A. Supervision of Clinical Contact
Supervision is defined as
assisting the supervisee in developing expertise in methods of professional
counseling practice and in developing self-appraisal and professional
development strategies. Supervision shall comply with guidelines developed
by the Board.
B. Acceptable Supervisor
Supervisees beginning their
supervised professional counseling shall be supervised by a Professional
Counselor Supervisor licensed by this Board or a Professional Counselor
Supervisor candidate or a qualified licensed mental health practitioner
(depending on the type of supervision needed.)
C. Role of the Supervisor
The supervisor shall provide
nurturance and support to the supervisee, explaining the relationship of
theory to practice, suggesting specific actions, assisting the supervisee in
exploring various models for practice, and challenging discrepancies in the
The supervisor shall ensure
that the counseling clinical contact is completed in appropriate
professional settings and with adequate administrative and clerical
The supervisor shall ensure the
supervisee's familiarity with important literature in the field of
The supervisor shall model effective professional counseling practice.
The supervisor shall provide written reports as required by the Board and shall be available for consultation with the Board or its committees regarding the supervisee's competence for licensure.