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CPCS Virtual Training Summit
Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 9:00 AM to Friday, November 05, 2021, 4:15 PM EDT
Category: LPCA Sponsored NBCC approved

LPCA is pleased to present the CPCS Virtual Training Summit:

This Summit along with application form and the prerequisite certificates (must be completed to attend the CPCS Training Summit) will help you meet the requirements to become a CPCS. The CPCS Training Summit is geared toward providing the education and credentialing to become a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. At the end of the training summit, after the CPCS ensures you have met all requirements, you will be a CPCS!

Using Clinical Supervision Models in Practice: Current Models and Future Directions
Clinical supervision is an indispensable part of counselors’ professional growth. Supervision needs to be done well, with supervisors and supervisees feeling confident about their efforts. But what have we learned so far about clinical supervision? You will have opportunity to view your experiences in context of what has been learned about supervision from recent, peer-reviewed meta-analyses, meta-syntheses, and systematic reviews. You will also relate your experiences to the traditional models and to an emerging common factors model. At the end, you will be challenged to describe how the models inform your approach to being a supervisor.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will list at least three lessons that researchers have learned about clinical supervision and discuss those lessons in context of their own experiences in clinical supervision as a supervisee.
  2. Participants will list at least three components of a common factors clinical supervision model.
  3. Participants will describe elements of the models that they hope to incorporate into their work as supervisors.

Walking the Ethical Line in Supervision

Boundary issues with your supervisees and ineffective supervision present some of the largest challenges supervisors and the clinicians you serve will face.  How you supervise and help clinicians manage client relationships can impact each client differently. Your professional liability is at risk by not following clear guidelines and best practices with your supervisees when it comes to boundaries. This seminar will provide supervisors with answers to the top challenges you face.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine how the ACA Code of Ethics applies to boundary setting for supervisors in clinical practice.
  2. Analyze ethical dilemmas supervisors face surrounding boundary setting with supervisees
  3. Employ ethically sound best practices in supervisor /supervisee relationships

A Culturally Sensitive Approach to Supervision Utilizing the Discrimination Supervision Model

The practice of professional counseling is very diverse with helping professionals ranging from early career novice to expert. This presentation will discuss the Discrimination Supervision Model as an approach that can be utilized to supervise clinical staff of varying levels of professional experience.  The presentation will feature a variety of exercises to illustrate how supervisors can utilize multicultural competencies in providing supervision.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and discuss cultural sensitivity
  2. Discuss core concepts of the Discrimination Supervision Model
  3. Review of concepts and practical implications for use of this model with supervisees.



Strength Training: Application and Implication of the Integrated Developmental Model of Supervision
An essential task of counselor supervisors is the commitment to continuous professional development. The supervisor is responsible for creating an environment that allows the supervisee to understand the therapeutic process and how to foster change in students (Stoltenberg et al. 1998; Nelson et al., 2000). Developmental models of supervision can provide direction in regard to the supervision process and counseling roles. This interactive virtual workshop provides a brief summary of the Integrative Developmental Model (IDM) of supervision. A case example is used to demonstrate how the IDM can assist supervisors in conceptualizing the supervisory process and aid in understanding what can seem like an overwhelming task.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop an understanding of the Integrated Developmental Model of Supervision (IDM)
  2. Identify the various elements that comprise the IDM Model
  3. Begin to development a framework to assess supervisees level of development and methods to support on-going skill development

Addressing Social Justice Issues in Supervision
Through participation, participants will explore the importance of addressing social justice issues in supervision. Participants’ will be introduced to the major models of social justice supervision and learn to apply them to their clinical supervision practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to articulate the importance of addressing social justice issues in supervision.
  2. Participants will be able to identify the defining characteristics of at least three models of social justice supervision.
  3. Participants will be able to explain how the various social justice models of supervision models applies to supervision sessions.

Telesupervision: Supervision for a New Time
Telesupervision has challenged supervisors and supervisees to move to a new platform. With these changes a new look at the ethics, laws and policies within each state and across the nation is needed. This has created confusion in some cases as well as a pursuit for clarity. This presentation will look at the changes in Telemental Health and Telesupervision and its impact on the supervisory relationship.

