Online Clinical Supervisor Training

About Our Online Courses

Clinical Supervisor Training 

Cost: $950 +HST + textbook

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Course Highlights: 

  • 40 hours of study / must be completed within a maximum of 16 weeks
  • Students will require practice with live or mock “supervisee”
  • Please note that this course frequently has a waitlist (see below)

Overview of the program

“We would never dream of turning untrained therapists loose on needy patients, so why would we turn untrained supervisors loose on therapists who help those needy patients?” asks Watkins et. al.

In many industries, the need for quality supervision and oversight is in high demand, and this is especially true in the clinical setting. Students in this course are introduced to emerging supervisor methods, practices and metrics that guide the supervision pathway. This course examines the supervision relationship, including evidence-based measures for evaluation, and common themes that emerge during clinical supervision. This course also explores competency-based clinical supervision, the creation of learning contexts, case management, teaching techniques and theories of adult learning. 

Course Outline

Suitable for any aspiring supervisor, regardless of modality, this 40-hour online course introduces emerging supervisors to methods, practices and metrics that guide the supervision pathway. Students will require access to a live supervisee who is either a true supervisee, or a colleague who is willing to be a “test” subject. Additionally, students will require 4 supervision encounters from the supervisee as part of the course assignments. At the end of the course, a live 1:1 grading and review of the supervision recording tape/video is provided, with feedback given from an experienced supervisor. The cost for this course is $950, and must be completed within a maximum of 16 weeks. Please note that you will require your textbook as soon as you begin your studies: 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Falender, Carol A. and Shafranske, Edward P (2004). Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach. USA: American Psychological Association 

Eligibility and Certification

This course is correct for both community and in-patient clinicians who aspire to supervise the clinical practice of others. Our eligibility requirements mirror those the “Clinical Supervisor Criteria” with the College of Registered Psychotherapists which stipulate the following (and can be referenced here: : 

  • Students of this program MUST be members in good standing with either the CRPO or the OCSWSSW.
  • Students MUST have a minimum of 5 years of experience in clinical practice.
  • Students should be familiar with at least 2 of the “big 5” modalities used most today (i.e. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Marriage and Family Systems Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR).

Upon submission of all course assignments, including submission of the supervision recording tape/video, and following their review by the teaching team, students will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of this course. 

Getting Started

Once payment is received, students will receive a license key and can begin their studies. Course content is varied and made up of lectures, viewings, demos, supplemental readings and professional/reflective exercises. There are no tests or exams; however, there are assignments for each module, which must be completed and then submitted online. The assignments in each course do not have to be completed in one sitting but please note: you have a maximum of 16 weeks to complete your studies. We uphold a strict policy that we do not extend or re-open the software to you once your 16-week period of learning is up. Plan accordingly; if you will be away, you must catch up on your work. Please also note that in the event of cancellation, a $100 administration fee will be applied. 


There is not a waitlist for this course at this time.

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About Our Online Courses

Online FAQ 

What format are the courses in?

This online program can be completed wherever you are. You will need a good internet connection to complete it. Great care has been taken to ensure high quality content delivery and learning without the use of a lecture hall. You will receive a “pass / fail” grade that is determined by the quality of the assignments turned in. If you exert a reasonable amount of effort, you should have no problem passing the course.

Will I have contact with an Instructor?

Yes. A teaching team marks your assignments each week, and provides you with ongoing feedback on your exercises and reflections. The courses use a teaching team of MSW or higher designations who are also veteran practitioners and supervisor. All are qualified to teach at the graduate level, and all have strong experience in both clinical work, teaching and/or supervising.

How does the software work?

Once you have paid for your registration, a license key will be sent to the email address you provide us with. This can take up to seven days. Please check your spam folder regularly during this period. Once your license is active, you should plan to spend an hour getting oriented to the software before starting the coursework. Along the way, a support line is available to you should you encounter any problems (this will be discussed in your welcome and orientation).

Does the course offer any financial aid?

No, not at this time. All students will receive a receipt.

Who is the contact person for the online courses?

Students may contact the Dean of Continuing Education, Ms. Beatrice Traub-Werner, for specific questions: 

Beatrice Traub-Werner, MSW, RSW
Dean, Continuing Education
Adler Graduate Professional School
890 Yonge Street, 9th floor,
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-923-4419 ext. 503
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.