This training focuses on the more advanced elements for supervisors to ensure that they go “below the waterline” of just transmitting “evidence-based practices” to candidates, by including psychodynamic and other approaches that address the breadth and depth of being a counselor. Clinical Supervisors are responsible for raising the next generation of therapists and serving as gatekeepers to the profession. However, in our era of evidence-based practices, candidates often want supervisors to just teach them therapy models.
About Paul Williams
Paul Williams, M.C. DBTC LPC is the Director of Clinical Development at Red Rock Behavioral Health Services in Oklahoma. Mr. Williams was trained in counseling in Arizona, and marriage and family therapy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He then trained at the Veterans Administration (V.A.) Hospital in Tucson, AZ within the Family Mental Health Clinic, designed to address the needs of military adults, couples, families and adolescents. Paul has worked at various community behavioral health agencies with over 24 years of experience, covering a wide spectrum of populations: Child, family, foster care, adult, and substance use disorders, prison-reentry, assertive community treatment of the severely mentally ill, crisis intervention, law enforcement collaboration, the LGBTQ+ population, suicidality management, and borderline personality disorder.
Paul completed intense clinical training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy™; and, he completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from Marsha Linehan Ph.D.’s Behavioral Tech, LLC™ and is a Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Therapist and trains in other Mindfulness-Based Therapies. Paul is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health as a supervisor for therapist candidates for professional counselor licensure. He also is an approved provider for the Oklahoma Board Supervisory Equivalency Course. Paul has lived in Oklahoma for 15 years and enjoys national & international travel, learning languages, cooking, gardening, and studying Spirituality and World Religions.
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