The Empowering Connections Agency currently offers supervision for therapists in individual and group formats. Our therapists also regularly consult with peers both formally and informally. The founder uses an integrative supervisory approach that helps therapists provide more evidence-based and culturally competent care for your unique clients.
If seeking supervision for licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) licensure in the state of Arizona, our supervisory agreement needs to be reviewed and approved by the Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. All the information about becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist can be found here. For other counseling disciplines, the systemic nature of an LMFT can help you work on growing in your work with couples and families as well as self-of-therapist work that is essential for ongoing growth as a therapist. Other boards (LPC and LMSW) often approve of some of your clinical hours towards licensure counting when supervised by an LMFT. However, you should check with your board requirements first.
Tips for getting the most out of your supervision for aspiring therapists:
set developmentally appropriate goals
attend supervision open and honestly with healthy boundaries for you
clarify the trust within the therapeutic relationship when getting stuck
show up with informal case presentations and audio or video recording of the client
When it comes to supervision for therapists, you will get out of it what you put in. Just like we tell our clients that it's them who do most of the work, supervision is a parallel process that is there to help you grow!
If you are interested in assessing the fit with our AAMFT approved supervisor founder, please submit your information or give us a call.