Psychotherapy & Organizational Development, LLC

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. In what order do I study the Materials?
    a. Follow the order outlined by the final test. Note the test begins with the phrase (Test On … ) which cites specific materials.Study those first then take the test ON THAT MATERIAL ONLY (i.e. questions 1-14). Then note that the next part of the test concerns subsequent materials: study those second,then test on those, etc.
  2. Where is the index of the material?
    a. Your computer will display a view of the material that lists in text form the name of every file. Each of those files, when opened, is ‘searchable’ for any word, using your computer in its ‘find’ mode (different methods for Windows or Mac operating system). Many are in .pdf form and you’ll need Adobe Acrobat or some such .pdf file reader, available free online at
  3. Is this material approved by the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE)?
    a.Beginning in December, 2011 the Board offered to assess the training learning objectives that you have completed. Contact the Board for details in your specific situation.
  4. Who does approve of this material?
    a. My company, Psychotherapy & Organizational Development, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychotherapy & Organizational Development, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. It is your responsibility to check with your licensing authority to see if it allows APA-sponsored organizations’ training to be credited for your needs.
  5. Will you offer six-hour continuing education in clinical supervision in the future, to help me maintain my status with the State?
    a. Yes. The best way to stay informed of up-coming training is to log on to and put your name and email address on the mailing list. The box is at the bottom right corner of every main page.
  6. May I use this material in trainings that I or my colleagues produce?
    a. No – not without written permission from the author (below).
  7. Will you put my name on a list of clinicians that have received this training and can offer licensure-quality clinical supervision?
    a. Yes. I receive many requests for such supervisors and the existing list is surprisingly short. Please tell me if you are offering such services.
  8. Why are so few qualified clinicians offering licensure-quality clinical supervision?
    a. Informal conversations with them suggest that they are apprehensive about getting engaged with AZBBHE if they go on record as offering such supervision. (It has to be declared when one reports one’s continuing education activities every two years to the Board.)
  9. What are clinical supervisors doing that generates AZBBHE negative action?
    a. Insufficient education and training in clinical supervision; failures to document their sessions of supervision; dual relationships with supervisees; mischaracterizing social or professional encounters with supervisees (over lunch or at conferences) as supervision.
  10. Will the completion of this home study and test be all I need to become a clinical supervisor under State law?
    a. The law is very specific about the supervision you received and the licensure status you maintain. It demands specific topics of clinical supervision training in the first in a 12 hour segment, and then six hours of unspecified clinical supervision training every two years. Please review the law on your own, searching on topics of your concern, at: Pay specific attention to AZ State Law section R4-6-212 J.1.(a-d) which details mandatory training topics.
    b. A qualified clinical supervisor according to academic guideline also has hours and hours of practice (with junior clinicians, or peers), first being supervised and then supervising. This face-toface repetition is crucial to your becoming a competent clinical supervisor.
    c. I urge any interested student of clinical supervision to meet individually with senior clinicians, or to join (or form) a small group, meeting twice a month and reviewing cases. An apprentice model is the best method to learn this skill.

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