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Addressing Advanced Issues In Counseling Supervision - 6 CEs

  • November 29, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  • Must be a CURRENT IMHCA member!
  • You can join before registering for $115 for a 12 month membership and get the IMHCA membership discount!
  • other state association member


Addressing Advanced Issues in Supervision:
Resistance, Impairment, and Psychological Stress

(6 CEs)

November 29, 2023


        Presenter: Dr. Toni Tollerud


Sometimes the supervisory relationship does not go smoothly. Supervisors must be prepared to go beyond basic supervisory skills to address difficult situations when they arise and challenge their role. This workshop will focus on advanced skills needed by supervisors regarding difficult supervisees and the issues they bring to supervision.  First it will explore prevention strategies supervisors can use to avoid difficult situations before they develop. Further it will identify typical problems encountered in the supervisory relationship and recommend strategies supervisors can use to address these concerns. Issues include anxiety, resistance, conflict, incompetency, impairment, psychological stress, and transference/countertransference. Handouts will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this workshop, professionals will:

  • Learn important prevention strategies needed at the onset in supervision to clarify expectations and reduce opportunities for difficult situations to surface
  • Consider steps in role induction with supervisees
  • Review a model for due process in supervision
  • Consider the ethical implications in working with difficult clients
  • Define and indicate ways to identify impairment
  • Review strategies to address difficult supervisee behaviors when they arise
  • Consider the impact of resistance in supervision
  • Define a model for dealing with psychological stress and strategies to help supervisees through it
  • Review the impact of possible transference and countertransference in supervision


Presenter Bio:
Toni R. Tollerud, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, NCSC, ACS is a Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita from the Department of Counseling Ault and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University.  As an educator for over 40 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. Participants in her classes and workshops come away enthused and informed regarding ways they can improve their own supervisory skills and relationships. Dr. Tollerud is 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, IMHCA Impact Award in 2019, and Illinois Counselor Educators Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. 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 a Retired Professional Educators License in Illinois for elementary and secondary teaching and school counseling. She loves to travel with her spouse and spend time with her 6-year- old granddaughter.
Cancellation Policy:
All workshop registrations completed with a payment will be eligible for a full refund of the registration fee if you cancel your registration for any reason (NCMHCE e-books are not returnable once we deliver the code). 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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