Understanding the Supervision Process: Ethical & Legal Issues and Risk Management

Webinar

This session is offered in partnership with the University of Tennessee Knoxville Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society.

3 CE Hours Approved by NBCC

“Understanding the Supervision Process: Ethical & Legal Issues and Risk Management”

Shawn Spurgeon, PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC, ACS
Counselor Education

This workshop is designed to help supervisors better understand the salient aspects of the ethical and legal issues that surround the supervision process. Attendees will engage in discussions and review case studies designed to highlight some of the challenges supervisors face when working with supervisees. The workshop will include relevant risk management strategies for supervisees to consider in their work.

Workshop Objectives

  1. Attendees will understand the salient aspects of the ethical concerns related to supervision
  2. Attendees will learn the relevant legal aspects of the supervision process
  3. Attendees will learn about basic risk management strategies supervisors can engage in when working with supervisees
  4. Attendees will review relevant case studies designed to address critical issues related to the ethical and legal aspects of supervision

About the Speaker

Shawn Spurgeon, PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC, ACS
Counselor Education

Dr. Shawn L. Spurgeon is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he currently serves as the President for the Faculty Senate. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education in 2002 from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research publications include articles on African American male development and Professor Counselor identity development, and he has completed over 50 presentations at national and regional conferences. He served as the faculty advisor for the Upsilon Theta chapter of Chi Sigma Iota for 9 years.

Dr. Spurgeon was a member of the American Counseling Association’s 2014 Ethics Revision Task Force and served as Chair of the ACA Ethics committee for 6 years. He is a Past-President of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) and the Southern Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (SACES). He served as a Board Member for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and is the inaugural recipient of the Cortland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award. He is a Fellow for the American Counseling Association.

Dr. Spurgeon previously worked as a mental health counselor in a family services agency, a private practice, and a community mental health center. He is currently Licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Presenter Contact

If you any questions, please contact Dr. Shawn Spurgeon.

TLPCA Contact

If you any questions, please contact Anthony Fuller.