Clinical Supervisor Training Course


This foundational three day interactive in-person training includes various activities to keep you engaged. Facilitators will cover several supervision models as well as legal and ethical issues related to supervision. Not only will this be valuable and fun (Did I say fun? Yes!) to both brand new supervisors and supervisors who are nearing retirement, you also have an opportunity to make professional connections through the interactive format. 

This 20 CE course complies with the Montana Board of Behavioral Health Supervisor Qualifications Rules for LCSW, LMSW, LCPC, LMFT, and LAC professionals. This course is open to license holders and pre-licensure candidates interested in becoming supervisors. If you have held your license for fewer than three years, this course allows you to become a "Qualified Supervisor" in the State of Montana. Note that you must hold a license to supervise, so pre-licensed candidates will need to secure their license in addition to taking this course to meet the needed criteria.

Upcoming Trainings

We are in the process of planning two courses for fall 2024! To be put on the waiting list for either training and notified when registration becomes avilable please email Nathan at

Cost to Attend

  • NASW Members $350*
  • Not Yet Members $425*
    *These are spring 2024 prices and are subject to change.

Not a member yet? Consider joining today and save! You do not need to be a social worker to join. Learn more about membership types and benefits on the Membership Page .

Payment Options

  1. Credit Card: After you submit your registration form, you will be provided a link to make payment. 
  2. Mailed Check: Send us an email after you submit your initial registration letting us know you plan to pay by check and mail it to:

NASW Montana
PO Box 801
Billings, MT 59103

Team of Trainers

In preparation for each training we set out to find local behavioral health professionals with expertise in supervision to help deliver key training content and provide diversity. Guest presenters often contribute 3-5 hours of relevant training content based on their time and talent.  If you would like to be considered as a guest facilitator please email to learn more. To incentivize and say thank you to our volunteer presenters they are invited to attend the entire training at no-cost and/or invite one guest to attend at no-cost.

Nathan Stahley, MSW, SWLCMain Training Facilitator

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Nathan is the executive director of the Montana Chapter of NASW. With over 15 years of experience working with diverse populations and teams across social service and public health sectors, he has led and supervised individuals and teams, developed programs, and worked directly with clients. Nathan has a Master of Social Work from the University of Montana and is currently completing his hours as a supervisee for his LCSW. Nathan has facilitated many workshops and trainings across Montana and has spoken at national conferences including the National Association of County & City Health Officials annual meeting. Nathan has always called Montana home and enjoys hiking, fishing, and watching live music across Big Sky Country.

Past Guest Presenters

Megan Bailey, LCSW, LMFT, LAC
Megan is the former executive director of Sunburst Community Service Foundation and current clinical program director for Cedar Creek Integrated Health. She currently is serving as president of the Montana affiliate of Native American Development Corporation and a member of the Montana Board of Behavioral Health. She has clinically supervised pre-licensed professional for over 6 years including LCSW, LCPC, LAC and CBHPSS candidates. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Montana, a Master’s of Social Work from Walla Walla - Missoula Campus, and is currently completing her PhD in Integrated Behavioral Health. Megan is a veteran of the Montana Army National Guard, a single mom of three kiddos and a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes.

Dr. Phronsie Sprenger, PHD, LCSW, CST
As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor, Phronsie is a licensed mental health professional who has received specialized training in sexuality and sex-related issues. She is a LGBTQ plus and kink affirmative therapist.

Aubrey Reed, LCSW
Aubrey is the director of clinical operations at Cedar Creek Integrated Health. She has over 8 years of experience supervising social work students and staff. She specializes in trauma, grief, attachment and perinatal mental health. Aubrey also holds masters in organizational leadership with an emphasis in global studies and has a passion for organizational structure and growth.

Aaron Mertes, PhD, PCLC, CRC
Aaron is a Rehabilitation Counselor and lives in Billings, MT with his wife, son, and two dogs. He is currently an assistant professor of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at Montana State University Billing. He has over 14 years experience working with people with disabilities including residential living, job coaching, special education, in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, as a mobile crisis counselor, a mental health therapist, and as a consultant to the VA for independent living needs. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Life Care Planning, serves on the board of directors for the Council on Accreditation in Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and is an active collaborator with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Education (CRCC). Aaron is most recently an author of the book Careers in Private Rehabilitation Counseling for those who are curious about what rehabilitation counselors can do with their training and experience to better serve people with disabilities and the counseling community. He takes particular interest in IDM Supervision that guides student development into competent therapeutic work.

Other Training Details

  • Refreshments and snacks will be provided on each day of the training.
  • Lunch will be provided only on day one and day two and will include a 30-minute break.
  • There will be two 15-minute breaks each day of the training.
  • Each participant will receive a folder and get to collect relevant handouts and printed materials throughout the course. There will be packets/handouts for various candidates (LCSW, LCPC, etc.).
  • Slides and handout materials will be provided electronically approximately one week before the training dates.
  • This course will include the topic of suicide prevention and cover the needed 2-CEUs that the state requires.
  • Guest presenters are announced 1-2 months in advance of each training and are posted when determined.

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