Standing Ground Counseling, LLC is able to offer clinical supervision for Licensed Associate Counselors (LACs) who are earning their hours toward full licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs). We have an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) who is able to offer weekly individual supervision or monthly group supervision. There are opportunities to work within Standing Ground Counseling, LLC to receive this supervision for free. (A minimum of 10 client contact hours per week is required). If you are interested, please email us here. Make sure to read the New Jersey regulations for required supervision and approved supervisors. Some excerpts from the New Jersey Board of Licensed Professional Counselors' Regulations are below:
"Direct supervision" means the ongoing process of supervision by a qualified supervisor who is immediately available to assist the licensed associate counselor.
"Qualified supervisor" means an individual who holds a clinical license to provide mental health counseling services for a minimum of two years in the state where the services are being provided, and who has:
- A clinical supervisor's certificate from the National Board of Certified Counselors Center for Credentialing and Education or its successor or the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy or its successor; or
- Completed a minimum of three graduate credits in clinical supervision from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
A "qualified supervisor" shall satisfy all requirements set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:34-13.1.
"Supervision" or "supervised" means the weekly interaction with a qualified supervisor who monitors the performance of the licensed associate counselor and provides weekly, documented, face-to-face consultation, guidance and instruction with respect to the counseling skills and competencies of the licensed associate counselor, which includes at least 50 hours of face-to-face supervision per one calendar year, at the rate of one hour per week, of which not more than 10 hours may be group supervision.