Selecting Counseling Interns

By current standards, I’m not sure how I would have fared in today’s internship selection process. I started my internship 23 years ago in the type of counseling setting that is ideal for interns entering the field now. It is ideal because many counseling graduate students would like to have the experience of providing ongoing … Read more

Distance Clinical Supervision

On October 11, 2019 I have the honor of hosting my friend and colleague Ray Barrett of the Telehealth Certification Institute. He will be facilitating a training titled “Telemental Health Law & Ethics.” This is probably my 6th time hosting Ray in Atlanta. He is an LPC and one of our nation’s leading experts in … Read more

Trust and the Cultivation of Professional Identity

A fundamental aspect of professional ethics in any profession rests upon the trustworthiness of the individuals providing the services. Being a professional means in part that you will put the needs and rights of the individuals being served ahead of your own. That does not mean that the service professional should be self-sacrificing. Instead it … Read more

Post Graduate Clinical Supervision Ethics

The professional development of mental health clinicians after graduate school rests heavily on the quality of their clinical work experience and the support provided to that supervisee/clinician from their employers and their clinical supervisors. The process of becoming a therapist (or more specifically a psychotherapist – counselor, clinical social worker or marriage and family therapist) … Read more