MFT and LCSW Intern Supervision in California

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You deserve an intellectually stimulating, safe environment that encourages open thought and professional growth while earning your license . Clinical MFT/LCSW supervision is a place where you can feel free to ask questions and to come to a better understanding of how to best help your clients.

The goal of supervision is to increase your clinical acumen and skill; my job is to ensure that you receive a rich and collaborative environment to do so. We create a plan to establish your professional goals and determine what skills you need to meet them. We  work specifically on cases that you bring to the session to address the clinical issues of your clients to best enhance your personal practice.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences Board Examinations is broad and covers what each LPCC, LCSW and MFT should know as a licensed practitioner. We discuss the general content in the exam consistently throughout our work, and when it’s crunch time, it’s a comfort having a ‘study team’ to depend on.

Group Telesupervision

Group supervision is open to ASWs, IMFs and PCCIs throughout the state of CA. Please contact me for a complimentary consultation if you would like to discuss your interest.

FAQs: MFT and LCSW Supervision via TelesupervisionASW, MFT, and LCSW supervision is offered for all of California

Am I able to receive MFT and LCSW supervision via videoconferencing?

Per the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, if you are working for a non-profit charity you are able to obtain your supervision through teleconferencing. Governmental entities, colleges, universities and most schools also meet this criterion.

The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the California Association of Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC) have all recognized the value of using videoconferencing in supervision as well as therapy.

How do I know that my supervision is confidential and follows HIPAA regulation

As with all intern supervision, each member signs a letter to establish confidentiality in group sessions, with the exception of mandated reporting. Sessions are held through VSee, a videoconferencing platform designed specifically for HIPAA compliant sessions. VSee is free for interns to download and use. 

How much does supervision cost?

One hour of individual supervision is $80

Two hours of group supervision is $60

How many hours can I complete under group supervision?

For associate social workers (ASWs), marriage and family interns (IMFs) as well as professional clinical counselor interns (PCCIs), groups will satisfy up to 52 of the 104 required weeks of supervision.

What Will we cover in MFT/LCSW Supervision

Most interns come with various levels of competence and needs depending on their professional responsibilities and career trajectory. We create a plan to establish your professional goals and what skills are needed to reach them.  Each plan addresses all of the following areas of competency: Biopsychosocial and risk assessment, ICD-10 and DSM-5 diagnostics, treatment plan development, cultural competency, therapeutic interventions, developmental theories, community resource coordination as well as legal and ethical standards.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences Board Examination is broad and covers what each LPCC, LCSW and MFT should know as a licensed practitioner. The general content in each exam is addressed consistently throughout our work together. It’s strongly encouraged that you use one another to build ‘study teams’ when you are six months away from your first test.

 

What are the expectations of each participant?

The goal of supervision is to increase your clinical acumen and skill; my job is to ensure that you receive a rich and collaborative environment to do so. Group work provides a unique opportunity to receive constructive feedback and ideas from a diverse group of peers. It is expected that all participants will take turns presenting case consult as well as provide helpful input during to others. There will be times that either one of us may request an individual session as appropriate.

My goal for all interns who come for MFT and LCSW supervision is to create a stimulating, safe environment that encourages open thought and professional growth. Group supervision is a place where you can feel free to ask questions and to come to a better understanding of how to best help your clients. You can be assured that we will work specifically on cases that you bring to the session and address the clinical issues of your clients, and help you reach your goals.

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