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In this workshop, selected clinical and ethical issues associated with providing supervision involving family violence cases will be addressed. A primary premise explored in this workshop is that supervisees working with those victimized by Family Violence require skills beyond learning how to process the trauma experienced by clients. Advocacy, social action and coordinating case conferences are some of the atypical counselor skills supervisors may want to teach their supervisees. In addition, the necessity to coach supervisees on how to document trauma-based sessions in a way that balances various ethical and legal responsibilities is discussed. Finally, this session will present concrete self-care strategies designed to help supervisees manage possible experiences of vicarious traumatization associated with work with those victimized by Family Violence.