Upcoming events

    • 27 May 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ethical Supervision of Psychology Trainees

    Supervising trainees is a part of the job for many psychologists, who too often carry out these supervisory duties with only a cursory awareness of the ethical and legal pitfalls involved.  My goal is to draw on ethical guidelines, applicable statutory and regulatory law, and illustrative legal cases and licensing disciplinary decisions to provide specific suggestions to psychologists to ensure appropriate supervision.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    We will review the law governing supervision, especially APA Code of Ethics standards and principles, Maine statutory and regulatory law, and common law theories of the standard of care, direct and vicarious liability, confidentiality, and the duty to protect.

    2.   We will explore the necessary qualifications of supervisors, orienting ourselves to both the need for professional knowledge and expertise and interpersonal competencies.

    3.   We will explore the duties and responsibilities of the supervisor, including identification of trainee competencies and training outcomes as well as feedback and evaluations. 

    4.   We will explore the problems of dual relationships.

    5.   Finally, we will discuss and recommend ways to enhance the supervisory experience.



    Attorney Dennis Carrillo is a member of Cloutier Carrillo, in Augusta.  He has practiced law for twenty years and focuses on advising psychologists on practice issues and defending them in licensure complaints and grievances.  Dennis also defends Medicare and Medicaid providers in recoupment and fraud and abuse proceedings.    


    I.  Governing Supervision
    II.  Competencies for Effective Supervision
       a. Professional Knowledge and Expertise
       b. Interpersonal Competencies
    III. Structuring the Supervisory Process
       c. Identifying Trainee's Competencies
       d. Identifying Appropriate Training Outcomes
       e. Feedback and Evaluation

    IV. Enhancing the Supervisory Experience

Past events

01 Apr 2022 The Evolving Dynamics of the Duty to Warn
12 Nov 2021 [Half Day PM] Social and Emotional Impacts of the Pandemic: Reshaping the Practice of Psychology
12 Nov 2021 [Full Day In-Person] Social and Emotional Impacts of the Pandemic: Reshaping the Practice of Psychology
12 Nov 2021 [Half Day AM] Social and Emotional Impacts of the Pandemic: Reshaping the Practice of Psychology
12 Nov 2021 [Full Day Virtual] Social and Emotional Impacts of the Pandemic: Reshaping the Practice of Psychology
17 Sep 2021 The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories
25 Jun 2021 Diagnosis of ASD in Adults: A Spectrum of Symptom Manifestation
21 May 2021 The Impact Of The Cultural Divide On The Practice Of Psychotherapy
13 Nov 2020 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Panel: Listening Session supporting the Psychological Resilience of Underserved Communities
13 Nov 2020 MePA Annual Conference: Building Diverse & Psychologically Resilient Communities
02 Oct 2020 Webinar: Sequence IX: Ethics & Risk Management in Complex Clinical Conundrums
18 Sep 2020 Working with the LGBTQA+ Community Across the Lifespan
26 Jun 2020 Webinar: Telepsychology Considerations for Practice in a COVID-19 World
15 Nov 2019 Intimate Partner Violence, Abuse, and Anger: Critical Issues in Case Formulation and Treatment
20 Sep 2019 Psychotherapy in a Tumultuous Sociopolitical Climate
31 May 2019 Navigating through Loss and Grief: How Continuing Bonds, Creativity, Religion/Spirituality and Culture Contribute to the Journey
09 Nov 2018 Telehealth and Psychotherapy: Best Practices, Current Research and Ethical Considerations
14 Sep 2018 Navigating a Board Complaint: What’s the Process and How to Deal with It? A Morning with the Chair of the Board of Examiners and a Legal Expert
22 Jun 2018 Psychopharmacology Update: How Medications Work, Effective Collaboration with Prescribers, and Current Ethical Guidance
10 Nov 2017 Mood Assessment 2.0: Improved Accuracy, Treatment Selection and Outcomes
02 Jun 2017 “Out of Practice? Into Retirement: A Guide for Psychologists”
18 Nov 2016 Treating Chronic Pain: Evolving Models of Care
07 Oct 2016 The Medicare Authorization and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)– What Does it Mean for You?
01 Jul 2016 Therapeutic Risk Management: Assessing and Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Those at Risk for Self-Directed Violence
08 Apr 2016 "Supervision" Workshop, Featuring Mark W. Steege, Ph.D.