Supervising Counselor Development in Core Practice Dimensions



The webinar focuses on the responsibility of clinical supervisors for helping supervisees develop a professional identity as a mental health counselor and to master the core counseling skills needed to practice effectively.  The CACREP standards of the Mental Health Counseling Educational and
Supervision goals, objectives, and competencies are examined. Plus clinical supervision in the 12 core functions for substance abuse counselors is highlighted which can be beneficial for all mental health clinicians because the core functions can be applied universally.


  • Examine the CACREP core standards of Mental Health Counseling Educational and Supervision goals, objectives, and competencies.
  • Identify the eight CACREP domains and five work behavior domains derived from a job analysis of professional counselors.
  • Describe the twelve core functions of substance abuse counseling and the global criteria associated with each function.
  • Apply clinical supervision strategies to ensure that clinicians can appropriately understand and master the core functions in clinical practice.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by NAADAC, ASWB,  & NBCC
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
OCDP Board # 50-29024
FCB # 5387-A

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1026
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
    • Lecture.1
      Supervising Counselor Development in Core Practice Dimensions
    • Lecture.1
      Supervising Counselor Development in Core Practice Dimensions
  • QUIZ
    • Quiz.1
      Supervising Counselor Development in Core Practice Dimensions 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.