Starting out as an unlicensed counselor in mental health can be tough. You worked hard to earn your degree and you are ready to start seeing patients but you still have a few things left to learn. The best way to improve how you help your clients is to practice in a supervised environment.
In Florida, unlicensed counselors need to provide 1500 hours of face-to-face psychotherapy with clients. During those 1500 hours, 100 hours of supervision should be provided to the intern by a Licensed Clinical Supervisor. As of July 2017, I am a Licensed Clinical Supervisor in Northeast Florida who will be available to registered mental health counselor interns seeking full licensure.
My 4 goals of supervision are below:
1. Promoting Supervisee Growth and Development
2. Protecting the Welfare of the Client
3. Monitoring Supervisee Performance and Gatekeeping the Profession
4. Empowering the Supervisee to Self-Supervise and Carry Out these Goals as an Independent Professional
As a Licensed Clinical Supervisor, I strive to meet all of the qualifications necessary to help my supervisees reach their full potential as counselors and earn their license. Some of the qualifications I help fulfill include: at least one (1) hour of supervision every two (2) weeks; at least one (1) hour of supervision per fifteen (15) hours of psychotherapy, with a minimum of one (1) hour of supervision every two (2) weeks.
Are you interested in becoming a licensed mental health counselor? Contact me for more information.