Fostering a Legal-Ethical Supervision Environment: Ethical Considerations of Hosting Interns and Supervisees

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

Presented By: Tara Sanderson, PsyD, MBA

Learn from Dr. Tara Sanderson as she explores the legal-ethical considerations for incorporating interns and supervisees into a private practice while meeting the practice’s legal-ethical responsibilities and risk management needs. Special attention will be paid to the impact of modeling legal-ethical practice for interns and supervisees as part of their practical education experience.

Course Description

Educational Objectives

  • Identify the most common mistakes practices make when having interns and supervisees in your practice
  • Describe high risk issues that come up when supervising interns and supervisees in your practice.
  • Learn how to identify the legal, ethical, and HIPAA rules and standards associated with having interns and supervisees in your practice


  • Introductions
  • Definitions:
    • Interns
    • Preliminary Licensed/Pre-licensed (Provisionally? This feel like more common than preliminary, but it’s probably discretionary)
    • Supervision
  • Common Mistakes
    • No Systems in place
    • Not knowing where to find the rules
    • Making decisions based on finances or lack of knowledge
  • Ethics/Administrative Rules/School Policy
    • HIPAA and Interns/Supervisees
    • HIPAA Workforce
    • Why Interns/Supervisees are not HIPAA Business Associates
  • Systems in place
  • Documentation
  • Q&A, Closing Comments


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 designed for clinicians getting ready to launch into business for themselves. Her course on How to Have Interns in Your Practice has recently launched. In that course she shares in depth 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.


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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.

Commercial Support: None noted.

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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