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Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision courses prepare mental health and clinical social work professionals who will be supervising new therapists and social workers for the challenges and demands of the therapeutic relationship.

In addition to the required basic trainings, workshops in advanced clinical supervision topics may also be offered.

These trainings prepare licensed professionals to supervise for the following licenses:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Check these Licensing Boards for more information about supervision requirements:

General Information

Our program in supervision includes:

  • A comprehensive training designed to meet the 30 clock hours of training necessary to qualify as a clinical supervisor for licensed professional counselors or for licensed marriage and family therapists in the state of Oregon
  • One-day presentations designed to meet the six contact hours required by the State Board of Clinical Social Workers for LCSWs who want to supervise clinical social work associates (CSWAs) seeking licensure
  • One-day advanced presentations on topics of interest to supervisors of LPCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs

Looking for a Supervisor?

Here are some possibilities. Remember: this is not an endorsement of the listed supervisors and it is the supervisee's responsibility to make sure that he or she chooses a supervisor who meets the Licensing Board's criteria.

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Oregon chapter: has an LCSW supervision directory. 
  • Oregon Counseling Association (ORCA): has a list of both LPC and LMFT supervisors.
  • Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association (OMHCA) has a list of LPC supervisors.
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) has a list of approved supervisors.

Another option:

Review the criteria or minimum qualifications for supervisors on the Boards' websites and then contact several licensed professionals to ask if they are approved supervisors. It is always wise to ask for recommendations from other licensed professionals and to interview possible supervisors. Once you have selected someone and submitted a supervision plan, the respective Board will verify your choice.

Certification Information

Participants receive certificates of completion or NBCC clock-hour verification for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This may be used toward Oregon and Washington counseling, marriage and family, or social work licensure. The program may also be appropriate for meeting Oregon psychology continuing education licensure requirements.

  • Meets the six-hour requirement of the State Board of Clinical Social Workers for LCSWs who want to supervise clinical social work associates (CSWAs) seeking licensure.
  • Meets the 30-hour requirement of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists for clinical supervisors.