Learning Objectives:
The participant will explore the growth and impact of Telehealth on Supervision
The participant will examine the Ethical codes, Laws and Policies related to Telesupervision
The participant will identify Best Practice Fundamentals in Telesupervision

Faculty for the CPCS Training Summit include:

Clinical Supervsion 101 (3 hours/asynchronous) Megan Boyd, PhD, LPC, CPCS  Megan Boyd is a Counselor Educator, Supervisor and Trainer. Dr. Boyd has been involved with LPCA’s CPCS for the past several years. In working and researching the outcomes and training with provisionally licensed staff, Dr. Boyd consults with CPCS’s throughout the site in improving our role as Licensure Supervisors. Dr. Boyd has also served as an adjunct faculty member for three clinical mental health programs. Dr. Boyd’s clinical experience includes working in community-based work servicing children, adolescents and families involved with multiple systems such as foster care, juvenile justice, school systems, etc.

Foundations of Supervision (Wednesday, November 3, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm) Dr. Katharine S. Adams, PhD, LPC, CPCS. Dr. Katharine S. Adams is an associate professor of Counselor Education and program chair of clinical Mental Health Counseling at Valdosta State University. She earned a B.S. from the University of Florida, a M.S. from Valdosta State University, and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology from Florida State University. She is a licensed psychologist. Her professional experiences include elementary and middle-school education and psychological assessment and counseling. Her current research interests include the social-emotional adjustment and academic success of both high and low achieving students as well as the social stigma associated with disability

Using Clinical Supervision Models in Practice: Current Models and Future Directions (Wednesday, November 3, 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm) Chris Wheelus, PhD, LPC, LMFT, CPCS & Angie Wheelus, EdD, LPC, CPCS Chris and Angie Wheelus love working in the counseling profession together! Angie (EdD, LPC, CPCS) and Chris (PhD, LPC, LMFT, CPCS) have fifteen years of experience in college counseling and private practice. They have lived overseas in five countries and occasionally travel to provide counseling to expatriates. Chris has presented at the state, regional, and national levels on career development with both Chris and Angie serving as president of the Georgia College Counseling Association. Chris, as a professor, loves teaching and supervising new counselors while Angie, a consummate practitioner, loves presenting, counseling, and supervising. 

A Culturally Sensitive Approach to Supervision Utilizing the Discrimination Supervision Model (Wednesday, November 3, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm) Dr. Angela Montfort, PhD, LPC, NCC, CPCS Angela Montfort is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Buckhead. She is also a licensed professional counselor (LPC), national certified counselor (NCC), and certified professional counseling supervisor (CPCS).  She has over 10 years of combined experience as a therapist, career consultant, and supervisor in various mental health service settings.  These settings include, Fort McPherson Behavioral Health Clinic, Talbott Recovery Campus, hospital settings, and academic settings.   Her educational background consists of a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology, Education Specialist and Master of Science degrees in Professional Counseling, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Ethics of Supervision (Thursday, November 4, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm) Dr. Campbell is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional School Counselor offering Twenty Six years of experience in the Mental Health field. Facilitator of group and individual counseling for Children, Adolescence and Adults. Focused and determined to be a “helper” for the community. She has a Doctorate degree in Counseling and Psychology. Dr. Campbell has worked in a wide variety of mental health settings over the last 25 years in the business of counseling her specialty is with women's issues concerning postpartum depression and menopause as well as anxiety, depression, grief and loss. Being a school counselor for over 14 years, her other niche is with young students who struggle with behavioral concerns, anxiety and stress over school assignments and grades at school or at home.

