Approved Supervision for LICSW, LMHC, and LMFT Licensure
Guidelines for psychotherapeutic counseling licensure in Washington State now specify that only an “approved supervisor” can sign off for hours of therapy and clinical supervision.
With specific didactic training in clinical supervision and over a dozen years of clinical and supervisory practice, It’s Not Rocket Science Therapy and Consultation can provide some or all of the required supervision for Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Individual and group supervision is available.
Supervision is often sought for one of two reasons: A new clinician seeks to meet the state requirements for licensure, or the clinician values another experienced clinician’s viewpoint on cases, seeks professional growth, and seeks ongoing training and shared responsibility for treatment. These needs are not mutually exclusive.
At INRS, the focus is on family systems (notably Bowen) theory and therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and various creative techniques to examine the supervisee’s parallel processes and work as a therapist. How a therapist grows, thinks, reacts, and maintains a neutral stance enables increased confidence, prevents burnout, enhances clarity of purpose and function, and ultimately extends into balancing life, work, and relationships.