H.A.P.I.*- To Help You Help Others
YES! ONLINE SUPERVISION COUNTS NOW!
YES, YOU'LL GET A REQUIRED MIX OF INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP SUPERVISION WITH US
YES- WE HAVE AN EASY WAY TO DOCUMENT YOUR SUPERVISION HOURS
YES~ YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO WORK WITH YOUR CLIENTS & CLIENTS IN OTHER SETTINGS
1. How long have you been doing supervision and what does it entail?
I have been doing licensure supervision with Registered CSW, MHC & MFT Interns for approximately 16 years. In fact, it is the majority of my private practice! I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment exchanging learning with Registered Interns, over 115 of whom are now licensed helping professionals. Supervision sessions provide help with: Exam Preparation; Professional Support/Networking; Peer Support; Resource Information; Job Placement assistance, Clinical Tools- DSM V Diagnosing, Case Consultation, Ethical Decision Making, Creative Interventions & Treatment Planning & Building a Private Practice!.
2. How do I begin as a registered intern accumulating supervision hours toward licensure with you as my supervisor? It's EASY as ABC!
If you are doing clinical work and would like to do supervision with me, call me so we can make sure we'd be a good fit, then:
a. Go to the FL Dept. of Health link here to create an account & get application, pay the DOH Registration fee
b. Purchase whichever Resolution Today Licensure Supervision package is best for you, then I will send a letter to the state (see Q #5 for more) stating that I would like to be your supervisor. Usually within 2 weeks of receipt, the FL Dept. of Health will send you a card with your registration number.
c. When you receive this, we can begin! And you can startaccumulating hours!
3. When can I take the ASWB Clinical Social Work Licensure Exam, AMFTRB Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Supervision or NCMHCE Mental Health Counseling Exam?
You can take the exam after you are registered with the state and every 90 days thereafter if you don't pass. You have to submit an application with the state to be approved to schedule the exam date with the testing center.
4. What is the benefit of paying for 3 months at a time?
If you pay for supervision services in advance, you lock in the current rates for the entire duration of supervision and you will save hundreds of dollars every time you renew this way. This will save you even more money in the event that you need to stay in supervision for longer than 100 weeks (need to continue in supervision until you meet all clinical hours and you pass the licensure exam, see Q #6 for more). Or can pay weekly, biweekly or monthly. See purchase/savings packages at www.resolutiontoday.com.
5. What is the letter I need to get approved for supervision? What is your supervisor information so I can put it on my application?
You will receive a copy of the letter with my information for the state upon purchase of supervision services.
6. How do I document completion of our supervision sessions?
You are welcome to document each of our sessions for your records. It is a good idea to keep a copy of the dates that we meet along the way. The state does not require anything to document supervision and clinical hours until the end of our work together. It is not required, but you will receive a form you can use upon purchase - feel free to make copies of it.
The state of FL only requires that supervision and clinical hours be documented once they are completed using the Supervisor Attestation form here, to be submitted when you apply for licensure or if you decide to change supervisors. I will fill out the Supervisor Attestation form and give it to you when you are done with supervision or to mail it to the state board directly if you'd prefer.
7. What should I do if I want to have hours I did in another state count here?
If you are trying to carry over hours from another state, it would be safest to email the state of Florida at the Department of Health to inquire about how many hours FL will count, if any, from the other state, and how many hours of supervision you have remaining if any. It is best to email Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling because that way you will have their answer in writing for clarification. Each state’s standards are different.
8. What are your policies regarding confidentiality and client charts/files?
All discussions in supervision are confidential and not shared with anyone outside the session. In addition, no identifying client information or documentation is shared in session. Any review or signing off on client charts should be completed by your work supervisor/person designated by your employer.
9. Am I locked into a contract if I start supervision with you?
No, there is no contract to sign. You can change supervisors later, or simply have me as a backup supervisor on file with the state & use our services as needed.
10. When can I take the licensure exam?
At this time, Registered Interns/Supervisees in FL can take the exam anytime by simply submitting a test application.
Current Registered interns don't have to renew their registration anymore.
11. What if I don't have a job yet?
Once you purchase supervision with us, we can help you find employment- just let us know what population/setting you think you would like to work with, we can inform you about job opportunities we know of in the community, review your resume and offer tips on enhancing it, and then help you make needed connections to land that dream job!
12. How often will we meet? Will it be just me?
The state requires 1 hr/supervision for (full-time) registered interns doing 15 hours of face-to-face psychotherapy with clients each week, or 1 hr/supervision biweekly for (part-time) less than 15 hours of face to face psychotherapy with clients each week. Generally, it takes 2-4 years to finish supervision. Supervision cannot be completed in less than 100 weeks, regardless of how many clients you work with weekly. We can meet as often as your work schedule requires. We will meet for individual sessions (up to 2 supervisees) for at least half the time we meet, and group sessions for up to half our time together (3 or more supervisees). See 491 Board Rules and Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling website here for requirements. We can also meet one-on-one only, if you'd like, just let me know your preference when we talk and we'll schedule it together.