Supervision

CONGRATULATIONS!

You have worked hard, developed significant skills, and the community needs your unique voice and approach to healing. If I am a match for your Supervision needs, I’d be honored to journey with you during this stage of your career.

Supervision, like therapy, is about a good “fit”

Theories about supervision are secondary to the need for the Supervisor and Associate to have complimentary needs, styles, expectations, and outcomes.

My style of Supervision is based on Feminist theory which means that I seek to reduce hierarchy and power differential as much as possible. However, because Feminist theory does not come with technique and tools, I combine it with a solution focused, strengths based, and positive psychology orientation which are a fit for my understanding of human growth and development.

I do my best work with others by utilizing structure, so my approach to supervision includes structure in both individual and group supervision. In addition to collaboration and guidance on your cases, structured topics include confidentiality, best practices, anti-racism and multicultural practice, treatment planning, diagnosing,client and treatment termination, HIPAA compliance, practice development, ethical boundaries and your development of a reflective practice.  I also feel that there are beneficial elements to individual and group settings, so I structure our supervision contracts and agreements to include both within compliance with Texas code.

As you know, you have a lot of supervised hours to complete. The process of supervision and the choice in Supervisors should be taken seriously. A good match can mean an ongoing professional relationship which is helpful throughout both of our careers. In order to facilitate a great match and help find you a Supervisor that meets your needs, I offer a one hour meeting so we can discuss our needs and expectations in detail. If after your search for a Supervisor we decide we are a fit, please bring the following for onboarding:

  • Copy of your current resume
  • Copy of Master’s level transcript
  • Copy of Professional Liability/Malpractice insurance face sheet
  • Copy of NCE results with satisfactory score
  • Copy of completed Jurisprudence exam
  • (together we will review and sign) Supervisory agreement and Licensing paperwork to be sent to Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC)

LPC – Associate Rules can be found here: https://www.bhec.texas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/LPC-February-2021.pdf

LMFT – Associate Rules can be found here: https://www.bhec.texas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/MFT-February-2021.pdf

LPC Associate Process

  1. Masters Degree or PhD in Counseling or Psychology from an accredited university and completion of all classes and practicum as required by the LPC Board.
  2. Successful completion of the National Counselor Exam (NCE)
  3. Pass the Texas Jurisprudence Exam.
  4. Obtain professional liability insurance.
  5. Interview potential supervisors. Complete a supervision contract form which both parties must sign.
  6. Apply for LPC Licensure. All LPC Associate documents are to be sent to the Texas State Board of Examiners. Your application process may take up to six weeks to be processed.
  7. An Intern must obtain 3,000 total clock hours while under supervision, 1,500 hours must be direct client contact during a minimum of 18 months.
  8. Maintain accurate records of logged hours, supervised hours, and supervision notes.
  9. Please refer to the Texas Administrative Code for further information at www.bhec.texas.gov/statues-and-rules/index.html

LMFT Associate Process

  1. Masters Degree or PhD in Counseling or Psychology from an accredited university and completion of all classes and practicum as required by the LMFT Board.
  2. Pass the Texas Jurisprudence Exam.
  3. Pass the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) national exam.
  4. Obtain professional liability insurance.
  5. Apply to the Board and receive your LMFT Associate licensure.
  6. Interview potential supervisors. Complete a supervision contract form which both parties must sign.
  7. Maintain accurate records of logged hours, supervised hours, and supervision notes.
  8. Complete 3,000 hours of supervised clinical practice and 200 hours of supervision by a Board-approved supervisor. The clinical hours include:
    1. 1,500 direct hours (500 must be relational such as couples and families)
  9. Turn in all required documents to the MFT Board and request to upgrade your license and receive your LMFT license in approximately six weeks.
  10. Please refer to the Texas Administrative Code for further information at Rules


903A Avenue D
Katy, TX 77493

recoverytherapist@joanneketch.com
(281) 740-7563


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