Assessing Boundaries and the Supervisory Relationship Virtual Training

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Assessing Boundaries and the Supervisory Relationship virtual training presented by Toni Tollerud, Ph.D., LCPC, NC, NCS, ACS. Tuesday, January 19, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free: 6 CEUs for LCPC/LPC and LCSW/LSW. Register Now! 


The supervisor/supervisee relationship is a critical variable in the overall success of supervision. The responsibility for the quality of this relationship is weighted toward the supervisor.  There are a number of factors that you will want to consider as you enter the role of supervisor.

This workshop looks at the theory and strategies that focus on the supervisor/supervisee relationship.  It offers some specific examples of ways to enhance the relationship and presents issues representing good boundaries in supervision.  Specific attention will be given to how the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted supervision and the barriers sometimes created by telehealth and technology.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this workshop, professionals will:

  1. Review the legal and ethical concerns governing the supervisor/supervisee relationship
  2. Consider strategies to establish an effective supervisory relationship
  3. Review and assess factors that impact the supervisory working alliance
  4. Learn about games played in supervision
  5. Review research on why supervisees fail to disclose in supervision
  6. Assess the constructs of role conflict and role ambiguity in supervision
  7. Discuss Issues regarding multiculturalism and diversity in the supervisory relationship
  8. Define and review the elements of healthy boundaries and dual relationships
  9. Learn strategies regarding the importance of feedback and how to give effective feedback

Roleplay and hands-on opportunities are used to practice skills.


Dr. Toni R. Tollerud is a professor in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She received a Presidential Teaching Professorship Award in 2008. In her 25 years at NIU, she has coordinated and served as Director of Internship and the School Counseling Program. She is an accomplished counselor educator and consults all over the state on issues related to supervision, career development, and school counseling.