Cultural Competency in Clinical Supervision*



This introductory course is designed to provide information to clinical supervisors to help them understand what it means to be culturally competent. The course also explores things that clinicians can do to become culturally competent. several illustrations are sharing throughout the training to help students understand the importance of being culturally competent.

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the importance of developing culturally responsive services in the behavioral health profession.


  • Define cultural competence terms within supervision, (broaching, oppression, discrimination, parallel process, microaggression, and privilege)
  • Summarize current literature regarding culture in clinical supervision through webinar discussion.
  • Describe clinical supervision models/techniques, assessments, that infuse diversity to enhance the supervisory relationship.
  • Apply cultural clinical supervision models/techniques through three case studies during the webinar.

Target Audience: Psychologist, Social Worker, Addiction Counselor, & Licensed Professional Counselor

Content level: Beginner to intermediate

2 CE hour credits approved by NAADAC, ASWB,  & 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 1029
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
    • Lecture.1
      Cultural Competency in Clinical Supervision
    • Lecture.1
      Cultural Competency in Clinical Supervision
  • QUIZ
    • Quiz.1
      Cultural Competency in Clinical Supervision 15 questions
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Dr. Janelle Bettis is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator in the Mental Health Counseling Program at Bowie State University. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in the State of Maryland. Dr. Bettis obtained her Masters of Arts in Community Counseling and Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University, Northern Virginia. Dr. Bettis has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a myriad of diagnoses such as bipolar, depression, anxiety, ODD, ADHD. Dr. Bettis has worked in a variety of settings such as school, in home, clinic and within the community. Research interests include home-based counseling, social justice/advocacy, clinical supervision, public policy/legislation, counselors-in-training, community mental health, African American women’s issues, qualitative research methods. Dr. Bettis currently serves as Co-Chair of the Emerging Leaders Program and Webinar Committee for Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), and Committee Member of the ACA Public Policy Committee.