So You Want to Become Licensed…
The ability to come together and help each other is entirely what makes us human.
While clinical supervision is a requirement to become licensed as a social worker in many states, it is much more than that. It is an opportunity to be honest, explore fears and beliefs, develop a mindset, and fine tune your skill set. It is what will make you a great clinician in your ability to help others. Knowing yourself is the first step…
Identify who you want to be
It is vital to know what you believe in, why, and how this will impact the services you deliver to your clients. This includes understanding transference and countertransference.
Develop a skill set
Having a strong theory base, tool box of interventions, and a set of standard practices is so important. Equally important is how you show up, deliver, and build relationship.
Explore ethical dilemmas
This world is small, complicated, and complex. There will be times where you are challenged to make the “right” decision when supporting others. Knowing what to look for, what and who to ask, and how to find additional support is going to be key.
Supervision: a process of providing supervisees with guidance, direction, and support to enhance competency, professional identity, and refine their knowledge and skills to ensure that they deliver competent, ethical and quality services.