The purpose of this document is to provide substance use disorder (SUD) and other behavioral health professional licensing and certification boards with guidelines and associated rationale for policies regarding the implementation of technology-based clinical supervision (TBCS).

Clinical supervision has been shown to decrease staff turnover, improve morale, and lead to better patient outcomes by improving delivery of evidence-based care (Watkins, 2014; Knudsen et al., 2008; Ryan et al., 2012). However, Clinical Supervisors struggle to find the time to review audio or video recordings or observe clinical sessions and provide feedback, particularly in rural or frontier areas. TBCS may be a way to overcome barriers to conducting supervision and enhance the clinical skills of the SUD treatment workforce.

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