About the Workshop:
In this workshop, we will identify supervisory skills and roles that enhance supervisee professional development, build cultural humility, and support the supervisory relationship. Consideration will also be given to the role of the supervisor as the profession’s gate-keeper. Case examples will be cited from the television show “The Office” and examined through a social service lens - with guidelines and research from the fields of psychology, social work, and counseling. Attendees do not need to be familiar with the “The Office” to learn from and enjoy this workshop.  

Course Objectives:
 At the end of this workshop:
1. Participants will be able to list the American Psychological Association’s Seven Domains of Supervision.
2. Participants will be able to identify elements of effective vs inadequate supervision according to research.
3. Participants will be able to recognize the role of the supervisor as gate-keeper to the profession, with implications on licensure attainment by the supervisee.
4. Participants will be able to identify methods to build cultural humility into the supervisory relationship and sensitively address the imbalance of power in supervision.
5. Participants will be able to recognize ethical boundary considerations within supervision.
Stacy Simera, MSSA, LISW-S, is an independently licensed social worker in the state of Ohio. Simera provides therapy at a private practice, facilitates psycho-educational programming at a multiple sclerosis clinic, conducts continuing education workshops for a variety of venues, volunteers within public health, and is the recipient of several social work awards. Simera’s experience in supervision includes the provision of field supervision and serving as field placement liaison for several universities and she served on an ad-hoc supervision advisory committee for her state licensing board. 
August 25, 2022
8:30 am - 11:45 am

$30 Registration Fee
Virtual Training using Zoom

3 CEUs in supervision approved for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists through the State of Ohio CSWMFT Board.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Bellefaire JCB-Medina County
Homestead Insurance
Huntington Bank
LLA Therapy, LLC

Medina County Health Department
Medina City Schools Foundation
Medina Noon Kiwanis
Oswald Companies
United Sports Apparel 

Special thanks to:  Medina Police, Medina City Schools, Hope Squad and the City of Medina for their inkind support!


Responding to Persons in Mental Health Crisis, Training for Law Enforcement

Location: Montville Safety Services Center, 6665 Wadsworth Road, Medina
Presenters:  Gail Houk, LPCC-S/ Thomas Huggins, RNC
September 19, 2022  12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The course will help participants recognize and effectively communicate with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. The course will cover symptomology of severe mental illness and psychosocial issues commonly leading to a mental health crisis.  Participants will learn skills for assessing and managing suicide risk. Participants will focus on how trauma can impact mental health, and how to use trauma informed approaches with people in crisis.  Information will be provided on the array of behavioral health services available in Medina County and how to access them.

Free training.  4 hours of Continuing Professional Training (CPT) has been approved by the Ohio Attorney General for Responding to Mental Health


For more information contact Gail Houk, LPCC-S at (330) 764-3607