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Supervisor Training 
Professional Development

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Professional and Applied Psychology recognizes that clinical supervisors are pivotal to the training experience of competent psychologists and counselors.

The PCOM School of Professional and Applied Psychology is committed to maintaining a strong and active linkage with our training sites. At our annual Supervisor Training Day, we recognize our supervisors for the valued service they perform on behalf of our students in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology and Mental Health Counseling, and provide them with opportunities to extend and broaden their supervisory competencies through advanced training.

19th Annual Supervisor Training Day
Friday, November 6, 2020

The annual supervisor training day will include two live webinars. View the program brochure [PDF] for information about each session including educational objectives and suggested reading.

Session I (8:45 a.m. - noon, Live Webinar): Mental Health Needs of Trauma-Impacted Lesbian Gay Bisexul and Transgender (LGBTQ) Youth: Implementing TF-CBT for LGBT Youth and Their Caregivers

Arturo Zinny, LPC, MA
Program Director, Healing Hurt People (HHP)
Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice (CNVSJ), Drexel University, School of Public Health

Session II (1 - 4:30 p.m., Live Webinar): Improving Women's Health and Mental Health: Psychology Competencies and Strategies in Integrated Primary Care

Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP
Associate Professor and Clinical Director
Women’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Service Line, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

About the Supervisor Training Program

Supervisors engage in a number of activities including teaching fundamental clinical methods and competencies, and mentoring and supporting professional growth.

The annual supervisor training workshops are typically presented in the fall and are free and open to direct supervisors of practicum students and interns, and faculty, with registration.

The supervisor training workshops offers the opportunity for CEU credit. Psychologists, social workers, school psychologists (NASP) and NBCC counselors can earn up to 6.0 CEs.

In addition, direct supervisors of PCOM graduate psychology students in practicum and internship may qualify to participate in a free 10 hour APA Continuing Education home study cultural competency training program: A Cultural Competency Training Program for Psychologists: Clinical and Supervisory Practices with Latino Culture and Language by Marie C. Weil, PsyD and Bruce S. Zahn, EdD, ABPP.

Past Events

18th Annual Supervisor Training Day

Friday, October 4, 2019

Workshop 1

Emotional Schema Therapy: Coping with Difficulty Emotions

Robert L. Leahy, PhD
Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, New York, NY

Workshop 2

Nuances of Suicide Risk Assessment: Tips and Tricks for Validity in a Technology World

Terri A. Erbacher, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, PCOM

Workshop 3

The Supervisor's Role in Enhancing Professional Development: Ethical and Professional Issues

Samuel Knapp, EdD, ABPP
Pennsylvania Psychological Association

View the 2019 program brochure (PDF).

17th Annual Supervisor Training Day

Friday, October 5, 2018

Workshop 1

Cognitive Conceptualization

Judith S. Beck, PhD
President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop 2

Competence in CBT Supervision: Do You Get the Drift?

Allen R. Miller, PhD, M.B.A.
Director, CBT Programs
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Workshop 3

Assessing and Treating Behavioral Sleep Difficulties in Anxious Children and Adolescents

Johanna Carpenter, PhD
Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and Sidney Kimmel College of Thomas Jefferson University

Ariel Williamson, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania

16th Annual Supervisor Training Day

Friday, November 3, 2017

Workshop 1

Physician-Patient Communication: Applying Psychologists' Skills to Improve Quality and Satisfaction for Patients, Families, and Clinicians

Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Laurie Sands Distinguished Professor of Families & Health
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
2016 President, American Psychological Association

Workshop 2

Giving Your Very Best in Supervision and Managing Common Ethical Issues

David Rubenstein, Psy.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Wellness; Director, Counseling & Psychological Services, Rowan University
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Drexel University College of Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology, Drexel University

15th Annual Supervisor Training Day

Friday, October 14, 2016

Workshop 1

Making Supervision More Effective

Donna M. Sudak, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Senior Associate Training Director
Director of Psychotherapy Training
Past President, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Drexel University College of Medicine

Workshop 2

Reducing Microaggressions and Promoting Racial Harmony in Clinical Supervisor Training

Monnica T. Williams, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Associate Editor, The Behavior Therapist
Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

14th Annual Supervisor Training Day

Friday, October 23, 2015

Workshop 1

Strategic Approaches: Working with Supervisees Who Do Not Meet Professional Competence Requirements

Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP
Professor, Vice Chair, and Chief Psychologist Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Past President, American Psychological Association

Workshop 2

New Ethical Trends in Telepsychology and Supervision

Alex M. Siegel, JD, PhD
Director of Professional Affairs (DPA)
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB)

13th Annual Supervisor Training Day

Friday, October 10, 2014

Workshop 1

The Resilient Young Ladies and Men (RYLM) Program: Positive Behaviors Intervention for African American Youth and Families

James E. Dobbins, PhD, ABPP
Professor, Wright State School of Professional Psychology
Founding Director of the Ellis Human Development Institute
Past Associate Dean for Professional Affairs and Services, Wright State School of Professional Psychology

Workshop 2

ACT Flexibly: Increasing Psychological Flexibility with Contemporary CBT

Roger K. McFillin, PsyD, ABPP
Center for Integrated Behavioral Health, LLC
Philip J. Pellegrino, PsyD, ABPP
Center for Integrated Behavioral Health, LLC 

12th Annual Supervisor Training Day

October 25, 2013

Workshop 1

Effective Supervision: Training the Next Generation of Therapists to Excel in Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques, Conceptualization, and Relational Skills

Cory F. Newman, PhD, ABPP
Director, Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Psychology, in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop 2

Ethical Supervision in Clinics and Schools

Ronald Fischman, EdD, NCSP
President, Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists

Bruce S. Zahn, EdD, ABPP
Professor and Director of Clinical Training
PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

11th Annual Supervisor Training Day

May 2, 2012

Workshop 1

Nuts and Bolts of Patient Centered Behavioral Health

Neftali Serrano, PsyD
Director, Primary Care Behavioral Health at Access Community Health Centers

Workshop 2

Applying Recovery and Trauma Informed Care Principles to an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting

Gina M. Fusco, PsyD
Chief Operating Officer, Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at PCOM

Mark Combs, PhD
Director of Clinical Services, Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

10th Annual Supervisor Training Day

November 18, 2011

Workshop 1

Psychology Practice: Design for Tomorrow

Carol Goodheart, EdD
Past President, APA

Workshop 2

Integrated Behavioral Health Care and Professional Psychology: Building Your Toolbox for the Practice of Tomorrow – Today!

Barry Jacobs, PsyD
Psychologist, Crozer-Keystone Health System
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology at PCOM

Contact Us

Interested supervisors may contact Dr. Bruce Zahn at or 215-871-6498 for more information. Please identify your agency and the students who you are supervising in your inquiry.