Clinical Supervision is provided to professionals who are working towards professional licensure. Supervisees are license eligible or currently hold an APC license in the state of Georgia. All supervision provided by Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).
Clinical supervision is about growth. Personal and Professional Growth. Clinical supervision involves the evaluation of clinical skills and professional development growth through discussion of the ethical, cultural, and emotional implications of current and hypothetical clients. Emphasis is placed on evaluation of workplace stressors, individual differences and theoretical orientations while exploring how each of these characteristics show up in therapy sessions. Aside from mental health concerns, many clients present for therapy services to address family of origin issues, unrealized personal deficits, and due to dealing with life transitions and associated challenges. Ongoing feedback will be provided to the supervisee with a one to one annual review of goals and progress occurring each September. LPC candidates who are within 6 months of licensure may also explore the characteristics of building a solo private practice.
2-hour supervision group available on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Each group holds a maximum of 6 members. Consistent attendance is required.
50- minute sessions available to 1 or 2 persons by appointment. Biweekly attendance required for supervisees not enrolled in group supervision. Services are available in office or online.
Of course clinical supervision is a requirement to obtain your professional license. However it is so much more. Supervision is your space to hone your skills, to feel free to experiment with and develop your clinical style. It is a safe space to navigate the "how tos" of professional counseling or social work. Supervision is also your introduction to clinical consultation, an experience that will continue throughout your professional career.
Through clinical supervision you learn to:
- Foster different perspectives
- Share and receive support outside of your work environment
- Ask those questions lingering questions
- How to respond when "your stuff" comes up with a client
Utilize supervision to become the Professional Counselor you always desired to be.
Areas of Competency
Topics of interest are centered on the nine areas of competency required by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists.
(I) Human Growth and Development
(II) Multicultural Counseling or Diversity Training
(III) Counseling Techniques or Skills
(IV) Group Dynamics and Group Counseling/Psychotherapy
(V) Lifestyle and Career Development
(VI) Appraisal/Assessment of Individuals
(VII) Research Methods and Evaluation
(VIII) Professional Orientation and Ethics
Balance between personal and professional life
Building a private practice
Evaluation and Diagnosis
Journey toward licensure
Treatment Planning and Intervention
Working in Residential Treatment
Areas of Discussion
Case conceptualization may include review of cases and viewing video sessions.
Professional Identity is an extremely important component of clinical supervision. Your experiences as a supervised clinician will largely influence your perspectives for clinical practice. The early stages of your career are your opportunity to get the "on the job training" and recognize your strengths and areas of interest in a safe and supportive environment.
Schedule a Clinical Supervision Consult Today
Consultation is required to begin clinical supervision with Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) whether receiving supervision online or onsite in Smyrna, Georgia. At this time we will discuss your goals and expectations as well as what I offer as a supervisor. This is your opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns, and evaluate your ability to participate prior to committing. We will also discuss individual and group expectations.