Substance Use Counseling Competencies: Clinical Supervisor

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This educational course covers SAMHSA TAP 21-A: Competencies for Substance Treatment Clinical Supervisors. This manual lists competencies for effective supervision in substance use disorder treatment programs. It provides step-by-step guidance for implementing comprehensive supervisory training and workforce development.This education covers the Legal, Ethical, and Professional Development skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain theories, roles, and modalities of clinical supervision;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of counselor development;
  3. Identify professional and ethical standards;
  4. Understanding of the importance of clinical supervision in substance use treatment programs.



AuthorCenter for Substance Abuse Treatment. Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors. Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Series 21-A. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 12-4243. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2007.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C