Dr. Chantal is a Qualified Supervisor for Florida Mental Health Counseling Interns, and offers both group and individual clinical supervision for interns in Broward County in her Plantation, Florida office.
Supervision for Mental Health Counseling Interns
What is a Qualified Supervisor or Approved Clinical Supervisor?
The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling requires that Registered Interns of each of these three professions (LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), and LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) receive supervision from a Qualified Supervisor before being eligible for independent licensure. Qualified Supervisors (Approved Clinical Supervisors) are licensed psychotherapists who have received special training in clinical supervision and are authorized to supervise interns.
How is Clinical Supervision Different with Dr. Chantal?
My approach to clinical supervision is similar to my approach to therapy. I believe that the goal of supervision is not simply to complete your required hours or to give competent care to your clients. What I teach interns is how to take their skills and their work to the next level. In addition to what you might normally receive from supervision (review of your cases, suggestions for treatment approaches or interventions, addressing countertransference, ethics guidance, etc)., in my supervision work I help you deal with real life complex questions that affect your clients. You’ll learn how to balance indirect therapy approaches where you help the client find their own best answers, with more direct therapeutic interventions where you need to take a little more control for a short while to help reassure your client and give them hope, or to prevent them from causing irreversible damage to their relationships.
In my work with interns, I also incorporate training and clinical demonstrations from psychology’s most renowned practitioners including Donald Michenbaum, Marsha Lineman, Irvin Yalom and others. I’ll even teach you what I learned from Patch Adams!
Does Your Supervisor Need to be at Your Practice Location?
No. There only needs to be a licensed mental health professional on the premisses while you are seeing patients if you are in a private-practice setting. However, if you are at a hospital, agency, or doing field work, those rules are different.
Your Qualified Supervisor can supervise all of your cases, regardless of where you are seeing your clients.
Can I Have Two Qualified Supervisors?
Absolutely. The rule is that each supervisor needs to be clear on which cases they are responsible for. Here’s an example of why you may want more than one supervisor: you may be working at an agency where you received free supervision, but find that your supervisor does not have the time to discuss your cases and the issues that are coming up in your work in as much detail as you would like. In that case, your private supervisor can help bridge some of those gaps. When I was an LMHC Intern myself, I did exactly that and discovered the things I learned from the supervisor I hired privately were, in the end, what enabled me to become an effective therapist.
The first step to get started with supervision is for you to email me so that we can have a phone conversation. After that, if you decide you’d like to work together, we’ll sign our paperwork and make our first appointment
Individual Supervision (One Hour, 60 Minutes): $150
Group Supervision (One Hour, 60 Minutes): $65
The combination and frequency of individual and group supervision is dictated by state laws and rules, and depends on your current caseload. We will discuss these details during our phone call.