• Telesupervision: Building Bridges in a Digital Era 


    Arpana G. Inman, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is a supervisor trainer and scholar with research interests in multicultural competencies/social justice in supervision/training, international and immigrant psychology. She recently co-hosted and developed the first DVD series on Supervision Models published by APA. She has presented at various conferences and conducts clinical supervision workshops nationally and internationally. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), a Fulbright Scholar, and a recipient of the Excellence in Supervision Research Award from the Society of Counseling Psychology, Section on Supervision and Training.

  • Opening International Symposium Plenary: Learning From Each Other: A Cross-National Dialogue About Clinical Supervision



    Mandy Kellums Baraka us Associate Professor in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, USA. Prior to being in the counseling profession, she lived and worked for nearly a decade in South and Southeast Asia as an education consultant providing service and support for international families. She is a team member of the International Mental Health Collective, Inc. and has served as a faculty member, consultant, and supervisor for the Postgraduate Education Institute in Ukraine. Her dissertation (at Regent University) focused on the supervision experiences of Ukrainian counselors and non-Ukrainian supervisors. Her research interests include transnational supervision, faith integration in mental health and supervision, multiculturalism in mental health, using play in therapy, multicultural issues in counseling and supervision, creative counseling practices, and pedagogical practices that promote social justice and advocacy. 



    Diana Kirzsman, whose Ph.D. is in psychology, is a founding member of the AIGLE Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AIGLE, through its practice, research, and training initiatives is affecting psychotherapy and supervision throughout Latin America and in Spain. She is a couples and family Therapist who coordinates the PAUTA Program (Unified Assistance Program for Eating Disorders). As well she supervisees both graduate students and therapists at different levels of training and coordinates both the AIGLE Specialization Career in Integrative Psychotherapy and the Interdisciplinary Master in Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders and Emotional Disorders. 


    Xiubin Lin, whose Ph.D. is in clinical and counseling psychology, is the Executive Director of Hubei Oriental Insight Mental Health Institute (OI) in Wuhan, China. Its primary mission is to provide high-quality training to mental health students and practitioners, though it also has a research mission and provides clinical services. One of OI’s more prominent programs is a year-long, systematic program to train Chinese clinicians in competency based clinical supervision. That program, which has now trained over 500 supervisors in 12 cohorts. Xiubin has been both an interpreter for the US-based trainers who teach in that program and has coordinated it. She also has published on supervision and training. Xiubin now is working with her OI colleagues to developing a training program to help Chinese practitioners develop and run their own practices. 


    Onyiko Karani is the Chairperson, Department of Social Studies at Maasai Mara University. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Work, Master of Science degree in Social Work and Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, all from St. Elizabeth University, Bratislava, Slovakia. He has over 14 years of professional work in the field of social work as a university lecturer, researcher, and child protection officer. He worked int his last role for six years with Hope for Sick and Poor, an NGO involved with rehabilitation of street children which is a common phenomenon in Kenyan towns. He is currently the Principal Investigator in a research project entitled: “Character and Thriving among Kenyan Youth: A Novel Measure for Use with Street Children and Youth Enrolled in Schools in Kenya,” which is funded by Templeton World Charity Foundation. 




    Rod, an emeritus professor at both the University of Southern California (counseling psychology) and University of Redlands, has been involved in IICCS since its beginning in 2004.  His scholarship and professional focus on supervision and training was recognized in APA’s 2015 Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award.  During the past decade, much of his professional excitement has come from work with colleagues and training he has provided in other countries.  In 2018, he was given the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy’s Distinguished Award for the International Advancement of Psychotherapy.

  • Student Speed Mentoring

    Purpose: The IICCS speed mentoring session provides students with an opportunity to connect 

    with experts in clinical supervision research and practice. Speed mentoring is a great way to 

    develop connections with professionals in the field and gain access to relevant resources and 

    opportunities to support your training and future careers. Students should come prepared with 


    What will this involve? This year 4 clinical supervisors/researchers have generously 

    volunteered to serve as mentors to help young professionals-in-training build their networks, 

    answer questions and share their wisdom and experiences. This year, each mentor will be paired 

    with 2-3 student participants during three, 15-minute virtual zoom sessions. 

    Please email jmoore4@albany.edu to RSVP 

    IICCS 2022 Speed Mentors: 

    Scott Migdole 

    MSW, Yale School of Medicine 


    DiAnne Borders 

    Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro 


    Michael V Ellis 

    Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY 


  • Clinical Supervision Research Collaborative


    Practice to Research 


    Maria Antonia Carbajal (Mexico), Sarah Hamilton (Australia), and Michael Mullard (US) 

    Representing multiple disciplines and countries, the panel of clinical supervision practitioners will talk about the pressing issues they see (in their discipline and country) that they wish researchers could answer. 

