Annual Conference

Open to the regional provider community

Lorenz Clinic announces its Third Annual Invited Practitioner Conference. This year’s conference will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and will feature Dr. Ed Watkins, a national expert on clinical supervision. REGISTER HERE.

Part I: We as supervisors want a good beginning to all of our supervisory relationships. But how exactly do we make that happen? What specifically do we do to create such good beginnings? This portion of the workshop will take up those questions. The beginning session or sessions of supervision, while uniformly considered highly important, may well be our least discussed and scrutinized supervision topic. Let us discuss and scrutinize that topic together. We will do the following: (a) review a transcript of a first supervision session and examine a detailed supervision agreement; (b) reflect upon the possible strengths and weaknesses in each; and (c) consider critical issues (e.g., supervisee rights, power differential) that must be addressed in starting supervision. Our chief, organizing workshop objective will be to develop a working, practicable portrait of “the practical essentials” of a good supervision beginning.

This section will be targeted toward the following learning objectives:

  • Identify four defining features of a supervision agreement;
  • Identify several critical issues that need to be addressed in any supervision agreement;
  • Identify several critical topics that need to be discussed in beginning any new supervision relationship.

Part II: Supervisor humility has long been recognized as important for supervision practice. But beyond that mere recognition, any attention to the specifics of humility in supervision has been lacking. What exactly is supervisory humility? And why does it even matter for supervision practice? This portion of the workshop will take up those questions, giving particular attention to humility’s role in rupture recognition and repair. We will specifically consider the following: (a) defining humility in supervision (what are its features?); (b) identifying types of humility and their supervision relevance; (c) identifying the ways in which humility contributes to supervision best practices; and (d) examining how humility contributes to, is absolutely necessary for, rupture repair. Examples of humility and rupture repair efforts in supervision will be provided. Our chief, organizing workshop objective will be to develop a working, practicable portrait of “the practical essentials” of humility as a good supervision practice.

This section will be targeted toward the following learning objectives:

  • Identify three types of humility and their defining characteristics;
  • Identify two types of supervision ruptures and their identifying features;
  • Identify one rupture repair intervention that is anchored in humility.

About the Presenter

Edward Watkins, Jr., Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas. His primary professional interests focus on psychotherapy supervision and integrative and psychoanalytic theories, practice, and research. He is editor of the Handbook of Psychotherapy Supervision (1997) and co-editor (with Derek Milne) of the Wiley International Handbook of Clinical Supervision (2014). His supervision publications have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Psychoanalytic Psychology, American Journal of Psychotherapy, International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, and The Clinical Supervisor. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Supervision in Psychotherapy. He is a Fellow of Divisions 29 (Psychotherapy) and 17 (Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.



8:00-8:30am – Registration

8:30 – Introduction

8:45 – Reviewing a Sample Supervision Agreement: Contracting for Supervision

9:45 – Video Review of a First Supervision Session

10:45 – Break

11:00 – Small and Large Group Discussions of the Video

11:30 – The Supervision Session Pyramid – Understanding Flow of Sessions

12:00 – Lunch (provided)

1:00 – Partial Video Review of a Tenth Supervision Session

1:20 – Small Group Discussion

1:30 – Rupture & Repair Within Supervisory Relationships

2:30 – Break

2:45 – Application of Three Types of Humility in Supervisory Relationships

3:30 – Multicultural Orientation Framework and the Impact of Comfort in Repair

4:15 – Questions & Summary

4:30 – Adjourn



The event will be held in the MacMillan Auditorium at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, Minnesota (Directions).  The auditorium is located in the Oswold Visitor Center.  Registrants will receive complimentary admission to the arboretum grounds the day of the event.  The fall color should be near peak!

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a top visitor attraction, is more than 1,200 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods and miles of trails. As a premier northern garden, the Arboretum was borne out of the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center and established in 1958, with the Men’s Garden Club of Minneapolis, Lake Minnetonka Garden Club, Minnesota State Horticultural Society and other community supporters creating the Arboretum as a gift to the University of Minnesota.

Continuing Education Credit

The event has been approved for 6.5 CEU’s by the Minnesota Boards of Psychology and Marriage & Family Therapy.  The event is approved for 8 CEU’s by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy.  Approval by the Board of Social Work is pending.


Cancellations before 7:00pm Sunday, 9/30/19 will be refunded.  Cancellations recieved after that time will not be refunded due to costs incurred preparing for the event (e.g., food costs, etc.).  To cancel your registration, contact the Administrative Services Manager, Sydny Spires, by email at or via telephone at (952) 443-4600.

Past Conferences