Training Class Details
Class Title: Supervision: Sustaining Ourselves and Our Staff in Work with System Involved Youth During Times of Community Crises- 4 CAMFT & RN CEUs
Class Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Class Time: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 19
Class Location: Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618
Class Trainers: Rachel Michaelsen
Class Description:

Training Summary: Provide a couple sentences summary (content themes/training techniques, and how this training is relevant to working with children who live in out of home care)
Over the past several years, everyone has been challenged by the ongoing stress of the COVID public health crisis, community, national and global interpersonal violence and natural disasters. How we and our supervisees manage our own stress and trauma impacts how we provide supervision and how our supervisees provided services to system involved youth. Learn how to identify and address stress and vicarious traumatization in yourself and your staff.  Support staff in time management strategies, support healthy boundaries in work with system involved youth, identify and intervene in challenging supervisee behaviors.



Class Objectives: (what knowledge, ideas or skills will participants explore, learn, practice, etc during the training) Provide at least 3 class objectives.

1.       Identify at least three signs of stress in themselves and their supervisees;

2.       Name three strategies for completing the stress cycle;

3.       List two strategies they can use to address poor time management in staff that negatively impact staff’s work with system involved youth;

4.       Identify at least one challenge staff are experiencing in their current work environment and one strategy for addressing this challenge.

5.       Identify a strategy for dealing with at least two challenging staff behaviors that are impacting their work with system involved youth.


How can participants utilize their new skills and knowledge after the training to reinforce their learning? (provide at least 2 transfer of learning strategies)

  1. Participants will identify signs that staff are struggling due to stressful situations that impact both staff themselves and their clients
  2. Participants will use strategies to address these signs in order to reduce or eliminate negative impact on the youth and families they serve.

Trainer Bio:

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for more than twenty-five years. She has taught courses in Human Sexuality, diagnoses, clinical supervision, law and ethics, childhood psychopathology, vicarious traumatization and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies 



You must work with dependent (foster& probation) youth in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, or Monterey County in order to attend our trainings. Trainings are free for those eligible to attend.



Course meets the qualifications for 7 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Seneca Family of Agencies is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.Seneca Family of Agencies maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, Provider #135057.  

We are unable to provide certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of each course content is missed.



• You must sign IN & OUT before you leave. 

• You must fully complete SENECA CAMFT and RN evaluations, before leaving your training, with your full name legibly written.



Completion Certificates can be obtained by emailing:



All registered participants must cancel 48 hours in advance, if no longer

able to attend. Cancellation can be done electronically through

registration confirmation email or by calling:

Seneca Family of Agencies - Training Department at (510) 654-4004


Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice

8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605

(510) 654-4004 x2244


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations (transportation) to participate in any trainings or events, please contact the Training Department at 510-654-4004 at least 5 days in advance of the event.

Trainings provided by Seneca Family of Agencies, in partnership with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano. Monterey training provided in partnership with Hartnell College and Monterey County. Funding provided through Title IV-E.