Central Principles & Functions of Clinical Supervision*



This webinar on the Central and Functions of Clinical Supervision aims to introduce the basic principles and functions that come with being a clinical supervisor. Those in attendance will get a grasp of the function played by Clinical Supervision in ensuring that appropriate skills and performance are geared towards providing patients with utmost care. Included in the session are certain skills that supervisors need to develop, how clinical supervision affects clinical programs, and the responsibility of supervisors in guarding and upholding the profession. A discussion on the direct observation methods will introduce participants to processes that will allow them to monitor certain skills to be developed, performance to be improved, and issues to be addressed to ensure quality care is provided. New supervisors and those new to how clinical supervision works will learn how to deal with the tasks that come with the role, and the important factors to consider. Effectively dealing with supervisee resistance will be discussed in this webinar. A list of key features of a good relationship in clinical supervision will also be noted to help participants develop a positive therapeutic alliance.


  • Explain how Clinical Supervision enhances the quality of client care and welfare. 
  • Identify the importance of clinical supervision and how to provide effective supervision. 
  • Discuss how Clinical Supervision Increases workforce satisfaction, professionalization, and staff retention. 
  • Discuss how Clinical Supervision can ensure that services provided adhere to the Evidenced-based Practice Models. 
  • Give the importance of Direct Observation with methods that can be used effectively. 
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 1010
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
    • Lecture.1
      Central Principles & Functions of Clinical Supervision*
    • Lecture.1
      Central Principles & Functions of Clinical Supervision
  • QUIZ
    • Quiz.1
      Central Principles & Functions of Clinical Supervision 15 questions

Jenny M. Kirwin, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS completed her BA in Psychology and Human Services; Masters of Social Work Degree with a concentration in Alcohol and Drugs from the University of Buffalo, NY. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist; and Certified Clinical Supervisor in NC. Jenny has been working as a consultant and clinical supervisor with almost 20 years in the field of mental health and substance abuse specializing in Co-Occurring Disorders. She began her career in North Carolina with the local Area Authority in Mental Health. Transitioning to the Women’s Program as a lead worker. Substance abuse quickly became her focus while obtaining LCAS and CCS with NCSAPPB. From Private Practice to DWI Programs, her background brings diverse experience to her clinical supervision services.
Jenny has been married for 19 years and has 4 children, 2 dogs, 8 chickens, and a goldfish. She enjoys being outdoors with her family as well as homesteading and staying physically active.