Multicultural Competency-based Clinical Supervision

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Presented by Carol Falender, PhD

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This training describes essential components of multicultural clinical supervision as defined by the subsequent research on clinical supervision. Participants will learn the complexity of the multiple components of supervisor multicultural competence and cultural humility considering health equity. There will be an emphasis on multicultural identities and worldviews. Impact of COVID-19, telesupervision. identification and prevention of frequent supervisor errors and inadequate or even harmful supervision will be outlined. Focus will be on enhancing supervisor competence.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe three ways cultural humility is manifest in development of the supervisory relationship.
  • Identify one aspect of competency-based clinical supervision.
  • Describe two supervisory best practices regarding telesupervision.
  • Describe one aspect of trauma-informed clinical supervision.
  • Identify one way intellectual humility is essential in clinical supervision.
  • Describe a difference between progressive and regressive supervision.


Presented by Carol Falender, PhD

Carol Falender, Ph.D. is co-author of books on clinical supervision: Clinical Supervision: A Competency-based Approach (2004; second edition, 2021), Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision:  A Guide for Practicum Students and Interns (2012) The Essentials of Competency-based Clinical Supervision (2017), co-editor of Casebook for Competency-based Clinical Supervision and all with Edward Shafranske;  Multiculturalism and Diversity in Clinical Supervision:  A Competency-based Approach (2014) edited with Edward Shafranske and Celia Falicov and Consultation in Psychology:  A Competency-based Approach (2020) with Edward Shafranske.  She has conducted workshops and symposia internationally, directed APA approved training programs and chaired the Supervision Guidelines Task Force of the Board of Educational Affairs of APA. She received a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association for innovative contributions to the practice of clinical supervision, and in 2018 received the Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association.