Supervision with Kelly Skrzypchak
Location: Virtual or Williamston, MI
Dates and Times: Determined as needed
Individual /$100 for hour session
Group of 2/$60 for hour session
Group of 3/$60 for hour session
Group of 4 or more/ $50for hour session
Clinical Supervision Contract for Limited Licensed Master Level Social Workers:
The supervision contract is designed to outline the purpose, goals, and expectations of clinical supervision between the Limited Licensed Social Worker (LLMSW) and the supervisor (LMSW). The ASWB indicates that social work supervision is an essential and integral part of the training and continuing education required for the skillful development of professional social workers. Supervision protects clients, supports practitioners, and ensures that professional standards and quality services are delivered by competent social workers. The supervisor is responsible for providing direction to the supervisee, who applies social work theory, standardized knowledge, skills, competency, and applicable ethical content in the practice setting. The supervisor and the supervisee both share responsibility for carrying out their role in this collaborative process. In Michigan, Social Workers are required to actively participate in supervision throughout the 4000 hours of work experience, these hours should be 4 hours every month with 2 hours being individual and 50% is optional between individual and group.
Purpose, Goals, and Objectives
Monitor and promote client welfare
Promote development of supervisee’s professional identity and competence
Fulfill requirements for LMSW Licensure
Method of Evaluation
Verbal evaluative feedback will be provided by the supervisor on an ongoing basis. This will be done during supervision sessions, both in a group and individual setting.
What to Expect from Supervision
One hour in length, weekly or bi-weekly
Case presentations and reviews
Issues related to personal/professional self
Intakes, diagnosing and treatment planning
Theoretical framework and identities
Examine/discuss diagnosis and treatment plans implemented
Challenge supervisee to validate approaches and techniques used in clinical social work
Review basic clinical skills
Present and model appropriate directives
Intervene where client welfare is perceived by supervisor to be at-risk
Ensure ethical and professional standards and understood and maintained
Obtain consultation when necessary
Complete supervisee paperwork in an expeditious and thorough manner
Be available by phone or email for immediate consultation
Provide another point of contact if supervisor absolutely cannot be available
Report malicious unethical behavior to LARA
Report the cancellation of supervision to LARA, if cancelled prior to obtaining full LMSW License
Obtain and maintain professional liability/malpractice insurance
Keep track of all social work hours and supervision hours
Uphold the NASW Code of Ethics and Michigan ethical guidelines and professional standards
Be prepared to thoroughly discuss client cases, conceptualization, assessment, and plan during each supervision
Defend diagnoses as well as approach and techniques used
Be willing to experiment with alternative methods of practice
Consult with supervisor or designated contact person when appropriate
Implement supervisor suggestions in practice and subsequent sessions
Provide supervisor with a copy of LLMSW license application
Provide LARA all required documents for LLMSW
During supervision, the supervisor may ask to review written case notes, diagnostic documents, and treatment plans. The supervisee may also request documents be reviewed at any time to receive insight and feedback.
Issues related to the supervisee’s professional development will be discussed to promote personal growth, identity, confidence, and competence.
If the Supervisee is unsatisfied with the supervision relationship, the Supervisor encourages the Supervisee to discuss the matter openly and allow the Supervisor the opportunity to remedy issues.
Often, group supervision is a wonderful tool to enhance the knowledge of all persons within the group. The Supervisor strongly encourages cohesion among members of a supervision group.
The supervision contract can be terminated, revised, or reviewed at any time per the request of the supervisor or supervisee
Sign-up for Supervision
To reserve a spot for Supervision, please email me at email@example.com and include the following information:
Telephone Number and preferred contact style (text, email, phone, etc)
Graduation Date and/or when you expect to apply/obtain your LMSW
Where you will be performing counseling hours to obtain your 4000 hours for LMSW application
Expectations for supervision
Desire for group size (please indicate if you want individual or what size group is preferable)
Thank you and we look forward to helping you reach your professional goals!