Atlanta, GA USA Introductory/Intermediate Supervision

An Introduction to Ethical and Effective Supervision of Motivational Interviewing Practice
**NEW Continuing Education approvals!


Angela R. Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

This workshop is designed for individuals who have had minimal to moderate exposure to Motivational Interviewing (MI), and who are interested in learning more about the ethics of and effective supervision of MI practice.  

The first 3 hours of workshop time will be devoted to ethical issues when supervising MI practice. Dr. Bethea-Walsh will discuss when using MI is indicated (i.e., when the helper and client differ in their treatment goals, supporting ambivalent clients’ autonomy in the decision to change or not). Dr. Bethea-Walsh will offer a brief overview of counseling with neutrality (equipoise), 4 broad ethical values (autonomy, maleficence, beneficence, and justice), and how these have implications for supervising MI practice in specific clinical situations (i.e., mandated treatment programs, crisis assessment/hospitalization, working with offenders).

Dr. Bethea-Walsh will also discuss other ethical standards (i.e., assessing clinicians’ MI competence with measures, giving timely feedback, discussing counseling and supervision Informed Consent, maintaining confidentiality in supervision and related exceptions, effectively using parallel process in supervision to increase supervisee awareness of cross-cultural issues in treatment). Dr. Bethea-Walsh will also discuss when it is not appropriate to use MI (i.e., when the helper has a personal investment in the outcome). Reference will be given to different ethics codes and supervision guidelines (i.e., Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, etc.). 

The afternoon training will focus on how to use a MI style of supervising MI practice, including methods, and review of adherence and competence measurement tools. Dr. Bethea-Walsh will also guide MI fidelity coding practice. Participants will be guided through exercises including video demonstration and practice in small group exercises.

Training Objectives:

  1. Identify and discuss ethical principles to consider when supervising MI practice.
  2. Describe the “Spirit” of MI during supervision.
  3. Utilize 3 MI principles or interviewing skills to effectively supervise MI practice.
  4. Identify tools to measure clinician MI adherence and competence.
  5. Rate interventionists’ MI fidelity.

Target Audience: Licensed professionals who supervise or who are interested in supervising counselors or paraprofessionals in clinical work. Others who provide MI coaching (i.e., Research Study Personnel who provide MI coaching to study therapists). Participants must have minimal to moderate exposure to MI.


8:00am to 3:30pm (Registration starts at 8:30am)


The Link Counseling Center (The House Next Door)
348 Mount Vernon Highway NE
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

**Just outside Atlanta
**Free Parking!

Registration Includes:

  • Resource handouts and materials
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Tea and coffee breaks
  • Morning and afternoon snacks

**Lunch will not be provided.

Continuing Education:

  • Approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (6 Supervision Hours, 3 Core Hours or 3 Ethics Hours)
    **Related hours for LCSWs and LMFTs


  • Professionals (CE credit): $125.00 (fee increases to $150.00 after August 17, 2018)

Refund Policy:

If you cancel prior to August 10, 2018, you will receive a refund of money minus a $50.00 processing fee. Non-refundable thereafter.

For more information, contact:

Angela Bethea-Walsh, Ph.D. (404) 654-3614 or

The Link Counseling Center (The House Next Door) 348 Mount Vernon Highway NE Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328 (Just outside Atlanta)
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Supervision and coaching
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24 Aug 2018 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
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