Introduction and Acknowledgements


This Clinical Supervision Implementation Guide is offered as a practical guide for clinical supervisors to support their local clinical practice. It includes topics addressing clinical supervision implementation within community-based behavioral health specialty organizations. Only the first section reflects some policies from the Behavioral Health Services Division, Human Services Department. Otherwise, the balance of the materials are gleaned from local practice and/or national research. All attempts were made to properly credit sources. In 2019, we anticipate state agency rule changes that will further support growing the behavioral health workforce and align with best practices. This is a ‘living document”; we encourage readers to make ongoing contributions to its content


The inspiration for, and creation of, this material was accomplished by the contributors listed below. The work emerged from their participation in the Learning Community for the Treat First clinical approach. They would welcome your comments, questions or contributions. Feel free to email them. We would also like to acknowledge the leadership of the Behavioral Health Collaborative and specifically the Behavioral Health Services Division, HSD and the Children Youth and Families Department who have consistently supported advancing the knowledge and expertise from the field that is evident in this collaborative effort.

Marie C. Weil, PsyD, ABPP Silver City, NM
Bobby Heard, LCSW, LADAC La Casa de Buena Salud, Roswell, NM
Donna Lucero, LPCC All Faiths, Albuquerque, NM
Juliet Kinkade Black, LMFT All Faiths, Albuquerque, NM
Lourdes Torres New Mexico Family Services, Las Cruces, NM
Joseph Carlson, LPCC New Mexico Family Services, Las Cruces, NM
Catherine Sims Guidance Center of Lea County, Hobbs, NM
Kate Gibbons, LCSW, LISW Janus Inc., Albuquerque, NM
Tiffany Wynn, LPCC BHSD, HSD, Santa Fe, NM
Jennifer Swanberg, M. ED, MAC, LPCC BHSD, HSD, Santa Fe, NM
Betty Dow nes, Ph.D. BHSD, HSD, Santa Fe, NM
Kristin Jones, LCSW Children Youth & Families Department
Molly Faulkner, Ph.D., APRNCNP, LCSW CBHTR, UNM, Albuquerque, NM
Jennifer Panhorst, LCSW CBHTR, UNM, Albuquerque, NM