Foundations of Clinical Supervision


This 30-hour course is offered online as a self-directed reading course on clinical supervision. Your registration will provide you with access to the course content for 4 months through an online learning platform. You make your way through the course content on your own time. You can download all of the course material and the additional readings to your own computer for keeping. The course is organized into 4 modules, each with 3-4 units of study. Each module ends with a short quiz that relates directly to the material covered in the module. The course modules are as follows:

  1. Supervision models Process issues in supervision
  2. Ethical and professional issues in supervision
  3. Evaluation, monitoring, and gatekeeping role
  4. Knowledge and transmission of clinical skills
  5. Performance of supervision

This course is offered exclusively for professional development, and you will not receive university credits for completing this course. However, you will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the course.

Registration closes 1 business day prior to the course start date. Brightspace credentials will be sent to you at that moment.

You will have 4 months to complete your course, you will no longer have access to your Brightspace account passed your session’s end date.



  • Supervision models
  • Process issues in supervision
  • Ethical and professional issues in supervision
  • Evaluation, monitoring, and gatekeeping role
  • Knowledge and transmission of clinical skills
  • Performance of supervision



  • This course is open to all interested parties.


Delivery Mode

  • Asynchronous (self-paced)



  • $500 (plus tax)


Featured Instructor

Dr. David Smith, C.Psych., is Professor of Counselling Psychology at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. David has practiced counselling, psychotherapy, and clinical supervision for more than 20 years in post-secondary, medical, community, and private practice settings. David’s approach to his clinical work in anchored in ACT, mindfulness, and self-compassion, and he loves teaching, mentoring, and supervising aspiring and experienced therapists in 3rd wave cognitive therapies.



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F00012312AFoundations of Clinical Supervision12/1/20233/31/2024NAAsynchronous (self-paced)Register
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F00012406AFoundations of Clinical Supervision6/1/20249/30/2024SummerAsynchronous (self-paced)Register