Clinical Supervision – Understanding and Preventing Sexual Harassment for Supervisors


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.
  • Discern what is (and what is not) sexual harassment.
  • Distinguish the different types of sexual harassment.
  • Follow reporting procedures if you experience or witness sexual harassment.
  • Understand the steps your company may take when an allegation of sexual harassment is made


It is important for clinical SUD (Substance Use Disorder) supervisors to learn how to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace for several reasons:

  1. Legal compliance: Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal and can result in lawsuits and other legal consequences for the organization. By understanding how to prevent sexual harassment and taking appropriate steps to address it, supervisors can help ensure their organization is compliant with relevant laws and regulations.
  2. Employee well-being: Sexual harassment can have serious negative impacts on the health and well-being of those who experience it, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. By preventing sexual harassment, supervisors can help create a safer and more supportive work environment for all employees.
  3. Productivity and retention: Sexual harassment can also have negative effects on workplace productivity and retention. Employees who experience harassment may be more likely to miss work or perform poorly, while others may choose to leave the organization altogether. By preventing harassment, supervisors can help ensure their organization is able to attract and retain talented employees.
  4. Ethical responsibility: As leaders within their organizations, clinical SUD supervisors have an ethical responsibility to create a safe and respectful workplace culture. Preventing sexual harassment is a critical part of fulfilling this responsibility.

Overall, learning how to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace is an important part of being an effective and responsible clinical SUD supervisor.

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