The Intersection of Treatment and Supervision: Coaching and Mentoring for Positive Change


Monday, February 6, 2023
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session Type: Workshop

When treatment and supervision effectively work together greater gains are seen than if either work independently. Effective communication, a strong rapport, mutual respect, and clarity of roles is essential. This presentation will explore how intentionally focusing on responsivity factors and dosage based on a client’s risk and need profile in a phased and coordinated manner can result in positive change. Strategies for coordinated intervention will be discussed as well as case examples of successful coordination and not so successful coordination. Additionally, the importance of the active involvement of the local supervision officer manager in coaching and mentoring their team and supporting a coordinated approach will be summarized. Participants will learn steps to develop effective treatment/supervision officer communication, ways to establish clarity of roles between treatment and supervision during phase-based treatment as well as how supervision officer managers can mentor and support their officers in providing coordinated services.


Sue Gugel
Chief Deputy, Nebraska State Probation District 9

Sue Gugel has been working for Nebraska State Probation for over 30 years in a variety of roles including as a juvenile and adult probation officer and Reporting Center Coordinator. She is currently Chief Deputy for District 9 in Central Nebraska. Sue also is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Kearney teaching in the Criminal Justice Department. Sue has been a trainer for probation for over 30 years. She especially enjoys training Motivational Interviewing, mentoring officers and growing new programs.

Tom Maxson
Therapist, Insight Counseling and Recovery, LLC

Tom Maxson, LIMHP, LADC has been providing mental health and substance use counseling in the Kearney Nebraska area for over 20 years. He is an adjunct faculty at the University of Nebraska Kearney teaching in the Mental Health Counseling Master's program. He has provided training and consultation on topics related to co-occurring disorders, working with those in the criminal justice population and a variety of other topics throughout Nebraska. Tom’s specialty areas include evaluations, treating co-occurring disorders, personality disorders, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR and working with individuals that have struggled with previous treatment episodes or providers.