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SBCPA/VCPA Salon: Competency-Based Clinical Supervision: Theory, Research & Deliberate Practice with Heidi Zetzer, Ph.D.

  • 23 Jun 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Clinicians who are NOT members of either SBCPA or VCPA are welcome to join this training. The cost of the training includes the fee for applying for CE credits for licensed professionals (psychologists and licensed clinicians who are eligible to apply for credits through the Board of Behavioral Science, inclusive of LCSW, LMFT, LPCC & LEC clinicians).
  • This training is offered at a reduce fee as a membership benefit for SBCPA members.
  • This training is offered at reduced cost to any unlicensed students or members who are NOT seeking CE credits.
  • This training is offered at a reduce fee as a membership benefit for VCPA members.

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SBCPA & VCPA Present:


Dr. Heidi A. Zetzer (she/her/hers) is a licensed psychologist, Teaching Professor, and the Director of the Carol Ackerman Positive Psychology Clinic in the Department of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the former director of the department's psychology training clinic (2006-2020). Dr. Zetzer teaches Basic Practicum, Theories of Supervision & Consultation, Helping Relationships, as well as positive psychology courses. She directs the department's counseling and clinical externships.

Dr. Zetzer was an instructor with the Southern California Regional Partnership and the Center for Professional Advanced Education at the University of Redlands (2019-2020). She provided instruction and group facilitation for Fundamentals of Competency-Based Supervision, which consisted of 18 two-hour classes over a 9-month period with Master's Level Licensed Mental Health Clinical Supervisors from Southern California Behavioral Health Units. She has taught doctoral level supervision courses and multicultural clinical supervision to a wide range of licensed mental health professionals including psychologists, MFTs, and LCSWs. Dr. Zetzer has published articles and provided scholarly presentation on parallel process, client feedback, and competencies in clinical supervision.

In addition, Dr. Zetzer is the Secretary for Counseling Psychology (SCP; Division 17) of the American Psychological Association and a member of the Editorial Board for the division's flagship journal, The Counseling Psychologist (2021-2023). Dr. Zetzer is a former chair of the SCP Supervision & Training Section. Dr. Zetzer is a former president of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics (APTC) and is the Co-Editor of the APTC Bulletin: Practicum Education & Training (PET). Dr Zetzer is also a former president of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. 

Program Description

Most clinical supervisors have not had formal education or training in clinical supervision and have to draw upon their natural abilities as compassionate instructors, coaches, and mentors in order to supervise and evaluate the clinical competencies of behavioral health trainees. Much of this work is done in busy community agencies, or group practices where billable service hours and documentation are top priorities. The purpose of this workshop is to build on supervisors' existing strengths and increase the supervisory competence and confidence of supervision clinicians in behavioral health service, community agency, and group practice settings. 

Five topic areas will be addressed: 

1) California laws of law/ethics related to supervision;

2) A pan-theoretical framework for supervision;

3) Cultural competence and humility in supervision;

4) Identifying and responding to parallel process in supervision; and

5) Using client feedback in supervision.

The workshop will consist of a blend of didactics and experiential activities. Active participation is encouraged but not required. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

a) Correctly identify at least three supervision competencies;

b) List the key differences among trainees who are at Stage I, II and III of the Integrated Developmental Model (IDM);

c) Name three legal and/or ethical issues central to the supervision of trainees;

d) Describe the Integrated Developmental Model (Stoltenberg & McNeil, 2010), a pan-theoretical model of clinical supervision, in their own words;

e) Define cultural humility in the context of clinical supervision;

f) Define parallel process and provide and example;

g) Name two benefits of using patient/client feedback in clinical supervision.

Continuing Education:

CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA) and Ventura County Psychological Association (VCPA). The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licensees. 

Important Notice:

Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive six (6.0) continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Please note: This event is offered at a rate of $65 for SBCPA and VCPA members. Non-members are welcome to join this event at a rate of $90. Students, or participants who are not applying for CE credit are welcome to join this event at a rate of $50. 

This Salon will be held via Zoom.

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