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Salon: A Humanistic Approach to Culturally Sensitive Clinical Supervision

  • 31 May 2019
  • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Home of Dean Given, 658 Chelham Way, Montecito, CA 93108
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1.5 CE Units for Psychologists
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A Humanistic Approach to Culturally Sensitive Clinical Supervision

Heidi A. Zetzer, Ph.D.

Santa Barbara County Psychological Association


Description: The purpose of this seminar is to provide a foundation for multicultural clinical supervision that is grounded in humanistic principles and supervision theory, draws on research regarding helpful supervision practices, and promotes supervision competencies. Participants will learn how to build on their strengths and deepen their practice as clinical supervisors with the goal of supporting the holistic development of supervisees.

  1. Introduction (5:30-6:00pm)

    1. Guidelines for Supervision in Health Service Psychology

    2. Self-Assessment of Supervision Competencies

  2. Cultural Competence In Supervision (6:00-6:30pm)

    1. Key Features of Cultural Competence

      1. Knowing Your Social Location

      2. Cultural Humility

    2. The Joys of Culturally Sensitive Clinical Supervisionn

  3. Key Concepts for Multicultural Supervision (6:30-7:00pm)

    1. Integrated Developmental Model

    2. Multicultural Identity Development

    3. Helpful & Hindering Behaviors in Multicultural Supervision

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe two features of cultural competence in clinical supervision

  2. Explain the importance of developmental models in the context of multicultural supervision

  3. Differentiate between helpful and hindering behaviors in multicultural supervision


Dr. Heidi A. Zetzer is the Director of the Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic and a Lecturer with Security of Employment in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Dr. Zetzer teaches Theories of Supervision & Consultation, Supervision Practicum, supervises student clinicians and student supervisors, and coordinates externships. Dr. Zetzer is the President of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics, Chair of the Section for Supervision and Training in the Society of Counseling Psychology (Div 17) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Zetzer is a former president of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. In 2014, Dr. Zetzer received the Outstanding Counseling Supervisor Award from the Supervision & Training Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) of the American Psychological Association.


Zetzer, H.A., (2019). What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. In T. R. E. Manese (Eds.), Casebook in multicultural clinical supervision: New Models, Lenses, and Applications (pp. 129-146). San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Zetzer, H.A. (2016). Power, privilege, & parallel process in supervision: Multicultural feminist reflections on practice. In K. Hardy & T. Bobes (Eds.) Culturally sensitive supervision & training: Diverse perspectives and practical applications (pp. 27-34). NY: Routledge.

Zetzer, H.A. (2015). Parallel process in multicultural supervision, Psychotherapy Bulletin, 50 (2), 19-23.

Zetzer, H.A. (2015). White Privilege: The Luxury of Undivided Attention in B. Bergo and T. Nicholls (Eds.), “I Don’t See Color”: Personal and Critical Perspectives on White Privilege (pp. 119-134). University Park, PA: Penn State University Press.

CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA). The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licensees. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice:Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive (1.5) continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

This salon will be held at 658 Chelham Way, Montecito, CA 93108.

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