Supervision

I offer clinical supervision to interns, and pre- and post-licensure counselors.

 

My education and training has prepared me to supervise student interns, and pre- and post-licensure counselors. I have training and experience in individual and couples counseling. I have completed 30 hours required by the State of Oregon in Clinical Supervision to supervise pre-licensure registered interns. I subscribe to the ACES (Association for Counselor Education and Supervision) and the Oregon State Licensed Professional Counselors Code of Ethics. I participate in continuing education as a condition of licensure.

 

I have training and experience in counseling for adult individuals and couples. I am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and can provide supervision in this mode, as well as more general areas.

 

Fee: $120 per 60 minute session, and $175 for a 80 minute session.  Supervision is also available in a group setting, limited to three supervisees, and the cost shared by the group.

 

Approach to Supervision: I use a developmental approach to supervision, helping the supervisee move into competence and self-reliance. My role as supervisor varies based on the need and level of development of the supervisee. My primary concern is always that the client receive the highest level of care. I work with supervisees to increase awareness of their own thoughts and feelings as they occur in counseling and supervision sessions. I provide feedback, fresh insights, and an alternative perspective designed to enhance counseling skills and strengthen counseling outcomes. 

 

I also offer orientation-specific supervision for counselors learning Emotionally Focused Therapy, which is an attachment-based therapy for couples.

 

Methods of Supervision: Self-report, live observation, case presentation and audio or videotapes are all used in the supervisory process. Evaluation is a fundamental component of supervision. It will be an ongoing process, occurring informally every session and formally at least once a quarter. The evaluation criteria includes your developmental goals, professional and ethical standards of practice, and school or agency goals as appropriate. Supervisees will also be asked to self-evaluate regularly to aid in the development of self-supervision.

 

Confidentiality: While confidentiality extends to the clients in the supervisee’s care, the supervisory relationship is not entirely confidential. The state licensing board and other governing bodies may be entitled to feedback. For student supervisees, confidentiality is not upheld in cases where representatives from the university are requesting feedback beyond the written evaluation. Other exceptions to confidentiality are as follows: 1) Statements made regarding intention to harm self or others, 2) any acts of child or elder abuse, and 3) information that would require emergency medical intervention. Consultation may be held with other professionals if I believe it will be useful in our work. I carry liability insurance and mandate my supervisees to carry appropriate and sufficient insurance as well.

 

Please give me a call if you are interested in receiving supervision and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

 

phone: 503-225-0319

email: loralee@loraleenewman.com