APA-approved CE Sponsor

Title: Growing your own: Developing mental health training programs to address local service needs

Date: January 13, 2022 12:00-1:00pm CT

CE: 1 hour CE

Cost: $25

Presented by: Christine Love Sterk, PhD, HSP-P

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Clover Educational Consulting Group is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Clover Educational Consulting Group maintains responsibility for this program and its content


About the Training:

The demand for mental health professionals continues to increase across the United States, particularly since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. On a macro level, agencies can contribute to growth of the field by training graduate students to be highly-qualified clinicians equipped to assist those in need. In the short term, agencies can benefit from acting as a training site through use of trainees to help meet service demands. This training will teach professionals what they need to know to develop a training site for psychology, counseling, social work, and marriage and family therapy trainees, including the use of the Integrative Developmental Model (Stoltenberg et al., 2014) in considering what trainees are best suited for your site. An introduction to Competency-Based Supervision (Falender & Shafranske, 2007) will help supervisors prepare for appropriately evaluating trainees’ skills and progress, and logistical components of developing a training program will be discussed.

Educational Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe a rationale for developing a training program at your agency to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Identify who is an appropriate trainee for your site based on the principles of the Integrative Developmental Model of Supervision.
  • Explain how the concepts of Competency-Based Supervision can provide structure for supervising trainees.
  • Create a framework for implementing a training program within your agency.

About Dr. Love Sterk:

Christine Love Sterk is a staff consultant with Clover Educational Consulting Group. In her previous role as the training coordinator of the multidisciplinary training program at Indiana State University’s Counseling Center, she expanded the program from 7 to 12 trainees spanning multiple levels of experience. From there she went on to become the Training Director at the Wake Forest University Counseling Center, developing and earning accreditation for the psychology internship program in record time. Christine now uses her expertise to assist internship and postdoctoral programs in their pursuit of APPIC membership and APA accreditation.

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