On-boarding and On-going Training for the Interns and Supervisees in Your Practice

1 CE Credit Hour. Legal-Ethical. Continuing Education Session Replay

Presented By: Tara Sanderson, PsyD, MBA

Your onboarding process and ongoing training plan are vital for making your practice sustainable while also giving the interns and supervisees a plan they can follow to make ethical and responsible decisions in their future (because they probably won’t be with you forever)!

Join Dr. Tara Sanderson as she discusses norms for your interns and supervisees regarding their continuing ethical and legal due diligence and education.

Course Description

Educational Objectives

  • Identifying the key on-boarding and on-going training needed for interns and supervisees (Legal, Ethics, HIPAA, Informed Consent, Professional Disclosures,etc)
  • Understand how an on-boarding and on-going training plan can effectively create an environment that supports interns and supervisees ethical behavior and client care provision.
  • Develop strategies for creating a training plan that will meet your practice’s needs.


  • Welcome, Introduction
  • Definition of Onboarding plan and Training Plan
  • Understand where to look for what training is required
  • Define what specific training your practice wants to offer interns and supervisees.
  • Create a developmental flow of training for your site
  • Finalize your Onboarding and Training plans for your site
  • Q&A and closing



  • American Psychological Association. (2017). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. Washington, DC: Author.
  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2006). HIPAA Administrative Simplification. Washington, DC: Author.
  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2013). HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule. Washington, DC: Author.
  • Zucker, P.J., & Worthington, E.L. Jr. (1986). Supervision of interns and postdoctoral applicants for licensure in university counseling centers. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 33, 87-89.
  • Hess, A.K. (1986). Growth in supervision: Stages of supervisee and supervisor development. The Clinical Supervisor, 4, 51-67.
  • Hodge, Payne, & Wheeler, (1978). Approaches to empathy training: programmed method vs. individual supervision and professional vs. peer supervisors. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 25 (5), 449-453.
  • Sellers, T.P., Alai-Rosales, S., and MacDonald, P.F. (2016). Taking full responsibility: the ethics of supervision in behavior analytic practice. Behavioral Analysis Practice, December, 9, 299-309
  • Bernard, J.M., & Goodyear, R.G. (1998). Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision (2nd ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Bradley, L.J., & Kottler, J.A. (2001). Overview of counselor supervision. In L.J. Bradley & N. Ladany (Eds.) Counselor Supervision: Principles, Process and Practice. Braun-Brumfield, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Bradley, L.J. & Ladany, N. (2001). Counselor Supervision: Principles, Process, and Practice. Braun-Brumfield, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Chagnon, J.R., & Richard, K. (1995). Assessment of supervisee developmental level and supervision environment across supervisor experience. Journal of Counseling and Development, 73 (5), 553-558.
1 CE Credit Hour.

Presented/Developed By

Dr. Tara Sanderson, PsyD, MBA runs a successful group practice in Tigard Oregon. She has been teaching, training and supporting Student Interns and Preliminary Licensed Supervisees for over 15 years. In addition to understanding the Ethical ramifications of supervision, Dr. Sanderson also has her MBA and has studied the business dynamics of supporting a business. She teaches a course on How to Start a Private Practice for clinicians getting ready to launch into business for themselves. Her course on How to have Interns in your Practice has just recently launched. In that course she shares in depth more information about how to responsibly and ethically have interns in your practice, it also comes with all the forms you need to create the process for managing and monitoring the interns in your practice. She is the author of Too Much, Not Enough: A guide to decreasing anxiety and creating balance through intentional choices.

On a personal note, Tara enjoys playing table top role playing games with family and friends, motorcycling with her husband and Geocaching while she travels.

Consulting Website: www.drtarasanderson.com

Practice Website: www.drsandersonandassociates.com

Book Website: www.toomuchnotenoughbook.com

How to Start a Private Practice: www.howtostartaprivatepractice.com

How to have interns in your practice: www.howtohaveinternsinyourpractice.com

Program Notices

Accuracy, Utility, and Risks Statement:

This program discusses strategies for complying with HIPAA and some other US Federal rules. It may not include information on all applicable state laws. Misapplication of the materials, or errors in the materials, could result in non-compliance with applicable laws or ethics codes.

Conflicts of Interest: None noted.

Commercial Support: None.

This course is subject to our cancellation/refund policy and complaint policy.

1 CE Credit Hour.

1 CE Credit Hour. Legal-Ethical. Continuing Education Session Replay


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