At Mind Your Self Counseling, clinical supervision is provided by Owner and CEO Carla Groves, LCSW-S, and by our Clinical Director Valeria S. Lerma, LCSW-S. Please visit their therapy bios for more information about their clinical and leadership experience.
Our Supervision Philosophy
Supervision is a relationship between supervisor and supervisee in which the responsibility and accountability for the development of competence, demeanor, and ethical practice take place. The supervisor is responsible for providing direction to the Supervisee in applying social work theory, standardized knowledge, skills, competency, and applicable ethical content in the practice setting.
We believe that a professional clinical supervisor who has received specific training in supervision should facilitate professional growth of the supervisee through:
- Monitoring client welfare
- Encouraging compliance with legal, ethical, and professional standards
- Teaching therapeutic skills
- Providing regular feedback and evaluation
- Providing professional experiences and opportunities
We also believe that a supervisee has the right to work with a supervisor who is culturally sensitive and is able to openly discuss the influence of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and class on the clinical and supervision process.
At Mind Your Self Counseling, we strongly adhere to the standards mentioned above. Our mission is to develop the skill set of future clinicians and enhance their growth potential. We take pride in shaping clinicians to be culturally competent, theoretically sound, empathetic critical thinkers.
- Group Supervision is $65 per hour. This includes two 2-hour group supervision sessions per month with individual supervision sessions as needed and ongoing free consultation.
- Individual Supervision is $75 per hour. This includes 4 hours of clinical supervision per month with ongoing free consultation as needed.
There are times when we have the availability to sponsor individuals for supervision in exchange for working with a minimum of four pro bono clients a week.
Supervision sessions shall include a review of all cases, audiotapes, videotapes, and may include live supervision of actual sessions. The supervisee shall be encouraged to determine a theoretical orientation that can be used for conceptualizing and guiding work with clients. You can expect verbal feedback and/or informal evaluation during each supervisory session. The supervisee will meet with the supervisor face-to-face in our private practice setting to insure confidentiality.
We also have the ability to provide group clinical supervision at your site – this is often ideal when an agency, hospital, or organization has several LMSW level clinicians but doesn’t have the time or available supervisors on hand. Please contact us for more information.
Continuing Education (CEUs)
Mind Your Self is proud to offer several different Continuing Education classes that are NASW approved for CE credits for LCSW, LMSW, LMFT, and LPC. In 2019, we will be holding the following classes:
ACT – INTRODUCTION TO ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY
Practical skills for Clinical Intervention
A 6-hour Continuing Education training for Social Workers, LPCs, and LMFTs
Clinicians will develop a deep understanding of the six core processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients achieve psychological flexibility; and will identify the role of experiential avoidance and un-clarified values in psychological suffering. Specific techniques will be learned and rehearsed to help clients increase their willingness to have emotions. Clinicians will learn about case conceptualization in ACT and how to tune in to client needs while in session and pivot around the ACT hexaflex (six core processes) accordingly. Clinicians will also learn how to use metaphors to improve client engagement by facilitating deep understanding and application of abstract clinical concepts. Free mindfulness exercises will be included, along with tips on how to enhance the therapeutic relationship to cultivate a present and powerful client connection.
The class is $84.99 ($75 for students with student ID) and runs from 9am – 4pm, with a one hour lunch break.
- Friday, June 28
- Friday, September 27
- Friday, November 8
- Friday, December 27
CULTURALLY COMPETENT PRACTICE IN DSM 5 ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT
A two-part training for Social Workers, LPC’S and LMFT’s
This workshop has been approved for continuing education credits for LMSW, LCSW, LMFT and LPC by the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
This workshop will emphasize developmental and cultural factors that are relevant to the development of abnormal behavior and provide ethical and empathetic perspectives for reliable assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders.
Session I will provide a comprehensive review of the DSM 5, including new conceptual formulations of previous diagnoses, new diagnoses, and the new required assessment protocols. Specific assessment guidelines and tools will be provided within an interactive educational experience. Participants will learn about the critic al components of writing a complete and concise bio-psycho-social assessment and why this is crucial to culturally competent diagnosis. Rule outs, cross diagnosing, minimization, and comprehensive diagnosing criteria will all be covered during this session.
Session II will provide clinical guidelines for case conceptualization and treatment planning, as well as an introduction to the most commonly used, evidence-based interventions for multiple child and adult mental health disorders.
There will be discussion about case complexity and multiple treatment targets and methods, as well as culturally responsive treatment planning, necessity for outside referrals and common hurdles that clinicians face.
The class is $169 ($99 for single session) and runs from 9am – 4pm with a one hour lunch break.
Each session is 6.0 continuing education credits.
- Friday and Saturday, August 30-31
Mind Your Self is an LCSW-S Certification provider approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. We offer a 40 hour certification course that combines 16 hours of pre-work (done in home and at your pace) with a three day in-person seminar (24 hours) that culminate in 40 hours of continuing education credits (including 8 hours of Ethics) and the ability to submit an application by the attendee to become a state approved LCSW-S.