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Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy course is a BOOK COURSE and requires the purchase of the book if not already owned. (See Pricing page for details)

Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy Course Objectives and Outline:

Course Objectives:

  1. Define constructivist counseling, development and learning.
  2. Identify at least two specific concepts that define constructivist clinical supervision.
  3. Describe at least two assessment practices within the constructivist model.
  4. Identify at least two activities used by constructivist supervisors to guide supervisees.
  5. Describe at least two psychotherapy theories often incorporated into constructive clinical supervision.

Course Outline:

  1. A Brief Introduction to Constructivist Counseling, Development, and Learning
  2. Influential Theories of Psychotherapy
  3. The Process of Constructive Supervision
  4. Reflective Activities
  5. Assessment
  6. Answers to Common Questions about Constructive Clinical Supervision

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: Douglas Guiffrida

Douglas Guiffrida is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development 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. The author of over 30 articles and book chapters in leading counseling and higher education
publications, 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.

He is the recipient of the 2015 Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and the American Counseling Association’s Ralph F. Berdie Research Award, which recognizes innovative college student affairs research. Constructive Clinical Supervision in Counseling and Psychotherapy provides an opportunity for readers to earn continuing education credit for the learning they engage in while reading this book.

Guiffrida has also written an article that that was published in the Journal of Constructivist Psychology in which he summarized key elements of the constructive approach. Free access to the article is available to the first 50 people via the following link:


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