For Future LPCs and Future LPC-ATs

 

1920x1200-abstract-surface-fun-g3602Are you looking for a journey to licensure that’s a creative process?  As an LPC-AT/S, I am authorized by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to supervise future Licensed Professional Counselors as well as future Licensed Professional Counselor-Art Therapists!

 

I’m excited about your future in this noble line of work.  Congratulations on being ready to enter into a supervisory relationship that will deepen your practice of caring for others and for yourself.

 

Please note that while future LPCs and future LPC-ATs both fall under the category of LPC Interns and thus require supervision in order to obtain full licensure, only those individuals who are pursuing the LPC-AT have supervision requirements under an LPC-AT/S (see the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Title 22, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter D Application Procedures, §681.73 Application for Art Therapy Specialty Designation for details).

 

As you search for a supervisor who’s a good match for you, let me tell you a little about myself.  Although my graduate training featured a psychodynamic orientation and strongly influenced me in this way, my work continues to be inspired by the overarching application of the Expressive Therapies Continuum as a transtheoretical system for deriving information and developing interventions based on an individual’s interaction with art media and methods.  I am also a student of the brain and see strong parallels between the developmentally integrative emphasis of the Expressive Therapies Continuum and the developmentally integrative emphasis of brain-based treatment.

 

These influences and inspirations inform my approach to experiential supervision and allow my supervisees to honor their own theoretical perspective through our work together.  Not surprisingly, I favor the Discrimination Model of supervision, which is a transtheoretical system for understanding and responding to the various needs of the supervisee as s/he vacillates between the roles of student, counselee, and colleague during the course of supervision.

 

Because experiential supervision requires sufficient time for engaging in the art process to organize and integrate kinesthetic/sensory, perceptual/affective, and cognitive/symbolic levels of information, sessions will be two (2) hours in length.  A supervisee will participate in two (2) such sessions for a total of four (4) hours of supervision per month.  This meets the requirements of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

 

Although the TSBEPC allows 50% of supervision to be provided via web cam, future LPC-ATs should be aware that the Art Therapy Credentials Board also has taken a stance on distance supervision in order to ensure fidelity to the supervision process.  Per the ATCB, supervision via web cam will only be offered to supervisees who live more than 100 miles from Austin.  Such supervision will be provided as four 1-hour sessions per month.

 

The journey to licensure is a creative process.  Accordingly, all in-person supervision sessions will be offered in a studio setting, and all materials will be provided.  Supervision fees will depend upon the format that works best for each individual.  Contact me if you’re interested in individual, group, face-to-face, or distance supervision that goes beyond words!

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Public Domain Abstract Art  was posted to The Public Domain website by Mitch Featherston in 2012. Click here for more information.