    Research to Practice 


    Michael Ellis (US) and David Wilkins (UK) 

    Representing multiple disciplines and countries, clinical supervision researchers will talk about new developments in their own research and/or recent research in their discipline and country that informs supervision practice. 

  • The Marion Bogo Memorial Field/Internship Panel: Ways Forward in Clinical Field Learning and Internships

    Sponsored by the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto 


    Presentation Description: 

    In sharing their contexts representing Canada, Ireland, and the United States, panelists will identify recent challenges in clinical field placements and internships, highlighting lessons learned, adaptions, innovations, and future directions. 




    Anusha Kassan, PhD, Psych 

    Associate Professor, High Impact Position in Child & Youth Mental Health 

    Adjunct Associate Professor, WSE University of Calgary 

    Past-Chair, CPA Section on Counselling Psychology 

    ECPS, Faculty of Education, The University of British Columbia 

    Dr. Kassan graduated from the Counseling Psychology Program at McGill University and completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology at the University of California, Irvine Counselling Center. She is currently an Associate Professor with a High Impact Position in Child and Youth Mental Health in the School and Applied Child Psychology Program at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Kassan’s scholarly interests are 

    informed by her own bi-cultural identity and presently includes two major foci. First, she is studying migration experiences across different groups (i.e., newcomer youth, women,2SLGBTQIA+ peoples). Second, she is researching teaching and learning, investigating cultural and social justice responsiveness among graduate students and supervisors. 




    Eileen McKee, MSW, MBA, 

    Assistant Dean, Field Education, 

    Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto 

    In her early career as an addiction therapist and as the executive director of an addiction treatment program, Eileen was committed to student supervision to prepare them before they launched into their professional roles. Since 2009, she has been Assistant Dean, Field 

    Education at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, coordinating field education opportunities that will impact hundreds of future social workers per year. Eileen has also been working on systemic changes to enhance the ‘signature pedagogy’ of social work education. 


    Michelle Losty 

    Ms. Losty received her degree in Social Work in 2008 from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and has worked in various social work roles since then. She is a certified mediator, and is currently a social work team leader in Primary Care. She has worked as a practice teacher and taken a number of social work students on placements from Dublin universities. In 2020 she joined the University College Dublin team and became a social work tutor, work which she has enjoyed both practice teacher and tutor in developing and furthering the careers of social work students. 


    Karen Mertig 

    Practice Tutor, University College Dublin 

    Senior Mental Health Social Worker 

    City of Dublin Education and Training Board 

    Ms. Mertig received her Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States and has been a clinical social worker since 2000 and a clinical supervisor since 2003. Her clinical work spans a wide range of both clients and settings including children and adults who have experienced multiple traumas such as sexual abuse, homelessness, mental illness, poverty, gang violence, the death of a family member, and substance abuse in both rural and inner-city communities in the United States as well as in Ireland. Ms Mertig has extensive experience delivering and supervising individual, family, and group treatment addressing mental health as well as substance abuse issues. She has been supervising Social Work Students on placement since 2002 in both the United States and Ireland. She is currently living in Dublin, Ireland and working as Mental Health Social Worker in an education setting as well as providing support to the UCD Social Work program as a Practice Tutor. 


    Melissa Reitmeier, PhD, 

    Clinical Professor, Director of Field Education Chair 

    CSWE Council on Field Education 

    College of Social Work, University of South Carolina 

    Melissa Reitmeier, PhD, LMSW is a clinical professor and the director of field education at the University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on the intersection between social work and field education. She is a selected member of the CSWE’s Council on Field Education. 



    Karen Sewell, PhD, MSW, RSW 

    Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Carleton University 

    Co-Convener, IICSC 

    Honored to have been supervised by Professor Marion Bogo, Karen Sewell is an alumna of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Building on her supervision and field education practice experiences in community-based children’s mental health, her research is focused on workplace-based supervision, social work field education, and social work practice. 



  • New Music Needed for the Next Generation: Supervision in the Key of COVID


    Dr. Theodore Burnes (he/him) is a licensed psychologist and a licensed professional clinical counselor in  California. He is a Full Professor in the Counseling & Psychology programs at Antioch University in Los Angeles. He has a private practice in which he provides psychological services and consulting in both private and public sectors. An experienced educator and facilitator of learning, Dr. Burnes conducts workshops, courses, and research on issues relating to: human sexuality and sexual expression; gender identity and providing mental health services to transgender and gender nonconforming people; human development and adolescent psychologies; clinical supervision for pre-licensed mental health workers; consult. He is the author of several books, is the Associate Editor of Training and Education in Professional Psychology, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a recipient of both the Outstanding Counseling Supervisor Award and the Outstanding Publication of the Year from the Society of Counseling Psychology’s Section on Supervision and Training.