Minimizing Vicarious Liability in Clinical Supervision

Minimizing Vicarious Liability in Clinical Supervision 

Clinical supervision is an essential component of training and competency development for behavioral health providers and a primary vehicle for assuring that clients receive high-quality care. Clinical supervisors typically oversee the work of clinicians who are early in their careers with limited clinical experience. As such, clinical supervisors carry a tremendous responsibility to ensure that the clients of these novice clinicians are receiving competent, thorough, and ethical care. Liability issues can be among the more stressful aspects of providing clinical supervision. Not only do supervisors need to be concerned with whether their actions cause direct harm to a supervisee or client, but they also need to be aware that they are subject to vicarious liability, where they are held responsible for the actions of their supervisee. This can expose the supervisor to licensing board complaints and potential lawsuits. In reviewing claims data, a liability insurance carrier found that allegations involving supervision were among the top three most common and costly types of adverse incidents affecting counselors (CNA and Healthcare Providers Service Organization, 2019). This course will explain the common sources of vicarious liability and ways that clinical supervisors can reduce their risks through effective supervision practices. While this course cannot provide you with the legal expertise to determine which specific circumstances will expose you to potential risk, we will explore the common factors that elevate risk and supervision strategies you can use to reduce your risk of vicarious liability. Completely eliminating the risk of liability claims is not possible, however, delivering quality supervision that meets established professional standards may reduce risk.

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Hours: 1.50 - 2.25
REL-BHC-0-MVLCS

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-MVLCS
Hours: 2.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Summarize the meaning of vicarious liability and how it differs from direct liability.
Describe factors that increase the risk of vicarious liability for clinical supervisors.
Explain three practices clinical supervisors can use to minimize the risk of vicarious liability.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: What is Vicarious Liability?

Is Felicia Liable?

Types of Liability

The Basis for Vicarious Liability

Overlapping Liability Issues

Organizational Liability

Review

Summary

Section 3: Risk Factors of Vicarious Liability

Lack of Documentation

Availability and Effectiveness

Technology-Based Sources of Risk

Characteristics and Attitudes of Supervisees

Supervisee Non-Disclosure

Supervisee Competence

Cultural Competence

Supervisor Competence

Review

Summary

Section 4: Reducing the Risk of Vicarious Liability

Overview

Supervisor Competence

Opal’s Dilemma

Regulatory Requirements for Supervisors

Identifying Priorities

Selection and Screening of Supervisees

Informed Consent

Delia’s Mistake

The Supervision Contract

Direct Monitoring

High-Risk Practice Areas

Boundaries and Dual Relationships

Providing Feedback

Documentation

A Team Approach

Supervision for Supervisors

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Brent Scobie, PhD, LCSW

Brent Scobie, PhD, LCSW received his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Maine. Over the past 20 years, he has worked in a number of clinical positions at an acute care psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facility and within private practice. He has provided both evaluative and therapeutic services within emergency departments and forensic, inpatient, residential, and nonresidential substance abuse and co-occurring disorders programs. His clinical interest areas include evaluation and treatment of adolescent addiction disorders, chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety disorders. He is a part-time faculty member at both Husson University and the University of Maine where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on subjects including substance use disorders, adult and child psychopathology, and healthcare administration and management.

Disclosure: Brent Scobie, PhD, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Psychologists; Intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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