|I have provided consultation and clinical supervision for many years. I am an approved supervisor in the state of Washington and meet the qualifications specified in WAC 246-809-234. Please contact me at 206-352-0363 to learn more about my services or to schedule an appointment. If you are interested in becoming an approved supervisor, please look through my list of upcoming continuing education trainings to see when my next supervision training is.
Becoming an Approved Supervisor
I offer regular trainings that fulfill the requirement of fifteen clock hours of continuing education, which is one way to become an approved supervisor. I usually offer these trainings two to four times a year through different sponsoring organizations. I also offer this training directly to organizations that may employ a large number of clinical supervisors. Sometimes agencies find this option more cost effective. Learn more about upcoming continuing education trainings that count toward becoming an approved supervisor.
Listed below are highlights from WAC 246-809-234 that describe the qualifications and rules regarding being an approved supervisor in Washington state.
- "Approved supervisor" (also referred to as "supervisor") is defined as "An Equally Qualified Licensed Mental Health Practitioner."
- The supervisor must hold a license without restrictions that has been in good standing for at least two years.
- The supervisor must not be a blood or legal relative or cohabitant of the supervisee, supervisee's peer, or someone who has acted as the supervisee's therapist within the past two years.
- The supervisor must have completed the following:
- A minimum of fifteen clock hours of training in clinical supervision obtained through
- a supervision course; OR
- continuing education credits on supervision; OR
- supervision of supervision; AND
- Twenty-five hours of experience in supervision of someone else's clinical practice.
- The supervisor must attest to having thorough knowledge of the supervisee's practice activities including:
- record keeping;
- financial management;
- ethics of clinical practice;
- a backup plan for coverage in times when the licensure candidate is not available to their clients.
- Licensure candidates whose supervised postgraduate experience began prior to the effective date of these rules (September 29, 2006) are exempt from the requirements.
- The approved supervisor, prior to the commencement of the any supervision, shall provide the licensure candidate a declaration on a form provided by the Department of Health, that the supervisor has met the requirements of WAC 246-809-234 and qualifies as an approved supervisor. In addition, the term "peer" is defined as a co-worker who is not the licensure candidate's employer or supervisor. [WAC 246-809-110(9), WAC 246-809-210(9), and WAC 246-809-310(9).]