What to expect
When a Colorado LSW is under supervision while working towards their Colorado LCSW, they meet with their supervisor for 4 hours per month. All sessions with me are online, so you can live anywhere in Colorado and participate in supervision. You must meet with your supervisor(s) for 96 total hours in no less than 24 months, that is an average of 4 hours per month. In Colorado, the Board requires that half of your supervision hours be in person (48 hours). This means that currently, for Colorado supervisees, I am able to fulfill half of your hours.
Social Workers are sometimes offered free supervision through their work, but it often isn’t enough, which is why many seek additional hours online. Group supervision is a great way to do this, since sessions are two-hour blocks of time once per month, are cheaper per hour, and offer you more perspectives from social workers in different settings from your own.
When I finished supervision for my LCSW, I had 5 total supervisors to account for my hours both individual and group, since I moved states before completing my requirements (amongst other complications like supervisors leaving my company, etc.). It’s a complicated journey to clinical licensure for many, but it’s doable and I’m here to help!
How do I choose the right supervisor?
I believe it’s important to choose a supervisor you connect with and has a perspective you find valuable. For instance, if you want to do therapy, you may want at least one supervisor who is a therapist so they can offer you information on their experience in that area of social work.
I am currently a therapist, but have also worked in a nursing home; homecare/adult day program/primary care case management setting; non-profit involving a mix of program management, professional education and direct practice; dialysis clinic case management; and telehealth for a giant corporate for-profit healthcare company. As you may already have discovered, social workers wear many hats, and I’ve certainly worn my share of them. I have experience establishing my own private practice (single-member LLC). In addition, I have held a Clinical Social Work License in 6 different states (currently reduced to 3 for simplicity), so can offer my experience getting licensed in multiple states for the purpose of delivering teletherapy.
I currently offer a free 15-minute consultation in order to determine if we are a good fit for your journey to licensure. I am incredibly excited to have you enter the field of Clinical Social Work- welcome and I wish you a fulfilling and inspiring career! I have learned so much about the world and my part in it through this profession, and it’s so important to keep growing and taking care of yourself in the process.
My supervision is mostly in group format. Groups consist of up to 5 supervisees. I’m currently seeking additional supervisees in order to start a few more groups, so we may meet individually until I have a few more people to group together. Please let me know if you’re interested by emailing me me to schedule a time to meet.
Please see my FEES page for updated fee information on individual and group LCSW supervision.
Some employers will reimburse you for your supervision cost, so be sure to ask them.