Increasing Representation and Inclusion in Supervisor Education

I-RISE is a grant-funded* program, offered through the Center for Practice Transformation, that supports Minnesota’s practitioners from under-represented communities in fulfilling licensing supervisor requirements. Currently, over 85% of Minnesota’s Social Workers and other mental health providers identify as white. To help build a more culturally diverse workforce and ensuring Minnesota’s behavioral health workforce better reflects the communities it serves, I-RISE is funding the cost of training for qualifying participants seeking to become licensed by the MN Board of Social Work, MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy or the MN Board of Marriage and Therapy.

I-RISE participant will be able to register, participate in, and receive continuing education credits (CEs) for CPT’s Supervision workshops at no cost. Participants may also receive CPT’s Certification in Clinical Supervision at no cost, details here.

The following workshops (30 CEs) are recommended for all I-RISE recipients. They are required for LMFTs; LMFTs will not be BMFT-approved if workshops below are not completed.

Foundational Four Workshops:

  • Core Competencies in Clinical Supervision: Crucial Concepts and Skills (12 CE)
  • Beyond 101: Negotiating and Utilizing ‘Self’ in Supervisory Relationships: Intersections of Culture and Power (6 CE)
  • Intercultural Supervision: Navigating Cultural Difference in the Supervisory Relationship (6 CE)
  • Ethics and Supervision: Utilizing a Decision-Making Model to Navigate through Rough Waters (6 CE)

 Workshop options to reach BBHT’s 45 CE:

  • Hope for the Heavy Heart: Recognizing and Healing Secondary Traumatic Stress (12 CE)
  • Bearing Witness-Secondary Traumatic Stress: Strategies for Supervisor to Support Staff Performance and Wellbeing (12 CE)
  • Grasping Fog: Reflective Use of Professional Self and Its Application in Social Work Supervision (6 CE)
  • Group Work + Supervision, Fundamentals, Models and Approaches (6 CE)
  • Intergenerational Evolution of Culturally Relevant Practice (3 CE)
  • Incorporating the Ally Model of Social Justice to the Supervision Process (3 CE)

Approval for additional workshops pending.

Eligibility Criteria

All of the following criteria must be met to qualify for the I-RISE program:

  • Minnesota resident
  • A member of an underrepresented community as defined by Minnesota State Statute section 148E.010, subd. 20 “Underrepresented community” means a group that is not represented in the majority with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical ability.
  • Agree to serve a minimum of 25% of my annual encounters to people receiving publicly subsidized insurance or those on a sliding scale fee schedule discounts through a formal schedule meeting the standards established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services under Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 51, chapter 303.
  • Are not a recipient of MHCCCE Individual grant funds towards supervision training, nor will seek MHCCCE Individual grant funds if deemed eligible for I-RISE program

Currently, I-RISE is no longer accepting applications.

The 2022-2023 application period has closed as of October 11, 2023. While our current grant funding for I-RISE is coming to an end, the Minnesota Department of Health may offer the opportunity to apply for another round of funding. If funded, CPT will continue the I-RISE program. Please consider completing our online interest form and we will contact you if we are able to offer I-RISE in the future.

Interest Form


*Funded by the Minnesota Department of Health’s MHCCCE Grant