Serving the Graduate Psychology Community since 2003

6th Annual ACEPT Conference

Ethical Considerations in Supervision: The Many Faces of Supervision and the Law

Friday May 18, 2018 

8:15am – 2:30pm
Loyola University
Water Tower Campus
111 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611

*3 CE’s Available
Sponsored by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies

Conference Schedule:
8:15-8:45am Check In/Morning Refreshments
9:00-10:30am (1.5 CE credits) Session I: Avoiding Landmines: Clinical Supervision and HR Issues
10:45-12:15pm (1.5 CE credits) Session II: The Interface of Ethics and Multicultural Diversity in Clinical Supervision
12:15-1:15pm Lunch and Student Poster Session (Lunch Provided)
1:30-2:30pm ACEPT General Meeting
             *Breakfast/Morning Refreshments and Lunch will be provided. 

Conference Presentations
For more information about continuing education credit, go to

Session I:  

Avoiding Landmines: Clinical Supervision and HR Issues

9:00 am – 10:30 am

1.5 CE/CEUs

Presenter: Sol Rappaport, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified In Clinical & Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Founder: The Connections Organization: Counseling Connections, New Connections Academy, 

Connections Day School, Connections Academy East, South Campus, Virtual Connections Academy

Program Description

The presentation will review different models of supervision.  A focus will be on working with supervisors to make sure that whatever model they use is transparent to their staff trainees.  Furthermore, there will be a discussion of what documentation is needed in their training materials that potential trainees should review prior to accepting a position with an organization.  There will also be information presented on what supervisors must do if they are not competent to supervise in the area in which a trainee needs training. 

The presentation will also address what can and can’t be asked in supervision as well as in interviewing applicants for externships, internships, and post-docs.  There will also be a discussion of where to draw the line between supervision and therapy and how to handle a trainee who is having personal challenges that are interfering in their work.  The importance of documenting supervision will be addressed.  Finally, there will be a discussion around handling trainee disciplinary actions and terminations.  

Learning Objectives

After attending the introductory-level workshop, participants will be able to:

(1) Describe what they can and cannot ask training applicants in interviews.

(2) Describe how to be transparent about their supervision model.

(3) Identify potential performance challenges when supervising a trainee and how to document them appropriately. 

Session II: 

The Interface of Ethics and Multicultural Diversity in Clinical Supervision

10:45 pm – 12:15 pm

1.5 CE/CEUs - Program Qualifies for Ethics Requirement

Presenter:  Susan Zoline, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Psychology

The Illinois School of Professional Psychology ~ Chicago

Program Description

This program will address the interplay of ethics and multi-cultural diversity in clinical supervision.  Drawing from the APA Ethics Code (2017), APA Guidelines for Clinical Supervision in Health Service Psychology (2015) and the APA Multicultural Guidelines (2017), the presenter will describe a number of scenarios in which the intersectionality of the cultural identities of the supervisee’s clients, the supervisee and the supervisor may lead to entanglements and/or micro-aggressions, if not properly addressed.  

The presenter will address ways in which supervisors can assist supervisees in gaining necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to work with a culturally diverse clientele, while remaining mindful of ethical responsibilities.  Special attention will be paid to mentoring beginning supervisees to address the interplay of ethics and cultural diversity as they are gaining comfort with their own authority in the new role of clinical supervisor. 

Learning Objectives

After attending the intermediate-level workshop, participants will be able to:

(1) Identify three relevant APA ethical principles or standards associated with optimal  clinical supervision.

(2) Describe two ways in which the power dynamics of supervisory relationships may be sensitively addressed to promote culturally competent clinical supervision.

Additional Information

Student Poster Session & Lunch
Please join us in supporting the work of graduate students in psychology as they share their scholarly work with the ACEPT community.

Conference Fees

$25 for ACEPT members, $40 for non-members, $10 for students, Free for Presenters

Refund Policy
100% of tuition if refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.

Conference Registration
Check: checks should be made out to ACEPT and sent no later than April 26th to:
  • Miki Koyama
  • Student Counseling and Career Services
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, B-119 Chicago, IL 60625
  • (773) 442-4650

Credit Card/PayPal:
ACEPT will send you an invoice via email to pay via PayPal.

Continuing Education
*Participants must attend 100% of the both sessions in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance for credit.
Target audience: Psychologists, LCSWs, LCPCs, all mental health professionals

This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3 continuing education credits. The Institute for Professional & Continuing Studies at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program.  If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods.  If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.  Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Dr. Kati Hefferon, Psy.D., ACEPT President, at 847-680-2715, ext 257. All presenters will discuss the utility/validity of the content discussed including the validity and utility as well as the limitations of the approach and the most common (and severe) risks as relevant. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there not any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Validation for parking can be obtained in the lobby of the building (Lewis Towers) where the conference will be held for the following garage:

For validation at other parking lots registrants can pay in advance online at the link above or obtain validation in person on the day of the conference at the Loyola University Building at 25 E. Pearson Building.

ACEPT Assessment Grant 

The ACEPT Assessment Grant subcommittee is happy to announce the availability of a grant for qualifying ACEPT member training sites of funds needed for diagnostic materials by diagnostic Practicum students at their sites. The application deadline is April 30, 2018.

Details/conditions can be found here

The application form can be found  here.

Congratulations to the new ACEPT Executive Committee Members

President - Kati Heffron, PsyD

New Connections Academy

President-Elect -Chris Rector, PhD

Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago

Secretary/Membership - Kathy Emery, PhD

Purdue University Northwest

Treasurer -Miki Koyama, PhD

Northeastern Illinois University

Benefits to becoming a clinical training site member of ACEPT include membership for one year, a table for your site at the Annual Practicum Fair, quarterly meetings with speakers and events pertinent to clinical training, a forum to discuss and problem solve issues related to training, a venue to network with training directors and supervisors from the schools and clinical sites, and use of the ACEPT website and google group to post information and advertise services, to name several. Questions about membership may be directed to ACEPT Secretary listed under Executive Committee. Member registration form and schedule of dues are listed above in Membership Renewal.

Membership Renewal

Renew your membership for 2017-18 here

ACEPT Application Guidelines  Dates 

February 2, 2018

Applications can be Mailed

March 2, 2018

Sites Notify Students whether or not they are being interviewed

March 16, 2018

Pre-notification Day

March 19, 2018

Notification Day

March 21, 2018

Clearinghouse Begins

Save the Date

General Meeting

Friday, November 3, 2017

Practicum Fair

Friday, December 8, 2017

General Meeting

Friday, February 2, 2018

6th Annual ACEPT Conference

Friday, May 18, 2018