A. Methods of Clinical Supervision
1. In person clinical supervision
In person clinical supervision is defined as the supervisee and supervisor face-to-face in same physical setting.
2. Tele supervision
Tele supervision is defined as utilization of HIPPA compliant teleconferencing technology such as ZOOM platform that provides face-to-face supervision with a supervisee and supervisor. This can be either individual or group. Utilization of telephone or email can complement this type of supervision. Although this type of supervision was initially employed in rural and frontier settings, where the supervisee and supervisor may be physically located some distance from each other, this has more recently been applied in urban settings as well. Encryption should be utilized at all times with attention to licensure and interstate boundaries regarding location of the supervisor and supervisee. It is important to check with your state professional board regarding rules allowing tele supervision. (See Appendix F)
B. Type of Clinical Supervision
1. Individual Clinical Supervision
Clinical individual supervision is defined as one supervisee and one supervisor in face-to-face supervision. It is important to check with your state professional board regarding numbers of hours required in individual supervision.
2. Group Supervision
Clinical group supervision is defined as two or more supervisees in face to face supervision with one supervisor. It is important to check with your state professional board regarding numbers of hours allowed or required in group supervision and the size of the group permitted.
3. Interdisciplinary supervision
Interdisciplinary supervision in behavioral health is defined as receiving clinical supervision from someone in someone who is not in your profession such as a social worker receiving supervision from a licensed clinical psychologist, psychiatrist or licensed professional clinical counselor. It is important to check with your state professional board regarding rules allowing interdisciplinary supervision and the number of hours allowed. (See Appendix F.)
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