As an LPC supervisor, you need to know exactly what your learners learn to give them the best support. The LPC supervisor training program is unique in many ways. It allows beginning supervisors to understand their role in a supervision relationship and how they can work collaboratively with an LCSW or LCAC to provide a high level of care to consumers under their supervision. That’s why we’ve put together these learning objectives (which are also called learning outcomes) for each of our classes to ensure that you know what your students will be able to do when they graduate from the LPC supervisor training program.
Relationship Building with Supervisees
Building a relationship with your supervisee is what allows you to be a successful LPC supervisor. Without having a close relationship with your supervisee, it will be complicated for you to supervise and monitor their work adequately. To build a great relationship, start by ensuring that you know and understand what you want from your supervisee; then tell them exactly how they can do that while also giving him freedom and flexibility.
Identify The Supervisee’s Needs During Supervision
Before you can provide adequate supervision, you need to know what your supervisee needs from you. To do that, it is essential to understand why they are seeking control in the first place. Taking time to listen and be mindful about what your supervisee wants from their experience with you will help you provide a more valuable learning opportunity for them. Understanding your role as a supervisor: As a supervisor, we tend to see ourselves as guiding lights – helping our supervisees navigate their way through clinical practice by providing wisdom and insight. Sometimes, though, we forget that we’re part of a team.
Study Theoretical and Non-Theoretical Approaches to Supervision
There are many approaches to supervision. One way to evaluate whether a particular method is suitable for you is to look at it from a theoretical and non-theoretical perspective. A non-theoretical approach may be most practical as you do not have time to analyse, research, or debate theories. In contrast, a theoretical approach can provide insight into how different theorists view client development and help explain why specific techniques might be used. Using each model as a foundation can help enhance your abilities as an LPC supervisor and strengthen how you work with clients over time.
Obtain, Prepare, And Use the Necessary Paperwork for Supervision
Although documentation is not required in most states, developing a contractual relationship between you and your supervisee is necessary. The contract outlines what can be expected of both parties during supervision sessions. You will want to include some basic information about where supervision will occur, how frequently it will occur, how long each session should last and other logistics. Include time limits on these consultations if applicable (most are 45 minutes to an hour). If you are writing a more extensive client contract for pre-or post-therapy work done at home with your Client, your clients are usually involved in that process.
Identify Evaluations To Use That Encourage Self-Awareness For Your Supervisee.
Identify and prepare all of the documentation and ethical paperwork that is required for LPC supervision. The supervision must include: Client information, Supervision information (date and times scheduled, length of time designed), Supervisor name and date of charge (and supervisor signature), Client informed consent form(s) signed by Client (s) during or before supervision; Clear guidance of confidentiality; – List how many clients each counsellor is supervised with (sometimes maximum of 3), which will be discussed during counselling sessions; – Provide a brief history of self-counselling by a certified counsellor; Discuss planning to ensure adequate protection within non-face-to-face sessions/telephone sessions. This may involve having an independent third-party present. Also, see attached risk assessment questionnaire to complete before conducting a telephone session.