Post-Licensure Clinical Supervision
Thank you for your interest in Post-Licensure Clinical Supervision. I understand the importance of ongoing supervision for mental health professionals, even after they have obtained licensure. Clinical supervision is a valuable tool for continued professional growth, efficacy, and self-care.
Post-licensure supervision offers a range of benefits. It allows you to expand your counseling skills toolkit, learn and practice new counseling approaches, and safely and ethically broaden your scope of practice.
Ongoing supervision also helps deepen your application of theory to practice, maintain a healthy work-life balance, prevent burnout, and compassion fatigue, and avoid ethical missteps. Additionally, it provides you with a supportive professional connection and community, which is vital for ongoing development and support.
For mental health professionals working with trauma, ongoing supervision is particularly important. Repeated exposure to patients’ traumatic experiences can lead to vicarious traumatization, which can negatively impact your clinical effectiveness and personal well-being. With the help of a trusted and experienced clinical supervisor, you can identify, prevent, or alleviate vicarious traumatization before it affects your work or mental, emotional, and physical health.
Post-licensure supervision differs from the supervision received during the licensure process. It is typically less structured and may occur on a monthly basis or as needed. There is no requirement to track contact hours or submit progress reports to the licensing board. The supervisory relationship becomes more egalitarian, focusing on supporting your ongoing professional growth, providing a safe space to address challenges or frustrations in your work, and helping you troubleshoot specific issues or vulnerabilities in your practice.
If you would like more information about post-licensure clinical supervision services or have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] or call me at (239) 997-1695. I am available to provide further details or to schedule a consultation to determine if we would be a good fit.