Supervision for LCSW Candidates
Before you can apply for licensure, the registered intern must spend at least 1,500 hours providing face-to-face psychotherapy.
The Board has strict rules about clinical supervision. The intern must have an hour of supervision for every 15 hours of psychotherapy he/she conducts. I meet with each person individually one hour per week. Individual sessions are mainly self-directed, meaning we focus on each individual’s needs, in terms of case discussion, ethical issues or challenges that are being faced, learning more about diagnoses, concepts, interventions, and preparing you for the LCSW Licensure Exam.
What part of Florida are you in?
I live in Westchase, but I am in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties seeing clients daily. We will meet in a convenient location.
What do you do in supervision, anyway?
Over the course of two years, we will do many things in supervision. We will concentrate on case discussion, as well as go over ethical or workplace issues you might be facing, learning more about different diagnoses and interventions, working on your skills as a clinician, developing documentation skills, and developing cultural awareness, among other things.
I have called around and have found that people are charging an arm and a leg for supervision; one person told me they are charging $95 an hour. Is supervision with you that expensive?
I know that starting out as a MSW, most people are not making a lot of money. I have reasonable rates to keep supervision affordable.
I don’t see my question listed here. Help!
Feel free to e-mail me at KimberlyAcheson@gmail.com or call me at 813-727-0264.