Supervisor Registration



  • Supervisor Commitments

    As a supervisor facilitating delivery of the SMC intervention, I commit to the following statements:

    Supervision
    1. I lead implementation of the SMC in my agency and serve as on-going liaison to the SMC staff. My supervision role includes:
    • Selecting, overseeing training process, monitoring fidelity, remediating, and arranging
    • re-certification of tutors
    • Conducting an agency-wide training about traumatic stress and the SMC intervention
    • Providing license-related and anonymized clinical documentation to the SMC staff
    2. I select, train, and supervise only Tutors who are:
    • Licensed professionals (nurses, social workers, psychologists, midwives, physicians)
    • Certified or trained paraprofessionals (doulas, health educators, community outreach workers, or other experienced staff)
    3. I provide clinical supervision, including case consultation, working through challenges, addressing vicarious trauma, or other needs consistent with norms in behavioral health service settings. NOTE: If I am not an experienced, licensed clinician, then my agency has also engaged such a person to provide the clinical supervision.
    4. I use the SMC documents to guide supervision including:
    • Following the tutor selection interview guidelines
    • Verifying completion of the pre-learning reading and worksheets
    • Verifying attendance at the tutor workshop and agency-wide, in-service training
    • Discussing a training case-in-progress prior to allowing a tutor to begin using the SMC independently
    • Determining that I am satisfied that the tutor is prepared to deliver the SMC safely
    5. I understand that fidelity to the manual is the best predictor of effectiveness for manualized behavioral programs like the SMC (Bellg AJ et al., 2004; Moore GF et al., 2015). Therefore, I will audit fidelity of all tutors by periodically requesting fidelity checklists from tutor and client for the same session (i.e., “mirror image reports”). The supervisor also will periodically review a case file to verify that safety was monitored and referrals were appropriate. The supervisor will document tutor performance as:
    • True to the curriculum (>80% on the SMC fidelity guide/checklist),
    • Of high quality in terms of the tutor-client relationship (respect and rapport, attaining active participation from the mom)
    • Safe, with appropriate referral

    Training and Referrals
    1. I will facilitate an all-hands, agency-level training to advance our services toward being fully trauma-informed. This is an in-service Trauma Informed Care (TIC) education program, developed by SMC and delivered by the supervisor.
    2. I have compiled, and will assist the tutors to maintain, a list of referral resources appropriate to trauma-informed care in the perinatal period, including:
    • Intimate partner violence services
    • Substance abuse services
    • Specialist mental health services (i.e., psychiatrist, psychotherapist)
    • Child welfare services
    • Emergency care where psychiatric concerns can be addressed

    Documentation
    1. In addition to attending an SMC Tutor Training Workshop, I have read the list of commitments required of tutors and understand their scope of work.
    2. I will oversee my tutors’ completion and storage of SMC (electronic and/or paper) documentation as follows:
    • License-related documents, including forms pertaining to agency-level training, tutor training, fidelity monitoring, remediation, and re-certification, as well as documentation of availability and utilization of clinical supervision
    • Clinical documents, including anonymous Starting Assessment, Client Folio notes, and Ending Assessment forms for each participating survivor mom
    3. I acknowledge that conveying the license-related reports to SMC staff is required to maintain our SMC end-user license. For Early Adopters only: I agree to convey anonymous clinical documentation forms to the SMC staff as requested for research purposes.

    Licensing
    1. I understand that, at the time of license renewal at the end of Year 2, I will request and evaluate at least one case study by each tutor (on the SMC form provided) documenting knowledge of SMC’s use. I will recommend for or against re-certification of the tutor based on fidelity, quality, and safety. I understand that, at the time of license renewal, SMC staff will review the license-related documentation and discuss with me any impediments that require remediation.
    2. I am aware that I can contact the SMC program staff to provide information, technical assistance, or consultation as part of the agency license agreement.
    3. I am aware that SMC tutoring and supervision occurs only in the setting of an agency or organization holding an end-user license agreement with the Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute and that the SMC curriculum and materials may not be used outside this context or at variance from the license agreement except by express written permission.
    4. I have read and e-signed the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and End User License Agreements on the SMC website.


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