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Development and Evaluation of Mental Health Clinicians: Application of a Conceptual Model for Supervision

Development and Evaluation of Mental Health Clinicians: Application of a Conceptual Model for Supervision

Development and Evaluation of Mental Health Clinicians: Application of a Conceptual Model for Supervision

Friday, September 29, 2017

Richmont Graduate University

1815 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404

9:00am – 4:30pm

*lunch on your own*

 Registration: Click HERE

Presented by

Sonja A. Sutherland, Ph.D. LPC, NCC, CPCS

Sonja Sutherland is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Richmont Graduate University, a Visiting Professor for Uganda Christian University, and the founder and Executive Director of Legacy Changers, LLC.   She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia, a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).  She is also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Southern Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (SACES), the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC), and the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia (LPCAGA).

Course Description:  Using an interactive group format, this workshop provides practical information on how supervisors can help supervisees to improve the effectiveness and outcomes of their clinical service provision. Topics include considerations for developing and evaluating supervisees of differing skills levels through the application of an evidence-based model of supervision. Utilizing thought-provoking case vignettes addressing issues such as race, sexual orientation and religious values, ethical decision-making in supervision will also be touched on.

Course Objectives:  Within the context of this 6 hour workshop, participants will:

  • Develop proficiency in supervision implementation through role-play
  • Apply supervision model to case vignettes
  • Develop increased understanding of stages and process of supervisee development
  • Gain greater understanding of ethical considerations relevant to clinical supervision through vignette discussion & role plays
  • Apply supervision model to cases involving race, sexual orientation and religious values for greater
  • Develop increased understanding of cultural considerations in supervision

Registration Information

Continuing Education: Six CE clock hours awarded. 3 Ethics hours and 3 Supervision hours awarded.


  • Richmont Graduate University Legacy and Founding Alumni Association Members, Current Clinical Supervisors, Faculty, Staff, and Students: FREE
  • Basic Alumni Association Members: $30.00
  • Nonmembers/Friends of Alumni: $75.00

Registration: Click HERE

For questions, please contact Martha Busby at

Refunds will only be issued if requested prior to September 29.


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.