When: May 17, 18, 25, 26 from 10AM to 5:30PM each day!
30-Hour Virtual Training Course
Cost: $650 CAD for Members
$750 CAD for Non-Members
Lead Instructor: Toni Zimmerman, PhD, LMFT, AAMFT Clinical Supervisor
Toni Schindler Zimmerman, Ph.D., LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar is a Professor at Colorado State University. She is the Program Director for the Marriage and Family Therapy Program which is accredited by the COAMFTE. Dr. Zimmerman teaches supervision courses for AAMFT in person and virtually and she serves as a supervisor mentor for those seeking the Approved Supervision Designation by AAMFT.
She has published extensively on topics including Training and Supervision, Diversity and Inclusion in Supervision and Therapy, and is the co-founder of Campus Connection: Therapeutic Youth Mentoring which is a licensed program now offered at multiple universities. Toni has received numerous awards for her teaching, research, and service. As a Distinguished Teaching Scholar, she is recognized for her enthusiasm and rigor in her teaching. She is delighted and honored to be teaching the supervision course for The Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Guest Instructor: Jennifer Myrie, RP, DMin, MSc, AAMFT Clinical Supervisor
Jennifer Myrie is a Registered Psychotherapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor in private practice providing therapy, training, and clinical supervision. Jennifer’s experience includes over 15 years in a multi-site Family Service Agency, managing clinical services, and providing clinical supervision to a widely diverse clinicians and supervisors at various stages of professional development.
Jennifer has taught in the University of Guelph’s Couple and Family Therapy Program and currently is a sessional instructor with University of Guelph OpenEd Advanced Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Studies program and Tyndale University Counselling program.
Jennifer is passionate about clinical supervision, and is committed to practices that embody equity, excellence and collaboration.
This 30-hour course will fulfill the course requirement toward becoming an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and is available for members and non-members. In addition to couple and family therapy, participants registering for this course can be from various disciplines (e.g. social work, counselling, psychology, etc.). Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a letter of attendance for the 30-hour course.
*Participants Must Attend All Sessions in Order to Receive Letter of Attendance
The Fundamentals of Supervision Course will cover the following topics as they relate to providing supervision. 1) Systems and Relational Thinking 2) Clarity of purpose and goals 3) Clarity of supervisory roles and relationships 4) Awareness of personal and professional experiences that impact supervision 5) Preferred supervision model and connection between own therapy model and supervision model. 6) Sensitivity to contextual factors such as developmental phase of trainee, training setting, culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, sex, gender, economics, etc. 7) Clarity of preferred process of supervision (individual/group; live/audio/video/technology assisted; frequency, contracting; evaluating) 8) Ethics and legal factors 9) Awareness of requirements for AAMFT membership, regulatory requirements, and standards for the Approved Supervisor designation and requirements for OAMFT.
A Philosophy of Supervision will be required for course completion one month from the last day of class. The paper will include the topics listed above and a draft will be worked on as part of the course.
Students are required to read The Contemporary Relational Supervisor book by Robert Lee and Thorana Nelson (2013) or the updated version coming out soon. They are not required to read this before the course only as part of writing the paper.
The OAMFT will provide a certificate upon successful completion of the 30-hour course and philosophy paper.
You must attend all sessions within the course that you signed up for in their entirety. Failure to attend all sessions will result in having to retake the entire course.
No extensions, course transfers, or other accommodations will be made in the event that you miss a section. It is your responsibility to check your availability and correct time zone.
Due to the limited availability of space in our virtual 30-Hour Approved Supervisor Course, cancellations and any subsequent request for refund must be made 30 days prior to the start of your first scheduled interactive sessions. Cancellations made within 30 days of the course, will be eligible for a 25% refund.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to email@example.com