views on a variety of topics to enhance your conference experience.

The CAMFT Education and Planning Committee selects and approves continuing education presenters and programs based on the information provided to the Committee by the workshop presenters. The Committee cannot be in attendance at all workshops to ensure that the information delivered is as described in the applications submitted to the Committee. The material and modalities presented by CAMFT continuing education workshops reflect the views of the presenters and have been made available by CAMFT for educational and informational purposes only and not as professional advice for specific cases or circumstances.

Refunds/Cancellations: Requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by CAMFT one week prior to the conference start date. The Administrative fee for cancellation shall be $25 for each day of a paid registration. This fee will be deducted for cancellations through the cancellation deadline. There will be no refunds on requests received after 11:59 p.m. exactly one-week prior to the event start date.

Special Needs: Facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the conference, please contact CAMFT at 858.292.2638. Special needs requests will be fulfilled if received at least 2 weeks prior to the event start date.

Consent to Use of Photographic and Video Images: CAMFT and its affiliates may be photographing, videotaping, audiotaping or webcasting CAMFT meetings, activities, and CAMFT-sponsored events. Registration, attendance at, and/or participation at any of these events constitute an agreement by the registrant or attendee to these activities and to the use and distribution of the registrant’s or attendee’s image, likeness, or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes.

Fragrance Sensitivity: To keep the environment free from unnecessary irritants, participants are asked to refrain from wearing heavily scented perfumes, colognes, or other products.

Anti-Harrassment Policy: CAMFT is committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all participants at its meetings or events. We expect all participants at a CAMFT meeting or event to abide by this Anti-Harassment Policy in all venues, including ancillary events and official and unofficial social gatherings:

  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
  • Alert community leaders if you notice harassment


Unacceptable behavior from any participant at a CAMFT meeting or event, including attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, contractors, volunteer leaders, vendors, venue staff, and anyone with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior,  CAMFT may take any action they deem appropriate,  including removal from a CAMFT meeting or event (without refund) at which the harassment occurred. Egregious violations will result in more severe sanctions.


Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019




Crowne Plaza Concord Walnut Creek
45 John Glenn Drive
Concord, CA 94520
Hotel Phone: (925) 825-7700

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