Supervisor Registration

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  • Supervisor Commitments
    As a supervisor facilitating delivery of the SMC intervention, I commit to the following program requirements:
    1. I will 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 in-service training about traumatic stress and the SMC intervention
    • Providing license-related documentation to the SMC staff
    2. I will 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 will 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 requesting fidelity checklists from tutor and client for the same session (i.e., “mirror image reports”). I will do this for EVERY session during the training case. I will do this for at least one session from the case study the tutor provides later in the year for renewal.
    6. I also will periodically review a case file for each tutor 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
    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 in-service training (supervisor)
      • tutor training attendance and training case (supervisor),
      • supervision meetings (re: fulfilling implementation goals; supervisor)
      • fidelity monitoring (supervisor, facilitated by tutor),
      • remediation (supervisor summary),
      • and re-certification paperwork for renewal, including case study with fidelity forms (supervisor)
      • as well as documentation of availability (supervisor) and utilization of clinical supervision (supervisor, facilitated by tutor or clinical supervisor).
    3. I acknowledge that conveying the license-related reports to SMC staff is required to maintain our SMC end-user license.
    1. I understand that, at the time of license renewal at the end of each year, I will submit the materials outlined in the supervisor checklist. As part of this, 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 also collect one pair of mirror image fidelity checklists from the renewal case study for each tutor. 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 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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