Clinical supervision supports mental health professionals-in-training by offering oversight and support from a more experienced provider. To become licensed to practice, all mental health providers must complete a minimum number of therapy or assessment hours under clinical supervision. The specific requirements vary depending on the license a therapist seeks and the state in which they practice.
Clinical supervision may also refer to ongoing consultation with and support from other mental health professionals. Supervision can sharpen one’s diagnostic skills and help them provide better treatment to clients. Organizations that employ psychologists and other mental health providers can support their providers by contracting with a licensed clinical supervisor.
Consultation is offered to individuals and human service organizations interested in operating more effectively or efficiently by leveraging the perspectives of an experienced psychologist.