The search for a supervisor should carry the same weight as the search for a therapist. Far more than just “checking the box” of requirements for licensure, supervision should provide a trusting and collaborative space for the development of your identity as a clinician – which begins with your identity as a human.
Guided by the same therapist-client values of authenticity and curiosity, the primary goal of clinical supervision is to empower developing mental health professionals to think independently, trust their intuition, and challenge stigma-based norms that harm us all (regardless of which seat you might currently occupy in a therapy room).
While promoting the development of clinical assessment and intervention skills, topics in supervision equally emphasize matters of self-care, countertransference, oppression, intersectionality, privilege, ethics, and advocacy.
Sample Supervision Contracts
PA Supervision Contract for LPC Candidate
MD Supervision Contract for LCPC Candidate