Continuing Education and Professional Studies

Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision

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This training, sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies in partnership with the College of Education and Human Services, is specifically designed to introduce marriage and family therapists to the specialty of clinical supervision and to facilitate an introductory level of competency in the fundamental skills of supervision.  In addition to its systemic focus, this course reviews foundational responsibilities of training and supervising of mental health professionals.  Participants will explore advances in clinical supervision, including models, approaches, techniques, relationship and process issues, and legal and ethical considerations.  Teaching methods include collaborative didactic instruction, with discussion of reading materials and face-to-face activities, and 15 contact hours of experiential instruction, including group supervision of each participant’s supervision via videotape and case presentation.

The training, pending approval from AAMFT, will fulfill the educational requirements of the process for becoming an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.  The training also will meet part of the requirements of supervision of those individuals training for the license in Professional Counseling in NJ (N.J.A.C. 13:34-10.2).  AAMFT Approved Supervisors must be clinical members of AAMFT.  Please read the requirements of clinical membership which can be located at

Even if a mental health professional is not eligible for the Approved Supervisor designation, participants still receive valuable supervision training as well as earn 30 CEUs (approved for MFTs, MSWs, and LCADC/CADCs).  This training will be followed by another workshop expected to run in the Fall of 2013 and Spring of 2014 which will offer the opportunity to complete the experiential requirement of 36 hours of supervision of supervision.

About the Facilitator
Adriana B. Dunn, Ph.D. received her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Denver in Child Clinical Psychology.  She completed her internship training at Judge Baker Children’s Center/Harvard Medical School and post-doctoral training in child and adolescent psychology and family therapy at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Dr. Dunn was on faculty in the Marriage and Family Program at Seton Hall University for 8 years.  She taught and supervised students in the Masters, Post-Masters and Doctoral Programs and served as clinical coordinator for the Doctoral program.  Dr. Dunn also was an adjunct professor and supervisor at the Hong Kong Family Therapy Institute at Hong Kong University. 

Dr. Dunn has been a clinical member of AAMFT since 1993 and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor since 1995.  She is a clinical member of the American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology.  Dr. Dunn has presented at regional, state and national conferences in marriage and family therapy and has been a reviewer for the Journal of Systemic Therapies since 2005.

Dr. Dunn is licensed in New Jersey as a psychologist and marriage and family therapist and is currently in clinical practice working with children, families and geriatric populations.

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