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Addressing Ethics and Best Practices in Supervision 6 CEs

  • November 16, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 60


  • Must be a CURRENT IMHCA member!
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Addressing Ethics and Best Practices in Supervision (6 CEs)


Presenter: Dr. Toni Tollerud


This workshop will focus on professional ethics and best practices that are critical for counselors, social workers, and other professional therapists/clinicians who work in an agency, clinical or school setting as supervisors, or who receive supervision.  It is the responsibility of supervisors, and the art of supervision, to help ensure that professional therapists are effectively equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver competent and ethical services.  It also emphasizes the responsibility of the profession to protect the welfare of every client. 

Supervision is an integral part of training and continuing education for professionals. This workshop will review supervision best practices by updating the most current ethical standards, provide recent information, review policies and procedures, and highlight intentional interventions for supervisors. This will include ethical and legal concerns for planning the supervision sessions, building a strong supervisory relationship, assuring informed consent, documenting supervision sessions, and evaluating supervisee progress. A review of how the Covid-19 pandemic has influenced ethical behavior in supervision will be presented.

Opportunity to practice the skills through role play and scenarios will occur.  Handouts will be provided.

Objectives:  As a result of participating in the workshop, attendees will:

  • 1.    Review and discuss ethical and legal standards as they relate to the profession organized around 6 best practice areas:

·       The content of supervision

·       Conduct of supervision

·       The supervisory relationship

·       Supervisor and supervisee responsibilities

·       Evaluation, remediation, endorsement, and documentation in supervision

·       The use of technology in supervision (and the impact of covid-19)

  • 2.    Review a model for ethical decision making and analyze its effectiveness
  • 3.    Differentiate between supervision and consultation

4.    Review the Illinois State rules for misconduct

 5.    Consider the latest changes in Codes of Ethics for Social Workers and Counselors that directly impact the work of supervisors and supervision

  • 6.    Explore the elements of developing a sound contract or disclosure statement as a part of the supervisory relationship
  • 7.    Learn about and discuss recent legislation in the state that has ethical implications for clinicians in Illinois
Presenter Bio

Toni R. Tollerud, PhD, LCPC, NCC, NCSC, ACS is a Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita in the College of Education at Northern Illinois University. As an educator for over 48 years, Dr. Tollerud has had extensive experiences in supervision training including student teachers, school counselors, agency counselors, and counselors-in-training.

These experiences have been beneficial in helping to develop the supervision course at NIU as well as doing numerous presentations around the state and at conferences on issues related to supervision. Over the past 30 years she has consistently taught core courses, especially in supervision, ethics, and counseling skills. Participants in her classes and workshops come away enthused and informed regarding the ways they can improve their own supervisory skills and relationships.

Dr. Tollerud is a Past-President of the Illinois Counseling Association, North Central Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, and the Illinois Counselor Educators and Supervisors. She has received numerous awards for her professional work including the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association Outstanding Service Award in 2006, the IMHCA Impact Award in 2019, Illinois Counselor Educators' Educator Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014, and the ICA Distinguished Leadership Award in 2010. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on counseling issues. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, National Certified School Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a graduate of the University of Iowa. She also holds certificates for elementary and secondary teaching and school counseling for the State of Illinois.



Cancellation Policy.

Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20.00 administrative fee. You can switch to another Supervision workshop for no additional fee or penalty. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If IMHCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, government regulation, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

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