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Mentor and Clinical Supervisor [2.10.2f 20]

Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor, Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 52. This TIP is organized into three parts: Part 1 for substance abuse clinical supervisors focuses on providing appropriate supervision methods and frameworks. Part 2 for program administrators focuses on providing administrative support to implement adoption of the counseling recommendations made in Part 1. Part 3 for clinical supervisors, program administrators, and interested counselors is an online literature review that provides an in-depth look at relevant published resources. Part 3 will be updated every 6 months for 5 years following publication of the TIP.

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Minority Fellowship Program provides specialized training and mentoring relationships to address health disparities. Fellowships are given to individuals who have a history of working with underserved communities and are committed to continuing the work to lessen disparities and make behavioral health supports accessible. Fellows are given the opportunity to provide leadership on the development and implementation of culturally specific and patient-centered programs for underserved communities with behavioral health needs. Additional federal funding was provided in 2012 to increase the number of culturally competent mental health professionals. Although the fellowship program is managed by CMHS, it is jointly funded by CMHS, CSAT, and CSAP. The fellowship is offered in one of the three domains: substance abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment, or mental health treatment.

Why Mentoring Works
The Interprofessional Mentoring Guide developed by Health Systems and Workforce Research Unit of the Alberta Health Services, this guide helps the healthcare practitioner who facilitates, supervises and evaluates interprofessional learning for students from other disciplines during their clinical placement.
For a comprehensive guide on clinical supervision in the AOD field refer to:
Todd, C. & O’Connor, J. (2005). Clinical Supervision. In N. Skinner, A.M. Roche, J. O’Connor, Y. Pollard, & C. Todd (Eds.), Workforce Development TIPS (Theory Into Practice Strategies): A Resource Kit for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field. National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.
The NCETA chapter on Supervision can be found Here.
Additional toolkit information is available through the  Effective Supervisor Chapter.

Additional Resources on Mentoring/Coaching are: 

The “Grow” Model of Coaching. The organization Mindtools provides information on the “Goal, Current Reality, Options, Will (GROW) model of coaching team members to improve performance. It can be found Here.
by the American Management Association.
The Alberta Health Services – Inter-professional Mentoring Guide for Supervisors, Staff, and Students was developed for healthcare practitioners and students to support inter-professional practice education for students at the workplace setting. .
Simple tips on mentoring and coaching can be found at Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies and at the American Psychological Association Tips for Mentors.
For additional information on supervisors as mentors, see Turning Supervisors into Mentor/Coaches [2.8.5].

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