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SAMHSA News - May/June 2007, Volume 15, Number 3

TAP 21A: Competencies for Clinical Supervisors

cover of Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors, TAP 21-A - click to viewSAMHSA’s Knowledge Application Program (KAP) recently released Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21-A, Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors.

The publication provides practical, user-friendly lists of the competencies necessary for effective clinical supervision in substance abuse treatment programs. Step-by-step guidelines explain how to structure supervisory elements of both state and private treatment systems.

Competencies are presented in two parts—foundation areas and performance domains.

Foundation areas include leadership, critical thinking, and organizational management and administration. Performance domains identify specific responsibilities, such as counselor development and performance evaluation, that are essential to protecting client welfare, improving services, developing a competent staff, and fulfilling an organization’s mission and goals.

For a free print copy, contact SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at 1 (800) 729-6686 (English), 1 (877) 767-8432 (Español), or 1 (800) 487-4889 (TDD). Request publication number (SMA) 07-4243.

This publication also is available for free download from SAMHSA’s Web site at
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SAMHSA News - May/June 2007, Volume 15, Number 3