Supervision is an interactive process intended to monitor the quality of client care, improve clinical skills, and facilitate professional and personal growth. I find serving in the role of clinical supervisor to aspiring Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) to be a great honor and joy. My approach to clinical supervision emerged from my eclectic background in education and counseling and I specialize in providing clinical supervision to professional school counselors seeking LPC licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.
I earned my PhD in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from the University of Georgia (CACREP Accredited) and hold the Licensed Professional Counselor Credential (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. I have extensive professional experience with K-12 students as a school counselor and special education in Pennsylvania and Georgia. I work as an Associate Professor in the Counselor Education and Student Affairs Department at Kutztown University and maintain a small private practice working with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents.
I periodically provide professional development presentations to school counselors, child study team members, teachers, and supervisors. My theoretical orientation for counseling and supervision is an integration of person centered, cognitive-behavioral, relational-cultural, and developmental theories. As a supervisor, I may adopt different roles as needed when working with supervisees (i.e., teacher, consultant, counselor, and evaluator).
I follow all Pennsylvania State Board Criteria when establishing supervision arrangements. Per PA State Board Requirements, at least one-half of the experience shall consist of providing services in one or more of the following areas: 1) Assessment; 2) Counseling; 3) Therapy; 4) Psychotherapy; 5) Other Therapeutic Interventions; 6) Consultation; 7) Family therapy, and/or 8) Group therapy. In addition, my supervisees and I often discuss school counseling issues, including: 1) Data Collection/ Analysis; 2) Social Emotional Responsive Services; 3) Service Delivery Models; 4) Leadership; 5) Career Development; 6) Academic Intervention Planning; 7) Advocacy; 8) Student Services; and/or 9) Collaboration. Please reference my at-a-glance supervision guide for a summary of this approach and related fees.
Supervisees engage in 2 hours of supervision for every 40 hours of counseling conducted. Half of these hours may be done in the group setting whereas the rest must be done 1:1 and in person.