My central goal as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor is with cultivating multicultural awareness, competence, and ethical practice through a commitment to a relational ontology, life long learning, and empirical approaches to evaluating the validity and utility of testable hypothesis and to advancing knowledge by this method. I desire to foster the broad application of clinical science to human problems in responsible and innovative ways. I also desire to foster the training and empowerment of others in pursuing a career in human services.
I believe that man is a spiritual being having a human experience and that counseling and clinical supervision are intimate yet professional forms of meeting and learning that demands an individual who is willing to shed conditioned stereotyped roles and be authentic in all relationships.
A Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor has empathy and respect for the depth experience of others and sees supervisees and clients as gendered, racial, ethnic, sexual, and cultural beings that already contain all of the knowledge that he or she needs, but who must work with a more experienced person to assimilate and develop what they know.
Therefore, the Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor is not a teacher in the strict sense of the term, but a guide who shows the way, working from a position of respect and affinity, addressing the knowledge within the supervisee. Although the Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor can also be the technical expert he understands that impact, growth, and healing comes through one’s own strength of character, genuineness, and aliveness.
I also believe that human life is multi-dimensional and multi-directional and that one approach to counseling and clinical supervision cannot account for all the complexities of human comportment. I have a bio/psycho/social/spiritual and phenomenological perspective and work towards integrating a synthesis of therapeutic concepts and techniques from various theoretical perspectives to foster multicultural awareness, competence, and ethical responsibility. I am a theoretically integrated clinician and clinical supervisor.
Therefore, I utilize Bernard’s Discrimination Model because it is one of the most commonly used and researched integrative models of supervision. This model is comprised of three separate foci for supervision (i.e., intervention, conceptualization, and personalization) and three possible supervisor roles (i.e., teacher, counselor, and consultant). As a supervisor, I could in any given moment, respond from one of the nine ways (three roles x three foci). For example, I could take on the role of teacher while focusing on a specific intervention used by the supervisee in the client session, or the role of counselor while focusing on the supervisee’s conceptualization of the work.
Individuals whose teachings and /or writings that have influenced my approach to counseling includes and is not limited to William James, Martin Buber, Erich Fromm, Ken Wilber, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Gerald Corey, Albert Ellis, Robert Dilts, Milton Erickson, Salvador Minuchin, Virginia Satir, Murray Bowen, Alfred Adler, Ian Stewart, Tian Dayton, William Glasser, Walter Kempler, J.M Bernard, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, J.H. Van den Berg, and Victor E. Frankl.
I am approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to provide supervision to LPC interns who acquire a temporary license and wish to work toward their required experience. LPC interns must provide their own liability insurance and secure an intern site. As a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (Texas Licenses # 65017) my practice has one main component: clinical supervision for LPC Interns.
I charge a monthly fee rather than a per-session fee. The reason I do this is because when you intern with me, you are working under my license 24 hours a day every day. Also, there may be emergent circumstances for which we need to consult in between weekly sessions, and charging a fee for each contact can be tedious for both of us.
My fee for supervision is $250 per month, which I believe you will find is quite competitive. Please explore my website to learn more about my experience and philosophy.
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