Promoting Professionalism in Clinical Supervision: Embracing Supervisory Identity and Illuminating Competence

Online Training via Zoom 

Questions about this event can be sent to prior to January 21st, 2022.

General Information:

Friday January 21, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM ET 

This event will not be recorded. 

Supervision CECs: pre-approved by CCPA for 6 CECs

Level: Advanced


  • EDUC 5850 or EDUC 7000 OR;
  • introductory and intermediate CCPA Clinical supervision workshops OR;
  • CCC-S or equivalent.


This one-day advanced-level online workshop is designed to promote professionalism in the practice of clinical supervision. Participants will further consolidate their professional identity as a clinical supervisor through targeted concept refinement and skill development. Clinical supervision competencies will be enhanced as participants engage in applied and experiential workshop activities that call for integration of prior conceptual and skill-based learning with a heightened critical analytic focus.

Selected areas of exploration in this workshop reflect needs that have been identified by practicing Canadian clinical supervisors. These include (a) operationally differentiating clinical supervision from other supporting roles and practices (e.g., mentoring, coaching, consulting); (b) establishing a framework for comprehensive clinical supervision sessions (e.g., content coverage, methods employed); (c) competency-based and growth-promoting assessment, feedback, evaluation, and reporting; (d) ethically-congruent clinical supervision documentation (e.g., session summaries, formative reports, summative reports); (e) clinical supervision challenges leading to difficult conversations and/or remediation plans); and (f) crystallizing clinical supervisor identity.

Integral to each of the investigations above will be attunement to the balancing of relationship and process, recognition of the omnipresent power differential given the hierarchical relationships and evaluative components in pre-service and licensure supervision, navigation of ethical conundrums, and fostering deeper awareness, sensitivity, and competence.


Blythe Shepard, Ph.D., CCC-S is of British and Kanien'kehá:ka ancestry, a professor at the University of Lethbridge, and co-editor of the Clinical Supervision of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Profession.






Lori Rudniski is the director of a long-term counselling centre, instructor at the University of Manitoba and a CCC-S. She provides supervision for practicing counsellors and for university practicum students.






Promoting Professionalism in Clinical Supervision: Embracing Supervisory Identity and Illuminating Competence

  • January 21, 2022
  • Online via Zoom