Clinical Supervision: Becoming an Approved Supervisor

Presented and developed by Lisa Erickson, MS, LMHC

Good clinical supervision benefits the client, the clinician and the organization.  This two-day training balances group participation, exercises and discussions with research-based findings.  Participants receive copies of suggested forms to use, handouts and other resources. 

This 2-day, 15 hour training (includes 4 law and ethics credits too!) meets the educational requirement for becoming an approved supervisor in Washington state.  Participants will learn about the supervision WAC, the differences between supervision and case consultation, the importance of multicultural, gender and age differences, law and ethics associated with supervision, and have a chance to problem solve common supervision concerns all within a collaborative and supportive training.

While this may sound boring, don't be fooled.  Clinical supervision can be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things you do as a professional.

Lisa Erickson has been providing supervision and training clinical supervisors for decades.  She was on the Washington State Department of Health Advisory Committee that worked on the draft supervision WAC, and enjoys powering up the next generation of clinicians and supervisors.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the WAC as it applies to clinical supervision
  • Understand the difference between supervision and consultation
  • Explore the effects of gender, age and ethnicity on the supervisors and supervisees
  • Learn about the supervisor's legal and ethical responsibilities
  • Problem-solve particular supervisions challenges in a safe and supportive environment.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

15 CEs

Includes 4 Law and ethics CEs

Cascadia Training is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Cascadia is also approved by the Washington State Office of Public Instruction as a "Washington State approved clock hour offering workshop."

Lisa Erickson, MS, LMHC

Lisa Erickson, MS, LMHC, specializes in working with giftedness and treating addictions, depression, Axis II diagnoses and physical and sexual abuse.  She has been in private practice for close to thirty years in Seattle.  She taught in a graduate psychology program for many years and now enjoys teaching professionals via continuing education offerings.  She writes and trains nationally on topics related to high IQ adult and adolescents.  Until recently Lisa was clinical director at a Native American behavioral health program for children and youth where she learned that special population consults can never replace the therapeutic value of culturally specific services.

Lisa has been a past president of the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, Seattle Counselors Association, and Co-chair of the DOH advisory Committee for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists.  She has been training others in Clinical Supervision for many year and was part of the group that proposed the initial language for the Approved Supervisor WAC.

Lisa has been a presenter for Cascadia Training for over 10 year now.

For more information about Lisa, visit her website:

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