Supervision is a collaborative process between a counselor supervisee and their supervisor in which the counselor feels continuously supported at various levels of their academic and post academic training. ResourcED Counseling and Consulting founder, Elizabeth Carr provides clinical supervision to metro-Detroit LLPC's searching for support, guidance and mentoring during this transition into the professional world of counseling. What will supervision be like with Elizabeth? Check out her blog post about it here.
In the state of Michigan, the LLPC must complete a total of 3,000 hours of post-degree mental health service in not less than a 2 year period. 100 of these hours must be spent face to face with their clinical supervisor. At 1 hour of supervision per week, for approximately 100 weeks, you as an LLPC will spend almost 2 years with your supervisor. Make sure this person is someone you can trust, rely on, and who shares your dedication to the practice of professional counseling.
ResourcED Counseling & Consulting offers LLPC's individual and group supervision with the goal of enhancing their clinical and professional skills as they work towards their career goals. If you are looking for a clinical supervisor, or have questions regarding LLPC supervision please reach out to us via email or by phone!
Things for the LLPC to know:
This information is taken straight from the Counseling Licensing Guide on LARA's website
- You must have your LLPC license in order to begin counting hours toward your full licensure
- Official LLPC supervision sessions also begin AFTER the LLPC license is received
- You must earn 3,000 hours of mental health service practice in no less than a 2 year period
- You must complete 100 face-to-face hours with your LLPC supervisor
- You need to renew your LLPC license annually and can do so for up to 10 years, during that 10th year you must be prepared to complete your full LPC license application, as your LLPC cannot be renewed after the 10th year
- Your LLPC license must remain in active status throughout your supervision period for accrued hours to count towards full licensure
- YOU need to ensure that you keep up to date with new rules and regulations published by LARA - The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Recommended Questions for LLPC Supervision before you begin:
- What is your supervision style?
- Are there specific techniques or theories that you utilize most often?
- What do you expect from your LLPC's?
- What experience do you have working with the ______ population
- What is your process of evaluation for an LLPC?
- How are your LLPC supervision sessions scheduled and structured?
- May I have a copy of your LLPC Supervision Disclosure Statement
You can find more information on rules and regulations regarding LPC's via the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association website.