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May 4, 2019
Current & Emerging Best Practices in Supervision: Pathways to Supervisee Competence & Expertise
Co-Sponsored with the University of Alberta Department of Educational Psychology




PAA & the University of Alberta Department of Educational Psychology Present


Current & Emerging Best Practices in Supervision: Pathways to Supervisee Competence and Expertise

Facilitated by Dr. Rodney Goodyear



This presentation will address supervision best practices and focus as well on the emerging knowledge of deliberate practice in supervision or consultation:  what it is and ways it might be implemented.  First, though, it will lay the groundwork for that material by (a) reviewing what we know of supervision outcomes, (b) differentiating between supervision and consultation, and (c) addressing the overlapping concepts of competence and expertise – and the implications, then, for supervision.  It will address what we know about psychotherapists’ effectiveness, what seems to differentiate the highest performing therapists (the so-called “super shrinks”) from other therapists, and the implications of that knowledge for supervisors and consultants.  Then, after reviewing best practices in supervision, the workshop will introduce the concept of deliberate practice and its applications in supervision or consultation. 


Learning Objectives


Those who complete this workshop will be able to:


  1. Discuss the implications for supervisors of the supervision outcomes research
  2. Describe the characteristics and practices associated with the more effective therapists (and therefore,  the implications for supervision and consultation)
  3. Discuss the similarities and differences between supervision and consultation
  4. Discuss the differences between competence in psychotherapy and expertise in psychotherapy
  5. Implement at least three supervisor practices that have expert consensus as “best” or expected practices
  6. Design a deliberate practice exercise for a supervisee


Date             04 May 2019


Time            9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Location      University of Alberta Clinical Health Academy building: ECHA 1-182, Edmonton, AB





  Rod's primary area of scholarship has been counselor training and supervision, with a number of articles, chapters, and books over the past 30 years. His supervision book (Bernard & Goodyear, 2019), now in its sixth edition, has become the standard in the field. He was the 2015 President of the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Promotion of Psychotherapy (Division 29) and Chair of the Supervision and Training Section, APA Division of Counseling Psychology.






The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists.  This workshop is offered for six (6.0) hours of CE Credit.  Full attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits.  Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits.  PAA maintains responsibility for the program.




Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by writing to the PAA office.  Cancellations received fourteen (14) days prior to the Continuing Education activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $25.00 + gst processing fee.  PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided.

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