As a therapist, I center and honor the needs of queer, trans, black, indigenous, and people of color (QT-BIPOC) clients I serve. I love my work and connecting with my wonderful clients. Still, I am only one clinician and can only see so many clients. Moreover, there is a shortage of QT-BIPOC mental health providers to offer services to marginalized identities. I dream that one-day QT-BIPOC therapists, who are affirming, competent, and culturally responsive, will be effortlessly accessible to any QT-BIPOC who needs it. That’s where my motivation for offering clinical supervision comes into play.
To practice clinical social work in Texas, you must have a master's degree in social work from an accredited university and be licensed by the state. To obtain this license, you must complete at least 100 hours of face-to-face supervision under the guidance of a Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (TBHEC) approved supervisor, such as myself, during 3000 hours of professional experience. The Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners states that if you use the DSM-V criteria to evaluate, diagnose, and treat mental health or substance abuse issues for at least four hours a week, you are eligible for LCSW supervision. This applies to positions where physicians, psychiatrists, or independently licensed mental health professionals diagnose clients or patients. Additionally, utilizing diagnostic skill sets and screening tools when working with clients or patients likely fulfills this requirement.
As you engage in clinical supervision, you will have the opportunity to develop your clinical skills while receiving guidance from an experienced licensed clinical social worker. Your relationship with your supervisor will be based on mutual trust and understanding. Your supervisor will provide direction to you in applying social work theory, standardized knowledge, skills, and ethical principles in your practice. I will be available to you to provide support and constructive feedback to help you grow. To participate in our monthly group supervision sessions, the investment is $325 while working full time. This fee includes four hours of group supervision per month, as well as phone access as needed. Ideally, we will meet for two hours twice a month, depending on the group size. Additionally, you will receive four free individual hours to use at your discretion within 24 months of supervision. If you require additional individual sessions, they can be scheduled at a rate of $100 per hour.
As a supervisee, I ask you to be prepared for supervision, complete assignments timely, be honest and forthcoming in sharing mistakes and concerns, and take responsible, ethical care of clients. You are expected to familiarize yourself with all guidelines and requirements set forth by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners and adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics. You are also required to maintain professional liability insurance. Supervision will not be used to provide individual counseling; however, it does focus on personal issues that may affect a client’s care. Should personal concerns arise, I will suggest counseling so that you continue to grow personally and to keep those matters from affecting your work with clients. Plainly stated, do your own work. You can’t expect a client to bear their soul to you if you are unwilling to do the same. Experiencing the vulnerability it takes to talk to a therapist is essential to valuable work with your clients.
Email me to schedule a phone consultation to see if we are a good fit. Attach the following: - An updated resume - A statement of professional goals (include any treatment modality or expertise of interest you may have) - 2 professional references - A letter from your employer (on letterhead) stating they are aware of our “outside supervision” (that includes my name and credentials) is required.
The Fundamentals of Supervision
$325/mth - 2 hrs x 2 mtgs of
Total 100 hrs of supervision
Over 3000 hrs of professional experience within 48 mths