Institute for the Family

Supervision Courses

Summer 2015

5-Hour Supervision Refresher Course

Pieter le RouxDownload flyer (coming soon)

PSI 487 / CRN TBA / 0.0 credit hrs

The 5-hour course is designed for AAMFT Supervisors who seek renewal of their supervisor designation. It is an interactive and intensive five hour course for experienced supervisors. The course content is geared towards current developments in supervision. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Learning Objectives

Review and discuss:

  • Current supervision literature
  • Common ethical dilemmas and legal issues
  • Issues related to developing, establishing and maintaining supervision contracts
  • Cultural, gender and socioeconomic issues in therapy and supervision
  • Standards for becoming an Approved Supervisor and the role of Approved Supervisor Mentor


Pieter le Roux D. Litt. et Phil.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics;and
Director, Family Therapy Training Program

Date / Location

Date: TBA
(9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
University of Rochester Medical Center
300 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642
Directions to URMC



AAMFT 30-hours Approved Supervision Course

PSI 486 / CRN TBA / 3.0 credit hrs

The 30 hours course is for individuals seeking the AAMFT Approved supervisor designation. Participants will become familiar with supervision literature, theories, techniques and skills.

Standard UR Tuition fees apply ($1442. X 3.0 Total = $4,326.00)


Pieter le Roux D. Litt. et Phil.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and
Director, Family Therapy Training Program

Dates / Time

Wednesdays: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
from May – August on the following dates:

University of Rochester Medical Center
Room TBA

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe several major models of marriage and family therapy and marriage and family therapy supervision, and contrast these models on philosophical and pragmatic issues
  2. Articulate a personal and preferred model of supervision and relate this to a preferred model of therapy as well as existing models of supervision
  3. Demonstrate skills in assessing progress in therapist-client and supervisor-therapist-client subsystems
  4. Demonstrate skills in monitoring, evaluating, and identifying problems in the therapist-client and supervisor­ therapist-client
  5. Demonstrate skills in structuring supervision, problem solving, and implementing supervisory interventions in a range of supervisory modalities (for example, live supervision, videotaped supervision) Develop appropriate sensitivity for issues of gender, race, class and culture in supervision
  6. Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity of the ethical and legal issues involved in marriage and family therapy as stated in the AAMFT Code of Ethical Principles for Marriage and Family Therapists.
  7. Demonstrate functional understanding of the requirements and procedures for supervising applicants for AAMFT Clinical membership and the AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation as described in AAMFT membership Requirements and The AAMFT Approved Supervisor Designation: Standards and Responsibilities Handbook

Registration and More Information

  • For more information or to have registration materials sent to you, please complete our request form,
    or contact:

    Diana R. Julian, Program Secretary
    University of Rochester
    Psychiatry Dept. / Box: F & M
    300 Crittenden Blvd.
    Rochester, NY 14642
    (585) 275-2532
  • Registration Beginning & Deadline: Registrations begins on April 1st, 2015 and deadline to submit all registraion materials is April 30th.  Please submit registrations to Diana Julian by April 25th for processing before submitting to the Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs office. Please note: Registrations received after this date are subject to a $150 late fee by the URMC Registrar.