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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 distinguish our supervisors for the valued service they perform on behalf of our students in our clinical psychology, school psychology and counseling psychology programs, and provide them with opportunities to extend and broaden their supervisory competencies through advanced training.

2023 supervisor Training Day

Friday, October 20, 2023
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The annual supervisor training day includes two live webinars. View the program brochure (PDF) for information about each session including educational objectives and suggested readings.

CBT for Adult ADHD: An Implementation-Focused Approach (Session 1)

Adult ADHD is one of the more impairing syndromes encountered in outpatient psychology and psychiatry clinical practices. The worldwide prevalence of adult ADHD is estimated at around 3% (4.4% in the US). CBT for adult ADHD is an evidence-supported psychosocial treatment, but its clinical implementation is made difficult because clients with adult ADHD struggle with follow-through on their intentions and goals despite knowing what to do— that is, ADHD is a performance problem, not a knowledge problem. Consequently, the current session offers an implementation-focused approach to delivering CBT for adults with ADHD.

J. Russell Ramsay, PhD, ABPP
Russell Ramsay, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist specializing in the assessment and psychosocial treatment of adult ADHD. Before retiring from the University of Pennsylvania in June 2023 to start his independent telepsychology practice, he was professor of clinical psychology and co-founder and clinical director of PENN’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program.

The Ethics of Creating a Professional Will: What is It and Do I Need One? (Session 2)

Most mental health professionals live in a state of dissonance: the knowledge of our own mortality and no written plan for our practices and patients should we become incapacitated or die. This presentation will address the ethical principles underlying a professional will and describe what should be included in a professional will. Drs. Belding and Siegel will weave in clinical examples from their own practices into a lively discussion of how and why providing continuity for our patients after our death is an essential part of caring for our patients.

The presentation will focus on the many regulatory and ethical issues underpinning the necessity of such planning. It will address some real life details such as choosing a professional executor, providing for confidentiality of records, notifying patients of your plan, organizing access to your premises and dealing with passwords and locations of records.

Alex M. Siegel, JD, PhD
Dr. Alex M. Siegel is an attorney and clinical psychologist. Dr. Siegel was appointed to the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology and served on the Board for 13 years, 6 of which as Chair. In 2005, Dr. Siegel was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). He was elected President of ASPPB in 2008. Currently, Dr. Siegel is the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) for ASPPB.

Karen Eselson Belding, PsyD

Dr. Karen Eselson Belding is a clinical psychologist. She has been in private practice for 34 years. Prior roles have included working as the Assistant Director of the Women’s Center at Belmont, and as Co-Clinical Director of the Renfrew Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Belding’s areas of interest include eating disorders, trauma, and working within a mindfulness model.

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.

All PCOM clinical supervisors and faculty are invited to attend. Please pass on this invitation to others at your agency who directly supervise our students in approved practicums/externships or internships.

Criteria for earning CE

Full attendance is required to receive CE credit for each session. No partial credits are available. All participants must sign an attestation regarding attendance and indicate the type of CE credit they require through a link which will be provided following the session. At the conclusion of each session participants will be provided an additional link to complete an evaluation survey; we request that you take a few minutes to anonymously provide feedback.


PCOM's School of Professional and Applied Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Professional & Applied Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Certified counselors

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Professional and Applied Psychology has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.5672. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Professional and Applied Psychology is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Licensed social workers

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Professional and Applied Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Professional and Applied Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Pennsylvania Board of Social Work Examiners recognizes and accepts the psychology continuing education hours/ credits for social workers. However, all social workers are responsible for checking with their Board. The Board requires a minimum duration of two hours per program. After successfully meeting the criteria for earning CE’s, social workers will receive the Certificate of Attendance.

Unless otherwise specified in the program promotional materials, there is no commercial support interest to the sponsor, instructors, content of instruction or any other relationship that could be construed as a conflict of interest.

For any program that has a fee attached, the School of Professional and Applied Psychology requires that notification of cancellation be made no later than three business days before the day of the program. Full refunds are available for notifications for programs with fees that are made within three business days prior to the day of the event. For all other cancellations, a credit will be issued for a future PCOM CE program.

Further Information about the Refund/Cancellation Policy and any other questions may be obtained by contacting

2022 Supervisor Training Day
  • Normative and Prolonged Grief
    Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FT
  • Five Strategies to Update Your Practices with Suicidal Patients
    Samuel Knapp, EdD, ABPP
  • View the 2022 program brochure (PDF).
2021 Supervisor Training Day
  • Telepsych and PSYPACT
    Alex M. Siegel, JD, PhD
  • Positive Psychology During a Pandemic: Strengths, Meaning and Mindfulness
    Scott Glassman, PsyD
  • View the 2021 program brochure (PDF).
2020 Supervisor Training Day
  • Mental Health Needs of Trauma-Impacted Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ) Youth: Implementing TF-CBT for LGBT Youth and Their Caregivers
    Arturo Zinny, LPC, MA
  • Improving Women's Health and Mental Health: Psychology Competencies and Strategies in Integrated Primary Care
    Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP
  • View the 2020 program brochure (PDF).
2019 Supervisor Training Day
  • Emotional Schema Therapy: Coping with Difficulty Emotions
    Robert L. Leahy, PhD
  • Nuances of Suicide Risk Assessment: Tips and Tricks for Validity in a Technology World
    Terri A. Erbacher, PhD
  • The Supervisor's Role in Enhancing Professional Development: Ethical and Professional Issues
    Samuel Knapp, EdD, ABPP
  • View the 2019 program brochure (PDF).
2018 Supervisor Training Day
  • Cognitive Conceptualization
    Judith S. Beck, PhD
  • Competence in CBT Supervision: Do You Get the Drift?
    Allen R. Miller, PhD, M.B.A.
  • Assessing and Treating Behavioral Sleep Difficulties in Anxious Children and Adolescents
    Johanna Carpenter, PhD, and Ariel Williamson, PhD
2017 Supervisor Training Day
  • Physician-Patient Communication: Applying Psychologists' Skills to Improve Quality and Satisfaction for Patients, Families, and Clinicians
    Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, ABPP
  • Giving Your Very Best in Supervision and Managing Common Ethical Issues
    David Rubenstein, PsyD