Important changes have been made to the requirements for Plans of Supervision and Supervision Qualifications. These changes were effective Aug. 1, 2016, and apply to all NEW Plan of Supervision applications.
If you are supervising or being supervised under a Plan of Supervision approved before Aug. 1, 2016, you may continue under that approved Plan of Supervision without meeting these new requirements and qualifications. However, if you amend an approved Plan of Supervision or add a new supervisor/supervisee who is under a Plan of Supervision approved prior to Aug. 1, 2016, you will need to meet these new requirements.
For all new Plans of Supervision, the proposed supervisor must be a Board Approved Supervisor and the supervisee must meet the qualifying requirements for a Plan of Supervision.
Board Approved Supervisor Qualifications
A Board Approved Supervisor must be:
In addition to meeting one of these qualifications, an applicant to be a Board Approved Supervisor must:
Approved Board Supervisors must complete 4 hours of counselor supervision education as part of the 40 hours of continuing education required every two years to maintain the approved status.
Supervisee Requirements for LPC and LMFT Plans of Supervision Approved after Aug. 1, 2016
An applicant for a Plan of Supervision must:
An Approved Plan of Supervision
A Supervisor of an LPC or LMFT supervisee with an Approved Plan of Supervision must use at least two methods of supervision during the first six months of supervision. A Supervisor of an LPC-MH supervisee with an Approved Plan of Supervision must use at least two methods of supervision during the period of the supervision. The two forms of supervision must be documented.
For Plans of Supervision beginning after Aug. 1, 2016 the supervisee may not practice counseling in private practice during the first two years of a Plan of Supervision.