Clinical Supervision for
Marriage and Family Therapists
You finished your graduate practicum.
You slayed your portfolio/clinical competency evaluation/thesis.
You survived all of the tests, papers, projects, finals, fieldwork and supervision.
You earned your Master’s Degree!
You are amazing. You did it!!!
And yet, you are still not fully and independently licensed.
You’ve accomplished so much, but you still may not be eligible to accept some of the insurances you want to take, or to land your dream job. You might not feel as confident and competent as you hoped you would at this point in the journey.
Rebecca Adams, MA, LMFT
Let me help you get there!
I am a board approved supervisor in the state of Minnesota and I am accepting therapists for individual, dyad and group supervision who are on the path to becoming fully licensed therapists.
Finding the right supervisor can be tough . You want someone whose style you mesh with and who has knowledge and skills in your areas of interest. It’s nice to have a supervisor who understands the specific type of work you do, and who can help you grow into the therapist you want to become. Unfortunately, sometimes the only information easily accessible is a list of names of supervisors and their locations from the board’s website.
Finding a supervisor who is a good fit is essential to your growth as a therapist. I may not be the supervisor for you, but I want you to have enough information to make an informed choice.
Questions and Answers about Clinical Supervision with Rebecca
I have a validating style. I am intuitive, encouraging and empathetic. I ask a lot of questions and I often use humor. I'm a peacemaker, driven to interpersonal and intra-personal peace. I am a middle child, Enneagram 9 (AKA the peacemaker), Myer's Briggs: INFJ (AKA the idealist counselor), and I think becoming a therapist, while difficult, can be fun, meaningful, and life changing.
Remember Douglas Sprenkle who researched and wrote about "Common Factors" in therapy? As a refresher, he set out to discover what made therapy effective regardless of which theoretical framework you use.
Douglas Sprenkle also researched the common factors to high quality supervision and came up with four roles a supervisor should fulfill. I'll say a bit about each one and how I will allow room for it in supervision.
- Coach- This is good old-fashioned case consultation. In this role, I would give you guidance on a particular situation you are encountering in the therapy room. Like a coach, I would advise you on how you might approach the situation.
- Teacher- In this role, I could share some of my knowledge that you could use in various situations that pertain to that topic. For an example, I have specific knowledge in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy- a mind-body approach to processing trauma, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, couples therapy and Adult Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. I'm more than happy to share with you about these concepts.
- Mentor This is when we talk about you. How are you doing as a therapist, and as a person? How are you handling the emotional aspect of becoming a therapist? Is anything getting stirred up from your past as you sit in the therapy room? Are you feeling burnt out? Excited? Anxious? It's all relevant.
- Administrator - This has to do with documentation, ethics, procedures, etc. While it may not be the most fun aspect of becoming a high quality therapist, it is important. If you do these things well, the word "audit" won't need to strike fear in your heart and you will feel more free to lean into your strengths as a therapist.
Morgan, M.M. & Sprenkle, D. H. (2007). Toward a Common-Factors Approach to Supervision. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33 (1), 1-17.
I've practiced in a wide variety of settings since 2005 and thus I have an understanding of many of the types of jobs that pre-licensed therapists may have. These include in-home, in-school, outpatient, day treatment and residential treatment. I've had the opportunity to serve teens, adults, couples and families, who are dealing with things such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self harm, PTSD, and ADHD. Currently, much of my clinical work is focused on couples therapy (using emotionally focused couples therapy), adult ADHD, and healing trauma (using EMDR and sensorimotor psychotherapy) Check out my full bio here!
LMFT: Minnesotans who have graduated from their master's program and are working on their post degree supervised experience to become licensed marriage and family therapists. I'm eligible to provide 100% of your required supervision.
LICSW: I can provide 25% of your required supervision hours. click here and see "alternate supervisors."
LPC/LPCC: I cannot provide supervision for this licensure at this time.
Yes! You can receive supervision without the commute! Rebecca uses a secure video platform for group, individual and dyad supervision.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all supervision will be held virtually until further notice. Please contact Rebecca for more details about virtual supervision
Currently, supervision will be held virtually. When social distancing restrictions lift, supervision will take place in my office in Roseville, MN.
If I become your supervisor and you attend a significant portion of your supervision hours with me, such that I am familiar with your work, I will serve as a reference and/or write letters of recommendation upon your request.
Individual: $80/per hour
Dyad: $40/per person per hour
Groups: $20/per person for each hour
Contact Rebecca about getting started with Supervision