Ethics and Liability in Supervision: Avoid Lawsuits and Board Complaints!


SKU: LD - 124 Category:


Please join this three hour live, interactive webinar to gain knowledge in the area of ethics and potential liability when providing clinical supervision in the behavioral health care industry. This webinar will provide insight and check lists to increase your effectiveness, decrease your liability and avoid board reports as you provide support to clinical supervisees.

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At the end of this training, you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify why it is important to start out with a discussion of setting professional standards with supervisees.
  • Name three things that should be part of a check list when meeting with a supervisee for the first time.
  • Identify why a clinical supervisor professional disclosure statement and contract/supervision agreement is a necessity.
  • Identify why it is important to complete an annual evaluation and set professional growth goals with supervisees.
  • Identify two reasons to support collaboratively documenting in clinical supervision and why supervisor and supervisee should sign the note.
  • Name two important factors that should be in included in every supervision note.
  • Identify two areas of risk in an in person clinical supervision model and two areas of risk in a telehealth clinical supervision model.
  • Discuss the importance of understanding the different generations and communication patterns when engaging in a clinical supervisory relationship.
  • Name the organization that certifies clinical supervisors and authored the clinical supervisor code of ethics.
  • Identify why a clinical supervisor code of ethics is as important as your credentialing organization’s code of ethics.
  • Identify two reasons why a check list is needed to organize and manage risk with a supervisee
  • Name three critical items that should be included in a check list used in clinical supervision.

Other Considerations

  • Liability insurance
  • Obtain a consultant or supervisor to discuss clinical supervision challenges. Don’t be a lone ranger with risk!

Attendance and Location Details


Date and Time


Friday, April 22, 2022 9:00am – 12:00pm CENTRAL TIME


*Live Webinar Attendees: YouTube Live/Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.

*We are not offering in-person ticket registration at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Develop supervision checklists which include critical items that ensure professional standards are maintained and risk is properly mitigated.

b). Identify and describe the importance of the following in your approach to supervision: initial professional standards discussion and annual evaluation, utilization of a disclosure statement and supervision agreement, collaboratively documenting, and setting professional goals.

c). Identify and describe two areas of risk in an in person clinical supervision model and two areas of risk in a telehealth clinical supervision model.


Target Audience:

Professionals providing telehealth clinical supervision in the behavioral health care setting.


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS  

A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.  She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, is a trainer for Professional Case Management and Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with three therapy dogs (2005, 2010 and 2019) and is a tester/observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs, a national credentialing organization for therapy dog teams headquarter in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Jodi’s passion for culturally meaningful human/animal bond and agriculture related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal assisted therapy programs for two community behavioral health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming.  She also developed a therapeutic horticulture program while at Centennial Mental Health Center.   Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director, telehealth clinical supervisor and education and training coordinator in her years in community behavioral health.  In addition to the program development mentioned above, Jodi was the architect for and developed a centralized telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center.  

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