Title of Workshop: Live Supervision - Guidance for Supervisors
Saturday, October 14, 2023
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. (3 CE Hours)
Presenter: Kathy Langsam, M.A., LMFT
While Live Supervision for MFT Trainees and Associates has been utilized for over 60 years, most supervisors receive little formal training on the topic. This 3-hour training will cover various models of Live Supervision, including supervisor’s roles, types of interventions, impact on the supervisor/supervisee relationship and impact on the therapeutic relationship. Legal and ethical issues will be discussed as well as technical considerations of the various models of Live Supervision.
Competent supervision addresses the broad range of diversity dimensions (e.g., age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, socio-economic status, oppression and privilege). This workshop will highlight the importance of understanding and factoring in the multiple identities of each individual: client(s), supervisee, supervisor and differing worldviews. Including adding the nuance of live supervision into the mix, in particular, how the supervisory power differential may impact the client(s) supervisee interactions and supervision interactions/ relationship.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of Live Supervision, including: in the room, behind the mirror; Remote Live Supervision/Video Conference via one-way mirror; Online Live via Telehealth-Virtual one-way mirror.
- Identify the legal and ethical issues effecting Live Supervision.
- Describe supervisor interventions for a Live session, including effects on the supervisory relationship and therapeutic relationship.
After Successfully Completing This Course, Supervisors Will Be Able To:
- Identify 3 supervisor roles in Live sessions
- Identify 5 Live Supervision strategies, including advantages & disadvantages for each.
- Identify 3 actions to prepare client(s) for Live session.
- Identify 5 actions to prepare supervisee for Live Supervision.
- Describe key legal and practical concerns that are relevant in providing Live Supervision for each model.
Kathy Langsam is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. She has supervised and supported Marriage Family Trainees, Associates and licensed staff in her various roles as Director of Clinical Services, Clinical Director, Director of Training and Internship Program for over twenty years in community mental health throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kathy holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology, with a double emphasis in Family Therapy and Child/Adolescent Treatment from John F. Kennedy University. She is a Certified Supervisor by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists and she facilitates consultation groups with supervisors. Kathy has been an Adjunct Faculty at numerous graduate programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Courses taught: Psychopathology; Community Mental Health; Evidence-Based Practice; Special Issues in Family Treatment; Introduction to Applied Psychology; Individual and Family Life Transitions Counseling; Legal & Ethical Issues in Trauma and Practicum.