Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision is NOW Available for Florida Registered Mental Health Counseling Interns!


Why is Clinical Supervision Important?

We Foster Education

While therapist-in-training come to Clinical Supervision equipped with the basic scientific principles from there time in the classroom, Clinical Supervision offers ongoing feedback and the opportunity to hone your skills as a Mental Health Professional.


Clinical Supervision

We Pursue Excellence

Clinical Supervision will offer you the opportunity to explore your therapeutic style. While there is not such thing as “the perfect therapist“, we will work together to help you find your clinical voice and presence. You can expect that we will be reviewing clinical cases and record keeping to ensure you are well on your way to being able to conceptualize and properly document in the professional arena. Therapist aren’t machines, so it is my hope that my supervisees understand that the best part of them- is their individual presence. While Clinical Supervision is meant to help you grow as a clinician in the therapy room/virtually, it is my personal goal to help you to find your personal style and how to adapt to the diverse needs of your clients.

We Practice Honesty

Honesty is paramount! Clinical Supervision is a safe space for the growing clinician. We all have a story to tell, you are no different. We’ll celebrate the victories and learn from the mistakes or clinical dilemmas. The most effective Clinical Supervisors help their supervisees become not only competent, but ethical. This means your Supervisor should have a honest approach to providing feedback on varying topics, including ethics and HIPAA.


We have Genuine Dialogue

As a clinician I believe in being genuine and authentic with my clients, we are all humans who ultimately feel more secure when we feel someone is who they say thay are. Clinical Supervision is no different. Come as you are, with your insecurities and fears. We will process them together. Whether through in-vivo methods of training or your first hand account of real-life therapy experiences we will speak in a genuine way-free from criticism and judgement. I use a Cognitive Behavioral and Strength-Based Model when providing Clinical Supervision.

How to get started

Complete a Clinical Supervisee Application

  • Click on the button below to complete the application for Clinical Supervision.

     

Clinical Supervision Application

Supervision Interview

  • Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted to schedule a FREE 15 minute Clinical Supervision Interview.
  • Trust me, this is nothing to worry about (of course, it is totally understandable if you do). This interview will help you to get a good understanding of what to expect from me and will also  allow us to discuss scheduling options.

    Once you confirm the interview time, you will receive the Supervision Contract. You are asked to review this document and return the signed contract prior to our first appointment via email.

    Please note:

    The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling require that supervision experience must have consisted of; At least 100 hours of supervision in no less than 100 weeks; 1,500 hours of face-to-face psychotherapy with clients; and, 1 hour of supervision every two weeks.

Current Registered Interns!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling require that the supervision experience must consist of:
At least 100 hours of supervision in no less than 100 weeks; 1,500 hours of face-to-face psychotherapy with clients; and, 1 hour of supervision every two weeks.
I recommend that you visit the Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling website to learn more about your expectations as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern.

https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/licensing/registered-mental-health-counselor-intern/

  • Copy of current Professional Liability Insurance with policy.
  • Copy of State Provisional License.
  • Copy of Photo Identification.
  • Completed Supervision Contract.
While I will keep records, it is each therapist’s responsibility to track and monitor their direct and indirect client hours.
Individual Supervision is offered at $70/session.

More information: The Florida Board defines individual supervision as being up to two (2) interns. This helps keep quality supervision affordable.

Group Supervision is offered at $50 per hour. NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Per Florida Board- Group Supervision is facilitated with up to six (6) interns.

Yes!

On June 11, 2020, during a general board meeting, the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling discussed the pending expiration of emergency rule 64B4ER20-24, Florida Administrative Code. The emergency rule was implemented in response to preparing for, responding to, and mitigating any effect of COVID-19 and authorized registered interns to provide telehealth services during the next 90 days, expiring on July 3, 2020. Due to continuing concerns with COVID-19 and recommendations for social distancing, the Board voted to modify rule 64B4-2.002, Florida Administrative code. The filed rule language includes the following provisions:

Registered interns may provide face-to-face psychotherapy by electronic methods if the registered intern has a written telehealth protocol and safety plan in place with their current qualified supervisor which includes the provision that the qualified supervisor must be readily available during the electronic therapy session. The registered intern and their qualified supervisor have determined, through their professional judgements, that providing face-to-face psychotherapy by electronic methods is not detrimental to the patient is necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the patient, the registered intern, or both, and does not violate any existing statutes or regulations.

Qualified supervisors may utilize face-to-face electronic methods, including telephone only communication, to conduct all supervisory sessions for internship hours if the qualified supervisor determines, through their professional judgment, that such methods are not detrimental to the registered intern’s patients and are necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the qualified supervisor, the registered intern, or both.
Any clinical hours obtained via face-to-face psychotherapy by electronic means shall be considered clinical hours for the purpose of meeting internship requirements.

No later than 90 days prior to June 30, 2021, the Board shall review and amend, modify, or repeal paragraphs (6) and (7) above if it determines that same creates barriers to entry for private business competition, is duplicative, outdated, obsolete, overly burdensome, imposes excessive costs, or otherwise negatively impacts the quality of psychotherapy received by Florida citizen.

For more please visit: https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/latest-news/mental-health-by-telehealth/

Please feel free to email me directly at [email protected]; I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the process.