Completing practicum/intern is such a huge step - and not everyone finds a supervisor or support they can rely on during this portion of their schooling. There are a few things that I run through with newly licensed LLPC's that contact ResourcED, LLC about supervision for their full licensure.
1 - Begin to familiarize yourself with the LPC application process for the state of Michigan. You may have 2 years and 3,000 hours of client contact standing between you and this licensure, but you need to know what you're working toward and what the rules are. You should be able to rely on your supervisor for accurate information, however, you need to also be able to locate rules, regs and guidelines on your own. Think of how you empower your clients to make changes on their own - your supervisor should provide this for you as well.
2 - Keep your own documentation. Again 2 years and 3,000 is a lot of time. Trust me from one year to the next - you wont remember what was completed and when. Things happen, professional relationships change, people move, there are natural disasters - keep your own records, including signatures. You're required to acquire 100 supervision hours over the span of your limited licensure - you should have your own log of each of these hours with your supervisors signature.
3 - Bring your own discussion items to supervision sessions. No cases to discuss? No problem, there are always ethical issues to discuss and staff with your supervision group or your supervisor individually. My suggestion is do some research and come prepared. You can find several books written about ethical dilemma's, or by simply typing in counseling ethical dilemma's into a google search.
Just a few things to get you started! ResourcED, LLC now has our first LLPC supervision group. So if you're looking for an LLPC supervisor, email us!