As a seasoned clinician with over 20 years of experience, I take pride in offering consistent and thoughtful guidance to counselors in training and I view clinical mentorship as an essential part of my work. Supervision can be a powerful, transformative experience, much like therapy itself, with the right fit between a therapist and an experienced supervisor. It can be challenging to secure quality clinical supervision for a licensure-candidate counselor. You want an experienced, effective, consistent supervisor with the clinical and communication skills to help you grow as a professional and support you in your work.
For counselors with difficult cases that could benefit from formal consultation, I am an experienced resource. I am available to provide perspective, guidance, and support for your professional work, to help you best serve your clients and grow as a unique professional.
The importance of clinical supervision and consultation:
- Provides a safe and confidential place for supervisees to reflect on and progress in their professional fields.
- Fosters learning and development of new skills.
- Provides a place to explore parallel processes happening between supervisees and their clients.
- Offers a chance to grow as a licensed professional, alongside a more experienced clinician.
LPCCs: If you are in private practice or work at an agency doing clinical work that does not provide clinical supervision, you may be looking for a clinical supervisor. Clinical supervision is required for licensure candidates in the state of Colorado, and all LPCCs are required to obtain 2,000 clinically supervised hours of work post-master's degree within a minimum of 24 months, prior to applying for a LPC license. A total of 100 hours of supervision is required from a licensed supervisor, with 70 of those hours face-to-face.
LPCs: Even if you are already licensed as an LPC or LCSW, it is good practice to have regular clinical consultation or supervision. Working in private practice, or at a job that provides little clinical support, can very quickly lead to burnout or require you to work outside your scope of practice.
Begin clinical supervision or consultation in Colorado
I have specific experience related to clinical supervision and clinical consultation, and have worked with both licensure-candidate therapists and therapists who are already licensed. Read below for details on the models of supervision that would best suit your needs and goals.
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Skills Based: This is a client-focused model with the goal of skills acquisition, such as case conceptualization and intervention strategies.
Personal Growth: This is a therapist-focused model with the goal of increasing insight and awareness of how personal issues affect therapeutic relationships. The focus is on the development of the counselor as a person.
Process Oriented: This is a process-focused method with the goal of helping supervisees integrate skills and personal awareness to help facilitate effective relationships with clients. Parallel processes are identified and worked through, and conceptualization on a big-picture level is emphasized.
Psychotherapy Based: This model follows the framework and techniques of the specific psychotherapy model/theory being practiced by the supervisee and supervisor. Examples of such would be cognitive behavioral therapy supervision or person-centered supervision.
Developmental Model - This model conceptualizes the supervisee as a beginner, intermediate, or advanced counselor, and the supervisor adjusts interventions accordingly. There are progressive stages from novice to expert, and each stage has discrete characteristics and skills.