Multicultural Clinical Supervision: Implications for Practice

Elizabeth Conte, LPC, LCADC

The increase of diversity in the U.S. population requires counselors to possess multicultural competencies in order to meet clients’ needs. However, current counseling and supervision theories inadequately describe multiculturalism as a central force in the delivery of services. Ultimately, however, it is the clinical supervisor’s responsibility to ensure the welfare of all clients by monitoring, teaching, and evaluating supervisees’ performance. By engaging in a multicultural approach to clinical supervision, supervisors challenge counselors’ assumptions that there is only one, universal way to work with clients. This workshop will explore processes for supervisors to facilitate supervisees’ multicultural competence through both didactic presentation and experiential learning activities, including self-auditing exercises, developing a multicultural action plan, and role-play.


  • Become familiar with the multicultural factors that affect the supervisor-supervisee and supervisee-client relationship.
  • Learn techniques to stimulate multicultural awareness based on current supervision models.
  • Learn how to interweave multicultural competencies interventions throughout the supervisory process.
  • Design a supervisory contract and training plan based on the assessment of the supervisee’s multicultural competency.

Location: Eisenhower Conference Center, 80 Beaufort Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039

Date: Friday, June 20, 2014                     Time: 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Registration and coffee/tea service will take place from 9:00 – 9:30a.m. The training itself will begin promptly at 9:30a.m. Lunch will be provided.

Target Audience: Mental Health Administrators, Clinicians, Self-Help Center Managers/Facilitators, Screeners, and Case Managers. This is a beginner level training.

CEUs: Social Workers and Counselors will receive 5 CEUs in Cultural Competence. FAMILYConnections is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB),, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (provider #1252) and by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Continuing Education Provider program (provider #6604).

In accordance with ASWB and NBCC guidelines, all participants must sign-in and sign-out and complete a course evaluation in order to receive CEUs. Partial credit will not be given to those arriving late or leaving early.

Directions and Parking Information:
Please visit: Detailed directions and information will be sent to registrants in a confirmation email.

Facilities: If you need accommodations for a disability, please contact Niki DeVonish, Training Coordinator, at 973-323-3454.

Registration: Priority & free registration will be open to staff of DMHAS-contracted mental health agencies and self-help centers until June 6, 2014. After June 6th, public registrations will be accepted based on space availability for a $25 fee.

Registration for this training is full and has been closed.
To register for the wait-list, please click here.

Please note that in order to maximize the number of agencies benefitting from CultureConnections trainings, we will not accept more than 3 registrants per agency. We ask each agency to coordinate registrations so that no more than 3 individuals register for any given training. If space permits, additional registrations from the same agency will be accepted after the Priority Registration deadline on June 6th.

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