Implementation Science with Evidence-Based Practices in Clinical Supervision*



Across the helping professions, we have arrived at a point where it is possible to create statements of best practices in supervision that are based on available empirical research; credentialing, ethical, and legal guidelines; and consensus opinion. Best Practices in Clinical Supervision provides useful guidelines for effective, ethical, competent, and accountable supervision practice in the following areas: Initiating Supervision, Goal Setting, Giving Feedback, Conducting Supervision, The Supervisory Relationship, Diversity and Advocacy Considerations, Ethical Considerations, Documentation, Evaluation, Supervision Format, The Supervisor- Competencies and Characteristics, and Supervisor Preparation. This webinar will discuss and how participants can best incorporate these into practice. Barriers to implementing best practices will be presented as well as ideas to increase the utilization of them in both supervisions and in clinicians. The best-practice guide to clinical supervision, an approach used across psychotherapy
practices. summaries the best available clinical evidence relating to clinical supervision and relates this information to key principles with a strong applied focus, drawing out practice guidelines and implications. The webinar aims to motivate mental health professionals to practice supervision with greater enthusiasm and proficiency. It is important to note that these are best practices rather than minimally acceptable practices. The best practice guidelines are intended to support supervisors in their work. They are intended to be relevant and practical, and are offered to augment the judgment of supervisors as they strive to do the following: (a) offer ethical and legal protection of the rights of supervisors, supervisees, and clients; and (b) meet the professional development needs of supervisees while protecting
client welfare.


  • Discuss the research on Supervision EBPs.
  • Identify the supervisor’s Role in EBP usage.
  • Explain the barriers to implementing EBPs.
  • Give ideas to increase utilization of EBPs in supervision and in clinical practice.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1012
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
    • Lecture.1
      Implementation Science with Evidence-Based Practices in Clinical Supervision
    • Lecture.1
      Implementation Science with Evidence-Based Practices in Clinical Supervision
  • QUIZ
    • Quiz.1
      Implementation Science with Evidence-Based Practices in Clinical Supervision 15 questions

Cheryl Meola, PhD., LCMHC, NCC has a doctorate from East Carolina University from the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Counseling. Her research and clinical work focus on Equine Assisted Therapy for clinical populations and Equine Assisted Wellness and Stress Reduction for helping professionals, veterans, parents, and others struggling with stress in day to day life. She has a private practice in Greenville, NC where she provides therapy and wellness counseling along with several talented equine co-therapists. Her specialties are coaching parents whose children are diagnosed with a mental health issue and working with counselors in self-growth and awareness. She also provides supervision for those pursuing licensure. She has two children and a little therapy puppy in training, and enjoys spending time at the farm with the horses and reading and writing about new ways to incorporate horses into therapy!