To our colleagues in the profession:
We can provide quality supervision to enhance best practices and the highest ethical standards. Clinical Supervision is essential for ethical practice within counseling and is fundamental to continued professional development.
The Standards of Practice Governing Counseling Professionals in Maine state:
“One overriding assumption is that supervision should be continuous throughout a counselor’s career.”
The nature of the supervisory relationship is one where counselors can gain professional support and enhance their self-knowledge through clinical supervision. Issues that might be taken to a supervisor include concerns over personal fitness to practice due to health or changing circumstances and instances where harm may have been placed on the client.
It is also a useful place to discuss and clarify personal responsibilities as a counselor. In all cases, it can be productive to have a more experienced supervisor who can act as a mentor.