Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors (3 hours)

John Tinsley


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This course is based on information found in the manual Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors (TAP 21-A) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This manual is DHHS publication No. (SMA) 08-4243 and can be obtained free of charge from the DHHS.

This course presents a competency-based model that provides a framework for understanding, learning, and implementing the multiple functions and tasks of clinical supervision. A discussion of how a set of guidelines could be useful and recommendations for facilitating successful implementation at both the State and community agency levels are presented. Clinical supervision competencies in foundation areas and performance domains serve as guides to providing consistent and comprehensive supervisory training and development. Specifically, this course provides a resource for professional development to new and experienced supervisors, agency administrators and education and training professionals.

The following topics are presented:

-Theories, Roles and Modalities of Clinical Supervision
-Supervisory Alliance
-Critical Thinking
-Organizational Management and Administration
-Counselor Development
-Professional and Ethical Standards
-Program Development and Quality Assurance
-Performance Evaluation

About the Instructor:

Dr. John H. Tinsley is a former assistant professor of Medical Physiology at the Texas A&M University System College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; M.S. from the University of North Carolina; and his B.S. from the University of Oklahoma.

He has been teaching, training, consulting and conducting research in the fields of Medical Physiology and Behavioral Biology for over twenty-nine years. Dr. Tinsley has authored over twenty-five professional and refereed articles, including invited reviews. He has been a member of the American Society for Physiology, and work done in 2001 led to an international award from The European Society on Microcirculation. Dr. Tinsley has received research funding from the Veteran’s Administration, American Heart Association, and Scott and White Hospital. In addition, he has served on numerous review committees for national grant-funding agencies and scientific journals.

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