In graduate school you had an overall view                                                             of the counseling field.  Topics included:


  • Theories in Counseling

  • Methods of Counseling

  • Ethics

  • Family Systems

  • Multicultural Counseling

  • Research Design and Statistics

  • Career Development

  • Marriage and Family Counseling

  • Lifespan Development

  • Psychopathology

  • Practicum


That's quite a lot in a short period of time. No wonder grad school is stressful!  


Now, at the next level you have more time to dig deeper into the counseling methods you are interested in while in the clinical setting.


In supervision we will work on the fine development of the budding skills you learned about and used in practicum.  There are a number of indices of the microskills that when combined determine your effectivenss as a therapist.  


Additionally, though you learned some diagnostic skills in grad school and practicum, it's vitally important to continue sharpening those skills and the differentials (that is, those medical or mental conditions that mask over a diagnosis and can create potential for misdiagnosis.


You'll learn several different methods of charting, record keeping and note taking--and which ones are most effective when under review.


You'll learn about insurance, utilization review, getting on panels and getting reimbursement.


You'll know the ins and outs of the State Board Ethical standards and rules. 


You'll have someone who can help should you find yourself in the middle of a Family Protective Services or other agency dilemma.  


There are so many activities involved with a therapist and the community that you will have first hand mentorship with.