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The Person of the Therapist Model of Clinical Supervision

The Person of the Therapist Model of Clinical Supervision

The Person of the Therapist Model of Clinical Supervision

Friday, October 13, 2017

Richmont Graduate University

1900 The Exchange SE, Bldg. 100, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00am – 12:00pm

 Registration: Click HERE


Patricia R. Harwell, MN, LMFT has taught and practiced in the Atlanta area for over 35 years.  Pat earned a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing at Emory University where she subsequently served on the faculty for 6 years.  While teaching graduate students in Psychiatric Nursing, Pat began course work and supervision to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, earning both Clinical Membership and the Approved Supervisor designation with AAMFT.  The art and skill of supervision have been of particular interest to Pat since the early days of supervising Master’s level psychiatric nursing students.  In the late 1990’s, Pat and an MFT colleague developed and taught a 30 hour didactic and interactive course on supervision which was certified by AAMFT for training Approved Supervisors.  During that time, Pat also taught post-graduate MFT courses and provided workshops in supervision for both AAMFT and GAMFT. In addition to teaching and providing supervision, she has maintained a private practice in MFT for the past 30 years.   Pat was appointed to the GA Composite Board of PC, CSW and MFT in 2001 and served continuously until August 2011.  Currently Pat is the Chair of GAMFT’s Approved Supervision Committee.

Course Description

A review of supervision literature supports the generally held belief that therapists who are self-aware and possess insight into their impact on clients achieve better outcomes than therapists who exhibit little insight into themselves and their motivations.  This three hour workshop presents an overview of the Person of the Therapist model of supervision as a way of developing therapists who are both clinically competent and self-aware in their work with clients.

Course Objectives:  Within the context of this 3 hour workshop, participants will:

  • Identify and articulate the essential elements of the Person of the Therapist model of supervision and therapy.
  • Acquire tools designed to assist supervisees in identifying their “signature themes” and the potential impact of these themes on the therapeutic process.
  • Compare and contrast the concepts of Isomorphism, Countertransference and Self of the Therapist Training.

Registration Information

Continuing Education: Three CE clock hours awarded.


  • Richmont Graduate University Legacy and Founding Alumni Association Members, Hope Center Supervisors, Faculty, Staff, and Students (We regret that Site Supervisors do not qualify for free entry to this particular training event):FREE
  • Basic Alumni Association Members: $30.00
  • Site Supervisors, Nonmembers, Friends of Alumni: $65.00

Registration: Click HERE

For questions, please contact Martha Busby at

Refunds will only be issued if requested prior to October 13.


Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identifited. RGU is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This workshop has been approved as Core hours by the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.