Are you looking for an AAMFT Approved Supervisor?
Currently, I am completing the requirements to become an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and I can provide supervision for those who are pursuing licensure as a marriage and family therapist. I am being mentored by Jenny Haines, PhD, LMFT. She has been a supervisor for many years, and has served as the clinic director at an accredited COAMFTE MFT graduate program.
Prior to entering into a supervision contract, we need to get to know one another to make sure we’re a good fit.
Since you’re here, I’ll go first…
When I was 15, I discovered the world of marriage and family therapy. I kept going back and forth about what I wanted to major in during college, and on the day before I started classes, I changed my major from Pre-Med to Family & Community Services. I was fascinated as I learned about human development from “womb to tomb” as we called it, and how to take that knowledge out into non-profit agencies to help children and families.
After undergrad, I took four years away from school to get some experience using what I had learned. During that time, I worked in a variety of settings: hospital, church, school, and non-profit. I was able to see how the theories Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, and others had truly played out in homes.
And while I loved what I did, I wanted to do more with the families I served. I decided it was finally time to apply to grad school, and I earned a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University. Following graduation, I taught at ECU for three years, in the same undergrad program I attended. In 2009, I opened my private practice.
I have done some in-depth training with cognitive-behavioral therapy to help the individual clients I see who experience anxiety and depression. But my true passion is being an experiential therapist. I have fallen in love with Emotionally Focused Therapy, and I see the world through attachment theory. I have completed the EFT Externship, Core Skills training, and met the supervision requirements for certification. (I just need to get the right tapes to submit to finish that process. One day!)
OK, it’s your turn now.
Complete the online application form at this link and upload a current copy of your resume.
If I feel as though we may be a good fit, then I will contact you via email to arrange a time for us to have an interview, preferably in person at my office. If distance is a factor, then we can interview over video.
Note: We will use VSee’s free video software for any video we conduct, including the interview. It is available to download for free on Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android. It also allows us to do screenshare so we can view video recordings together.
As part of the interview process, I will give you an overview of the policies and procedures for how we’ll work together.
Following the interview, if we’re still a good fit, then I will give you access to the first part of my MFT Supervisee Resources content. That will walk you through the process of setting your goals for supervision and completing the supervision contract. You’ll also find videos, PDFs, and information to help guide you through the licensure process, from where you are now to what you need to keep in mind while you practice.
Some things you may want to know:
- Rates are $75/hour for individual supervion and $40/hour for group supervision.
- You are going to have to show me your work. That means bringing in videos of some of your therapy sessions for us to watch, live streaming some therapy sessions for me to watch, doing co-therapy, etc. Of course, we’ll talk about HIPAA compliant ways to do this and what permissions you need, too.
- We’re going to meet at least monthly. The North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board recommends one hour of supervision for every 7.5 hours of clinical practice you provide. We will work hard to maintain that ratio. At a minimum, we are required to meet once a month.
- You are responsible for: tracking your clinical hours, for maintaining malpractice/liability insurance at all times, alerting me immediately of a crisis with your clients, and telling me about any changes with your current internship site or place of employment.
- Changes our scheduled supervision time must be made at least 24 hours prior. I have a full practice and am unable to move my therapy clients’ appointments around to accomodate last minute changes.
- More details will be shared during the interview, in the Supervision Policies & Procedures handbook, and inside the MFT Supervisee Resources course. Current supervisees receive complimentary access to the resources course.
Are you still interested?
Here are the steps to follow:
- Take a moment and update your resume. Make sure it includes where you work/volunteer currently and where you are in your education.
- Proofread it. Make sure your resume represents the work you are capable of performing by the format, wording, and spelling. This is practice for how others will view you professionally.
- When that’s ready, complete this application form and follow the directions for submitting your resume to me.
I will be in touch with you once I take a look at it to let you know if we are moving to the next part of the interview process or not. It may take a week for me to respond to you. It all depends on my schedule, and that changes minute by minute based on therapy appointment changes and other outside meetings.