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The Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy Presents their 24th Annual Supervision Conference  

Seton Hall University's Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy is hosting their 24th Annual Supervision Conference entitled, Clinical Supervision During Covid-19: Learning from Challenges. This conference will take place virtually, via Zoom on Friday, October 28th, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST. This program will provide 4 hours of continuing education credits and is co-sponsored by New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) and Seton Hall University.

The Supervision Conference will build upon the foundation of a completed doctoral program in applied psychology by moving attendees beyond their training in clinical supervision theory, research, and practice to address clinical telesupervision. This workshop will share best practices in telesupervision from the growing body of theoretical and empirical scholarship on telesupervision along with the results of our own mixed-methods study exploring how COVID-19 impacted clinical training and supervision from the perspectives of both supervisors and trainees.

The Conference will feature two presenters, Sepideh Sam Soheilian, Ph.D., a Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Baltimore; and Tiffany O'Shaughnessy, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor of Counseling at San Francisco State University.

Dr. Soheilian's research focuses on training counselors through culturally focused clinical supervision and training. She has co-authored multiple articles, chapters, and professional presentations on supervision competency. More recently, her scholarship has focused on telesupervision experiences both pre and post pandemic. In addition to clinical supervision and training, Dr. Soheilian is also dedicated to research focused on Middle Eastern American and Arab American mental health.

Dr. O'Shaughnessy's research focuses on LGBTQ affirmative therapy and fostering multicultural and social justice counseling skills through supervision and training. She has co-authored multiple articles, chapters, and professional presentations on supervision competency and was awarded the Society of Counseling Psychology Supervision and Training Section's Outstanding Early Career Professional/Trainer award in 2015. She also maintains a therapy practice in Berkeley, CA, and served for a decade as a volunteer individual clinical supervisor and trainer for The Pacific Center for Human Growth, a queer community mental health center that provides sliding-scale therapy to foster the well-being of the LGBTQ community.

Attendees can expect to learn strategies for enhancing the supervisory working alliance when working virtually with diverse supervisees. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their own supervisory practice and identify areas for growth. The Conference is at the intermediate level and is appropriate for psychologists, counselors, mental health professionals and graduate students who have some familiarity with clinical supervision.

The Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy hopes this Conference will help participants 1) evaluate their own preparedness for ethical telesupervision practice; 2) describe empirical research on telesupervision; 3) list strategies to enhance the telesupervisory working alliance; 4) describe how to broach cultural differences in telesupervision; and 5) list strategies to improve the quality of telesupervision.

Seton Hall University makes our CE programs accessible to individuals with disabilities, according to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact Peggy Farrelly, Ph.D., at if special accommodation is required. This conference is supported in part through generous contributions from Mrs. Raymond Hanbury.

Those interested in attending may register here or call (973) 275-2196 for more information.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Simone Robinson
  • (973) 275-2196