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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 Tuesday, November 1 – December 13, 2022 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm MT / 12:00 – 1:30 pm CT (no session November 22)


  • 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 Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 11:00 am MT / 12:00 pm CT
  • Commit to 5-weeks of online training for 1.5 hours weekly from November 8 – December 13, 2022 (No session on Nov 22)
  • Complete weekly self-study learning activities


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


The first 40 registrants will receive a Mountain Plains ATTC waiver that covers the entire $350 cost of participation. Once the 40 spots have been filled, registration will be closed. Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full requirements, please defer this opportunity to others. Registration is not transferable to another person.

Please Note: Registrants enrolled in this series are required to attend the November 1 and November 8 sessions. If you cannot attend these sessions, you will forfeit your space in the series.

In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by November 8 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 are required.

If you do not receive a welcome email October 31, please check your spam folder.

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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