Clinical Licensure Supervision
Clinical Supervision Professional Disclosure Statement
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I am currently working toward a doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Capella University. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2014. My Bachelor’s degree was obtained from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2009.
Licensed Professional Counselor – Missouri License No. 2016008360
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor – Kansas License No. LCPC03061
National Certified Counselor – NBCC No. 1496264
Approved Licensure Supervisor in Missouri, approved March 2022
GENERAL AREAS OF COMPETENCE IN MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
I have clinical experience in counseling individuals, groups, and families. My clinical counseling experience includes working with young children, adolescents, and adult clients from a wide range of multicultural backgrounds.
I have specialized training in the following areas of practice: Individual Counseling, Relationship Counseling, Family Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress, Grief, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Crisis/Trauma, Teen Counseling, Conflict Resolution, and Mediation.
I am clinically trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a therapeutic technique used to help clients process and heal from traumatic experiences. I am trained in using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am currently in the process of completing the Registered Play Therapist credential and I have completed Levels One and Two training in the Gottman Relationship Method Therapy.
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE IN CLINICAL SUPERVISION
In the area of training and education, I am currently enrolled in a CACREP accredited Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program at Capella University. I am actively learning and being trained in clinical supervision at the doctoral level. I have also completed a supervision-specific training titled Strategies for Integrating Trauma-Informed Supervision into Clinical Supervision.
Additionally, I have served as a professional supervisor to provisionally and fully licensed counselors and social workers at my place of employment for approximately 4 years. My role includes providing professional guidance relative to the agency’s mission and workplace policies and procedures, which all align with the ACA Code of Ethics. I have also served as a preceptor for master’s level counseling and social work student interns completing their clinical internships with clients.
APPROACH TO SUPERVISION
As a professional counselor, I align most with the Person-Centered theoretical framework. My approach to clinical supervision is very similar in that one of my primary goals is to support counseling interns and provisionally licensed counselors through their own professional identity development. To help supervisees better serve their clients, the focus of the supervisory relationship includes the exploration and development of the supervisee’s own individual theoretical orientation, confidence, and professional identity.
My approach to supervision aligns with the Discrimination Model, which primarily focuses on three skill areas: process skills, conceptualization skills, and personalization skills. My role as a clinical supervisor is to provide information and guidance like an instructor. I also help supervisees examine how their personal values, beliefs, and perspective influence their therapeutic relationships and counseling processes with their clients. And finally, I function as a consultant with supervisees sharing ideas while recognizing their growing expertise and skills.
In addition to goals contributed by supervisees, my standard goals of clinical supervision include gaining a thorough understanding of theoretical frameworks and their practical application and to develop competence and confidence in administering mental health assessments and counseling techniques.
Evaluation will occur through face-to-face and virtual supervision, as well as by reviewing recordings of sessions and case notes. Throughout supervision, there will be an ongoing discussion of strengths, growth, and areas for continued improvement. Provisionally licensed supervisees will be evaluated based on the mutually established supervision goals.
In alignment with the ACA Code of Ethics (2014), all information shared with me in the context of clinical supervision is held in strict confidence with the following exceptions:
I am required to speak before a licensing board or court-ordered to testify about the nature of a supervision relationship or of a client of the supervise
If the supervisee exhibits behaviors that are unethical and/or dangerous to the client
If a child, elderly person, or dependent person is being abused
I seek supervision or consultation from another licensed mental health professional
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
The best way to reach me, if it is urgent, is by text at (816) 388-0477 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a phone number where you can be reached, your name, and an indication that your needs are urgent, and I will call you back as soon as possible. If the call is regarding a client, please do not put the full name of a client in your message. For an immediate mental health emergency, please dial 911.
CODE OF ETHICS
As a clinical supervisor, I adhere to the ACS Code of Ethics as well as the ACA Code of Ethics. As a counselor, I also follow the NBCC’s Code of Ethics, State of Missouri legal statutes regarding professional counselors, and State of Kansas legal statutes and regulations regarding licensed clinical professional counselors.
MENTAL HEALTH-RELATED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
As required to maintain state licensure, I engage and acquire at least 40 hours of professional development every two years. I complete clinical training that will enhance my clinical skills and competency and support my continued growth as a clinician. I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and serve on the Professional Standards Committee for the ACA.