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Supervisor Theoretical Foundation

-includes knowledge of theories, models, and methods of providing supervision, and practical application of supervision interventions. (e.g. focus on client factors, intervention(s), client-supervisee relationship, supervisee factors, supervisor-supervisee relationship dynamics, supervisor process, and wider context)

Legal, Ethical and Professional Supervision Practices

-includes legal and ethical considerations (confidentiality, dual relationships, liability, record keeping practices), working within one’s supervisory scope of practice, and awareness of standards of working in private practice (bookkeeping and accounting, business types, income taxation, administrative practices, online /in-person liabilities)

The Supervisory Relationship

-includes knowledge and skill in managing the supervision relationship, supervisor working in their scope of practice, establishing boundaries in the supervision relationship, completing a supervision contract, providing feedback, defining competency-based supervision, and enhancing theory and skill development of the supervisor.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

-includes multicultural supervision and infuses considerations into approach to supervision, such as diversity and our personal history, diversity and ethics, equality, diversity as a barrier in supervision, and ongoing application of research and awareness of industry trends. (e.g. contextual sensitivity around factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, privilege, ability status, family dynamics, country of origin, language, historical processes (e.g. history, migration), worldview, spirituality and religion, and values.)


Supervisee Development

– includes establishing supervision goals, creating a development plan, completing a competency evaluation, and highlights supportive measures to address supervisee’s needs, learning priorities, and ongoing development.


Facilitation of Supervision

-Supporting the supervisee development utilizing a variety of formats (individual, dyadic, triadic, group).


Supervisor Self-Awareness

-includes personal self-care in supervision; developing the reflective practitioner; gatekeeping in supervision; reflective self-examination; ongoing scrutiny of one’s own supervision behaviours, skills, and abilities; continuing supervision education and self-enhancement efforts.

Level 1 Detailed Curriculum

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