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Supervision and Leadership – Applying concepts, techniques, and interventions for proactive and engaging supervision

Supervision is more than tending to schedules, checking documentation, and reviewing cases. Clinical supervisors are in the unique position to assist clinicians in their ongoing clinical skill development. Adopting the concept of deliberate practice, supervisors can help clinicians implement clinical skills that may lead to better outcomes for the people they serve.

These interactive sessions will guide participants in exploring current practices, focusing on skill practice to enhance supervision, and incorporating routine feedback for specific skills. Participants will practice using real- and case-examples to examine managing feedback, difficult situations, and cultural differences.

NOTE:  For each weekly module, participants will have the opportunity to conduct activities in-person or remotely using technology.


Every Monday, October 18 – November 22, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm MT / 3:00 – 4:30 pm CT


  • Identify “stuck points” in current clinical supervision practices – managing differences and roadblocks
  • Explore and learn about the concepts of deliberate practice
  • Participate in exercises that promote competency in giving performance-based feedback


  • Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder, and Recovery Service providers in HHS Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)
  • Have two (2) years of experience as a clinical supervisor and understand the concepts of supervision


  • Access to appropriate technology to utilize Zoom videoconferencing platform (internet connection, webcam, laptop/tablet, speakers and microphone)
    • Attend a one-hour online Orientation on Monday, October 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm MT / 3:00 pm CT
  • Commit to 5-weeks of online training for 1.5 hours weekly from October 25 – November 22, 2021
  • Complete weekly self-study learning activities


  • Amy Shanahan, MS, CADC
  • Elizabeth Sysak, PhD


The first 40 registrants will receive a waiver that covers the entire $350 cost of participation. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.

Please Note:

Registrants enrolled in this series are expected to attend the October 18th and 25th sessions. In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by October 25th in order to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time. This is not a webinar series and active participation to gain/improve skills is required.

Continuing Education:

The series has been approved for a total of 13.5 contact hours (12.5 hours content instruction and one hour orientation session) through the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) ACEP No. 6492. No credit will be awarded for non-attendance or partial attendance. 

The knowledge and skills learned should be applied within the framework of any applicable Operating and/or Credentialing regulations in your State of practice.


please contact the MPATTC Workwise Staff at or by phone at 775-784-6265 or 866-617-2816 (toll-free).

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