Walking the Ethical Line in Supervision (Thursday, November 4, 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm) Latasha Matthews, LPC, CPCS, CPLC, CAMS Latasha Matthews is known as America’s Emotional Wellness Expert, she is Co-founder of Pieces That Fit, Inc. and the CEO and Clinical Director of Illumination Counseling and Coaching, LLC Latasha is well versed in providing individual, couples, adolescent and family therapy in her Group Practice in Lawrenceville, GA. Latasha has an extensive background in Business, Human Resources, and training. With over 15 years’ experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, Speaker, and author, she utilizes a Family Systems approach, which considers how a particular system impacts an individual person, organization, or situation. In addition to Latasha’s clinical experience, she also provides continuing education for clinicians and holds the position of adjunct professor at several universities. Latasha is an advocate for emotional wellness and balance. Latasha is the author of The Dumping Ground. Which was on the Bestseller’s list in 2016.  Latasha is the creator of a 5-deck series of boundary cards designed to help families, couples, teens, and the general population setting healthy boundaries. She has trained 1000's of individuals globally on the importance of setting healthy boundaries. Latasha has received numerous awards, written numerous article publications and has been awarded countless speaking opportunities for her advocacy work supporting healthy boundaries. Latasha has served as a legal consultant on ethical cases involving boundary related issues with clinicians. Latasha has developed training on Race and Culture to help organizations understand the importance of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and how it impacts the overall profitable, morale and brand of company.


Strength Training: Application and Implication of the Integrated Developmental Model of Supervision (Thursday, November 4, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm) Veronica J. Motley EdD., LPC, CPCS, NCC Veronica Motley is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over seventeen years of culturally informed clinical experience. She holds a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision and has spent the last sixteen years in service of individuals living with HIV/AIDS as a mental health clinician at the Emory University School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University Hospital Midtown and at the Grady Ponce de Leon Center for Well Being. She provides individual and group psychotherapy with specialties in the resolution of trauma; treatment of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder; HIV; interpersonal psychotherapy; issues related to grief and loss; LGBTQ issues; and addiction. Outside of her role at Emory, she is a board certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. She teaches masters level courses and provides individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, consultation, and clinical supervision to counseling program graduates who are pursuing licensure as associate professional counselors or licensed professional counselors in the state of Georgia. Her research interest is counselor supervisor development. Her dissertation, Evaluating Corrective Feedback Self-Efficacy Changes Among Counselor Educators and Site Supervisors is published in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Addressing Social Justice Issues in Supervision  (Friday, November 5, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm)  Catherine Y. Chang (Catharina) is a Professor at Georgia State University and the director of International Programs for the College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Chang’s primary areas of interest include social justice and advocacy, multicultural counseling competence, counselor training and supervision, and counseling implications related to Asian American and Korean American clients. She has over 80 publications and 150 presentations, workshops, and keynote addresses. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor.

Telesupervision: Supervision for a New Time (Friday, November 5, 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm) David Markwell PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, CPCS, CART, EAS-C David is a licensed and board certified Professional Counselor in Georgia and Alabama.  David is in private practice and has office locations in Marietta (Shallowford Road) and (Powder Spring Street) as well as McCaysville Georgia.  He is a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).  He is a periodic guest on the Atlanta morning radio show "Bailey and Southside" (Rock 100.5) and a 2020 "Best of Cobb" Nominee as a Mental Health Professional.   

Prerequisites for the CPCS:

A Copy of your License

What degree did you put on your LPC application?

If you used your Masters degree to get your LPC you must wait THREE (3) years to supervise.

Applied for LPC with MA/MS Applied for LPC with Ed.S Applied For LPC with PhD
Must be licensed as LPC for 3 years Must be licensed as LPC for 2 years Must be licensed as LPC for 1 year

You will need to complete the following Courses through our On-Demand LMS System:

Clinical Supervision 101-Supervision Competencies (3 CE Hours)
How To Prepare For The Jurisprudence Examination (1 CE Hours)

Here is the link for the Prerequisite Courses:

CPCS 3-Day Training Summit Schedule will cover:

  • Foundations of Supervision
  • Methods/Models of Supervision
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Supervision
  • Specialized/Advanced Techniques in Supervision
  • A total of 21Synchronous Supervision CE hours will be earned

Dates:  November 3-5, 2021 (Wednesday - Friday)

Time:  9 am - 6 pm Wednesday and Thursday,  9 am - 4:15 pm Friday

(Lunch Break each day from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm)

Location:  Online

Registration Fee:  $379.00 for LPCA Members (Early Bird Rate until October 8, Includes the Training and Application Fee, $429 After October 8)

                                $499.00 for Non-Members (Early Bird Rate until October 8, Includes the Training and Application Fee, $549 after October 8))

Register Here