Congratulations on your journey to your clinical license!
You have worked hard to get to this point in your career. Working towards successfully passing your clinical licensing exam can be both rewarding and overwhelming. Our Council-Approved Supervisors are here to facilitate the development of your professional competence and assist you in reaching this set goal.
Our supervisors' goal is to meet you where you are at and help you grow your innate & learned social work skills.
Our Supervision Style:
We will work with you in creating a safe learning environment to explore new ideas and techniques.
We will work with you collaboratively in a genuine and congruent way.
We are here to support your learning in a way that will work for you. We will identify your learning style to ensure you get the most out of your time with me as you work towards your licensure exam and long-term career goals.
Our Work Together:
During our time together we will explore the following topics, including but not limited to:
Assessment, Diagnosis (DSM-5) & Treatment
Understanding the Scope of Practice
Appropriate Use of Self Disclosure
HIPAA/Consent to Treat/Confidentiality
Code of Conduct
Dual Supervision and Conflict Resolution
Clinical Boundaries and Self-Care
Legal and Ethical Concerns
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas?
An LMSW will have to obtain 3,000 clinical work hours (averaging at least 30 hours a week) and 100 supervision hours in no less than a 24 month period. After submitting these forms to the Board, you will be eligible to sit for the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) clinical exam to achieve your license.
How often do I have to meet with my clinical supervisor?
The board suggests meeting with your supervisor a minimum of 4 hours per month, and we break this up into two (2) hour sessions per month. At this rate, you will obtain your 100 hours in 2 years. The board will allow up to 10 hours of supervision per month.
Is supervision via teleconferencing approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners?
Yes! This is an approved method of facilitating individual or group supervision.
What do I need to get the supervision process started?
In order to begin supervision with us, you will schedule an interview first.
If you and our Council-Approved Supervisor are a good match to work together, you will need the following:
Statement of professional goals
A signed job description on your agency’s letterhead
Letter of permission to receive supervision outside your employer. The Board requires a letter on company/agency letterhead from your current supervisor at the job you will be using to obtain your clinical hours.
2 professional references
A hard copy of DSM-5 Manual of Mental Disorders
Clinical Supervision Plan for LCSW
If you are interested in talking further about the supervision process, please feel free to schedule an interview with us below.