Qualified Supervisor Program

Qualified Supervisor Program for Mental Health Professional Certification

We are  Qualified Supervisors certified by the State of Florida   to provide supervision to Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) Interns and Trainees.

As defined by the  State of Florida Certification Board, a provisional licensee must work under the supervision of a licensed mental health professiona as a certification requirement.

Only a Qualified Supervisor may provide verification of the supervised work experience.

Ms. Marla Grandis  provides Qualified Supervision both for individuals and groups, offering assistance with the  initial application and continuing untill the completion of all license requirements have been met. Contact Ms. Grandis to discuss  your options.

According to the Florida Legislation, the definition of “Supervision” for Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling is the relationship between the Qualified Supervisor and intern that promotes the development of responsibility, skills, knowledge, attitudes and adherence to ethical, legal and regulatory standards in the practice of clinical social work, marriage and family therapy and mental health counseling. Supervision is face-to-face contact between an intern and a supervisor during which the intern apprises the supervisor of the diagnosis and treatment of each client, client cases are discussed, the supervisor provides the intern with oversight and guidance in diagnosing, treating and dealing with clients, and the supervisor evaluates the intern’s performance.

The guidelines are:

(1) An intern shall be credited for the time of supervision required by Section 491.005, F.S., if the supervision consisted of the following:
(a) At least 100 hours of supervision per 1500 hours of psychotherapy face-to-face with clients provided by the intern;
(b) At least 1 hour of supervision every two weeks;
(c) At least 1 hour of supervision per 15 hours of psychotherapy, with a minimum of 1 hour of supervision every 2 weeks;
(d) Focus on the raw data from the intern’s clinical work, which is made directly available to the supervisor through such means as written clinical materials, direct observation and video and audio recordings;
(e) A process which is distinguishable from personal psychotherapy, or didactic instruction;
(2) If an intern obtains group supervision, each hour of group supervision must alternate with an hour of individual supervision. For the purpose of this section, individual supervision is defined as one supervisor supervising no more than two (2) interns and group supervision is defined as one supervisor supervising more than 2 but a maximum of 6 interns in the group.

To find out more, visit the State of Florida’s Certification Board

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