Most, if not all, states require that after graduating counselors complete an internship before becoming licensed. This means that counselors must be under supervision when they are treating clients.
What is a counseling supervisor? It is an experienced counselor who has completed training in counseling supervision.
A counseling supervisor provides consultation to new therapists. They answer questions, provide guidance and support. They are ultimately responsible for the well-being of their supervisee’s clients, and so many supervisors will require taped counseling sessions or detailed case notes to ensure the counselor is on the right track. Counseling supervisors help with case conceptualization, methods, or specific interventions by asking questions and/or making suggestions. They also provide support for when things get tough. They help new counselors cope with counter-transference and heavy emotional issues that clients may present. As experienced professionals, they also help new counselors develop a professional identity.
Because this role is so important, it is essential that you find a good supervisor. Not only someone who is qualified, but someone who really cares about you and your clients, and isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions. And, just like a counseling relationship, it is also imperative that you have a good, trusting relationship with your supervisor.
Psychtegrity LLC has licensed clinicians that are skilled and duly qualified to provide clinical supervision for individuals seeking clinical licensure in the state of Georgia. Supervision may occur in an individual or group setting per the supervisees’ preference and supervisor’s availability. The supervisee must work in a clinical setting as a requirement to obtain supervision at Psychtegrity. The supervisee must also receive consistent supervision, no less than two times per month so that the supervisor can accurately assess the clinical skills of the supervisee.
The goals of supervision are to provide on-going assessment of strengths and limitations and assure practice according to sound theory, ethical, legal, and administrative regulations. The supervisor will help the supervise develop clinical assessment and treatment skills, review therapeutic techniques, explore treatment options, and address dilemmas created by conflicting demands. The supervisor will help the supervise develop skills to practice self-preservation.
Individual and/or paired supervision are scheduled by appointment based on the supervisor and supervisees’ availability. Group supervision is scheduled by appointment based on the supervisor's availability. The maximum number of supervisees in a group is determined by the supervisor. Supervision is provided by Michele Brady, LPC, CPCS.