Background: Supervision is an important part of professional development. It requires personal and professional skills, knowledge, and clinical wisdom. This workshop will review the qualities of a supervisor and the guidelines in delivering excellent supervision in effort to promote positive and beneficial experience for both supervisor and supervisee.
Objectives: 1. Identify three strategies and methods for supervision. 2. Identify three stages of the supervision process and explain two issues in this process. 3. Identify two potential ethical issues that could occur in the process.
Skills in Providing Supervision of Diagnosis, Creating Treatment Plans and Providing Treatment
Models of Supervision
- Orientation Specific
Assessing your Skills and Strengths – Developing Self-Awareness
Guidelines for becoming an iaedp approved supervisor
Supervision Methods and Techniques
Live Observation, Self-Report, Video tapes, Role playing, Modeling, Team meeting
Techniques: Sample worksheets and forms
Observing and Assessing Supervisee Skills
Reflective Practice Supervision
Addressing common issues specific to working with patients with eating disorders such as body image issues, resistance, psychosomatic issues
Addressing countertransference and transference issues
Addressing Boundary issues
Providing Feedback: Evaluations and Progress Forms
This workshop will be interactive and engaging and will have participants practice reflective supervision. Further, supervision techniques will be reviewed including sample worksheets and forms. An important aspect of supervision is evaluation. The presenter will discuss ways in which to provide feedback. Supervision is part of the gate keeping process of the profession in the eating disorder field. It’s important to have competence and confidence as a supervisor and provide appropriate and direct feedback. Overall, this presentation will assist and support those leaders, managers, supervisors in the work with supervisees to enhance treatment, professionalism, and ethics. This is a professional development workshop that will include role-playing, audience participation, and laughter.
Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS, is the Executive Clinical Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Cabrera oversees patient care, program development, staff training and supervision throughout the Rosewood system. She has a wealth of diverse clinical experience including 20 years treating individuals, families and groups with a range of medical and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Cabrera is the author of Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy (Rowman & Littlefield). This first of its kind book speaks to moms to assist in healing from body image disturbances and disordered eating.