CAN I OBTAIN SUPERVISION INDEPENDENT FROM MY EMPLOYER?
Yes. The supervisee is required to obtain and submit a supervision plan along with a letter (on agency letter head) from the agency executive or their designee, authorizing the supervisee to engage in supervision with an outside Supervisor.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO BE IN SUPERVISION BEFORE BEING ABLE TO SIT FOR MY LCSW EXAM?
The TSBSWE requires a minimum of 100 hours of supervision with a board-approved supervisor that occurs throughout the course of a minimum of 3,000 supervised clinical hours. Supervision and clinical hours must occur within a minimum of 24 months and a maximum of 48 months.
HOW OFTEN DO WE HAVE TO MEET?
In accordance with TSBSWE requirements, supervisees with an approved plan for full-time work must participate in at least four hours of supervision each calendar month, in at least two supervisory sessions each calendar month (group and/or individual).
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WORKING TOWARD CLINICAL LICENSURE?
In addition to the personal and professional growth supervision provides, clinical licensure opens the doors to career possibilities that are not available otherwise.