I-RISE

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 I-RISE four-workshop curriculum fulfills the 30-hour BOSW and MFT Board requirement for licensing supervisors and serves as the foundation for BBHT’s 45 CE requirements. All grant-qualifying participants, regardless of Board or license, will be required to take the four core workshops (30-CE).

These workshops include:

  • 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)
  • Bearing Witness-Secondary Traumatic Stress: Strategies for Supervisor to Support Staff Performance and Wellbeing (6 CE)

 Workshop options to reach BBHT’s 45 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)
  • Ethics and Supervision: Utilizing a Decision-Making Model to Navigate through Rough Waters (6 CE)
  • Intergenerational Evolution of Culturally Relevant Practice (3 CE)
  • Incorporating the Ally Model of Social Justice to the Supervision Process (3 CE)
  • Contracted Clinical Supervision: Navigating the Balance of Transparency, Support, and Accountability (3 CE)

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Minnesota resident
  • LICSW, LPCC, LMFT
  • 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.

I-RISE is currently accepting applications.

Please click below to submit your application if you meet the criteria above.

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