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Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Douglas Guiffrida, PhD

CE Credit: 6 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Test Only

Course Abstract

Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy is a 6-hour test only continuing education (CE) course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source.

This CE test is based on the book "Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy" (2015, 145 pages). The author is the recipient of the 2015 Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES) Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award. The text articulates a practical, theoretical approach to supervision that integrates salient elements of a number of diverse but complementary theoretical perspectives from the fields of human development, psychotherapy, and clinical supervision to assist in facilitating supervisee growth and change from a constructivist framework. Constructive Clinical Supervision is written in a way that is highly accessible and inviting to supervisors who are new to constructivist ideas, while also offering sufficient theoretical depth and practical utility for those already well versed in constructivism. It is written for supervisors from all backgrounds, from beginning graduate students who are learning about supervision for the first time, to seasoned veterans who are exploring ways to deepen their clinical practice.

Closeout course #60-99 | 42 posttest questions

This course will be permanently retired on July 31, 2017.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the theoretical approaches that form the basis for constructive supervision
2. Identify research that supports the efficacy of the constructive approach to supervision
3. Name practical ways to apply a constructivist framework to the process of clinical supervision
4. Identify techniques used by constructive supervisors to teach and motivate supervisees
5. Describe reflective activities that are used to lead supervisees to discover their own answers
6. List ways to evaluate supervisee outcomes using constructivist principles of evaluation and assessment

NBCC ACEP Approved ProviderNBCC Clock Hours: 6 | 
NBCC ACEP Number: 5590 | 

Professional Development Resources
 is also approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (#193) and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (#RCST100501). 


This test-only course provides instant access to the CE test that enables you to earn CE credit for reading a published course book (book NOT included in your course enrollment). After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to Download/Print or Take CE Test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course book).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Douglas Guiffrida, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development and Director of Accreditation and Program Implementation at the University of Rochester, Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development. He is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. He has nearly 20 years of clinical supervision experience and has taught a doctoral-level class in clinical supervision since 2000. Guiffrida has served as associate editor for best practices for the Journal of Counseling Development, senior associate editor for the Journal of College Counseling, and as a reviewer and editorial board member for several other scholarly publications.


Financial: Dr. Guiffrida receives royalties from Routledge Publishers on sales of his book.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.  

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