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The Next Generation of Clinical Supervision:

A Blended Model of

Clinical Supervision and Motivational Interviewing

Treatment programs are changing constantly with new diagnostic and patient placement standards. The bar of credential requirements is always being raised. Clinical supervision provides the most important resource available for training, management decision-making and quality assurance. Supervision is also a critical element of the counseling process, enhancing client outcome and employee satisfaction.


The Blended Model of Supervision was developed by Dr. David Powell to address the changes in the substance abuse field. This course will address these changes: bridging the gap between mental health and addictions; new ethical and legal standards and requirements; working in a managed care world; and a specific focus on the use of Motivational Interviewing in supervision. Additional approaches will be compared and contrasted. This course will examine the credentialing requirements for clinical supervisory certification and will include training in ethics. It addresses the four performance domains of ICRC: assessment/evaluation; counselor development; management/administration, and professional responsibilities. Participants will be aided in forming their own model of supervision as well as being oriented to a range of supervision models and techniques.


During this five-day workshop, participants will:

  • Describe their model of supervision

  • Articulate the latest ethical principles for working in a managed care environment

  • Define the basic skills and techniques of motivational interviewing based supervision

  • Define at least ten characteristics of three levels of counselor development and supervision approaches with each level; 

  • Identify five problems in supervision and procedures to overcome these obstacles

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of technology in clinical supervision

  • Articulate an understanding of the contemplative model of supervision and develop an implementation plan for integration into their own model.


Alan Lyme, LISW, ICADC, ICCS, MAC, who brings respected and innovative clinical and program management skills as the Director of Training for the Phoenix Center’s Center of Excellence in Greenville, South Carolina. Alan is concurrently the Clinical Supervisor and Motivational Interviewing trainer and coach for the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) grant program in South Carolina, following five years of a similar position in Georgia. Alan has provided trainings nationally on Motivational Interviewing, Clinical Supervision, and Skills on Working with Men. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University in 1998 and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University in 1999. Alan is a Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) recognized Motivational Interviewing trainer, an Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP

The Next Generation of Clinical Supervision:
A Blended Model of Clinical Supervision and Motivational Interviewing
April 9 - 13, 2018
Maple Hill Farm Conference Center
11 Inn Road
Hallowell, Maine 04347
Workshop Fee of $275 includes attendance for five days, continental breakfast, lunch, and continuing education credit.
(Early Bird Discount: $225 if registered and paid by April 4th) 
For more information and to register,
please see the AdCare Maine website.
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