Are you pre-licensed and looking for supportive and nurturing clinical supervision experience to help you become the best therapist?
I help LMSWs who are on the journey to attaining their LCSW. This is a wonderful decision, and I am so happy to guide and support you along the way!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in Tennessee (License number: 6858) and approved to provide clinical supervision to pre-licensed master’s level clinicians (LMSW).
First Steps. . .
First, I want to direct you to become very familiar with the links below:
NASW Code of Ethics
TN Board of Social Workers Rules
We will use and understand these resources as part of our work together so that you grow confidence in not only providing sound and ethical clinical treatment, but to experience a journey toward becoming the type of LCSW you desire to become.
What is supervision and what is a clinical supervisor?
The Tennessee Rules and Regulations for Social Work, defines supervision as:
“Supervision – The ongoing, direct clinical review, and/or non-clinical review, for the purpose of training or teaching, by an L.C.S.W. or L.A.P.S.W. supervisor who monitors the performance of a person’s interaction with a client and provides regular documented face-to- face contact, guidance and instructions with respect to the clinical and/or non-clinical skills and competencies of the person supervised. Supervision may include, without being limited to, the review of case presentations, audio tapes, video tapes, and direct supervision.”
“Supervisor – A licensed clinical social worker or licensed advanced practice social worker who meets the requirements established by the Board of Social Worker Licensure, pursuant to Rules 1365-01-.04 through 1365-01-.08, and who provides supervision for a prospective applicant for licensure.”
I like to think of the clinical supervision experience as a professional, reflective and supportive relationship that helps you build skills and develop a fuller scope of clinical work beyond your experience with clients. We will review cases and video/audio recordings of your sessions together. Additionally, I will encourage and engage you in spending time exploring your blind spots (I like to call them personal hang-ups), that may be interfering with your current clinical work….and life. We will not only discuss self-care and managing and reducing vulnerabilities, but you will be responsible for putting a plan into action so that you can have a soft place to land when this professional work and personal development gets tough, and you feel challenged beyond belief. I want you to think long-term, not the “short-game”.
How will I know if we are a good fit?
I encourage you to create a list of questions that you would like to ask during our very first consultation meeting. One of the good things about paid supervision, versus administrative supervision through your workplace or agency is that you get to choose who you’d like to work with.
I am here to assist you through areas of your supervision in addition to what your agency/organization provides. I will work with you to help you gain confidence toward providing safe and ethical practices that benefit the client population you service.
What do you look for in a supervisee?
I invite you to come prepared, on-time, and focused during each of our scheduled meetings. If for some reason you need to cancel and reschedule, it is your responsibility to contact me immediately, 24hrs prior to the scheduled meeting time. Please keep in mind this is a contractual agreement and honoring the guidelines set forth in the contract is expected. The documentation of your clinical supervision hours is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. I advise you to stay current, week to week and not get behind on documenting your supervision logs. I will keep my own separate personal records for my use as required by the TN Board of Social Work.
Please stay current on required documentation formats required for submission!
How much is supervision and how do I pay you?
Individual supervision is 60 mins at a rate of $95 per session.
Group supervision (2-4 individuals) is 75 mins at a rate of $55 per person/per session.
Payment is expected each week or you can arrange to pay bi-weekly if that works better for you.
I invite you to bring your entire self to the supervision experience and be open to sharing, connecting, and reflecting. I have plenty of resources to help you navigate any possible compassion fatigue or burnout, as this is a common experience in our field. I want to support you as you find your clinical wings.
For questions or to request a time for an interview, please email me at email@example.com
I look forward to working with you and supporting you on your clinical journey.