Quality Consultation & Clinical Social Work Supervision
For Mental Health Professionals - LMSWs, LCSWs, LPCs, and LMFTs
Anthony has been approved as a LCSW supervisor by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE). He offers individual and group supervision for clinical social workers pursuing their clinical social work licensure. Anthony also provides individual consultation to mental health professionals who desire to enhance their psychotherapy skills in cognitive, psychodynamic, and group therapy.
The fee for indivudal, group, and AME supervision towards LCSW licensure are negotiated during the initial face to face consultation. In accordance with the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, all supervisees must complete a minimum of 100 hours of LCSW supervision over at least a 24 month period, not to exceed 5 years. Supervisees must maintain a minimum of 4 hours per month.
Supervision may be conducted individually or in a group setting. Individual supervision offers participants an opportunity to learn advanced psychotherapy skills that exceed agency based practice while group supervision assists participants learning basic clinical social work practice in a variety of settings. Supervision offers participants with the opportunity to develop case conceptualization skills, learn differential diagnosis, and learn to conduct mental status exams. The supervisory process provides a road map for effective treatment planning, ethical decision making, and successful risk management strategies.
Anthony firmly believes that "social work is a science as well as an art" and hopefully by the end of your training experience you will be able to fluently apply both. He teaches the science of social work while helping supervisees to develop their own professional voice. Anthony's supervision supports a strong collaborative learning alliance that facilitates the development of therapeutic competencies and fosters the acquisition of clinical expertise. This type of supervision is different from most agency based supervision which focuses on structuring the work environment and providing the resources that enable workers to perform their jobs more effectively to meet the needs of the agency.
Because Anthony is committed to your professional growth, his supervision modality includes case presentations, reading articles, role-plays, and use of media. He is committed to providing supervision that emphasizes the helping relationship; provides support and is non judgmental; fosters an atmosphere to grow and develop clinical skills; and provides a safe space for mental health professionals to objectively reflect on their clinical work.
Consultation is available for mental health professionals seeking to enhance their clinical skills. It may focus on learning skills such as facilitatating individual and group psychotherapy or learning how to apply specific treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Those seeking this type of consultation must commit to 50 hours of training over a 12 month period.
Being a mental health professional can be difficult work and emotionally draining. Often times clinicians confidence in their clinical skills can wane when it appears their clients are making minimal progress towards treatment goals. This can leave the clinician feeling incompetent and disillusioned. Therefore, it's important that all clinicians, new and experienced, utlize consultation to counter burnout, gain confidence in their skills, and promote therapeutic movement among clients.
Topics of Discussion
Erik Erickson Development Part One & Two,
Person Centered Therapy,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Social Work Values
Solution Focus Therapy,
Transtheoretical Model of Change & Motivational Interviewing Techniques,
Problem-Solving theory, Crisis Theory, Psychosocial Theory, and Systems Theory
Conducting the Diagnostic Assessment & Mental Status Exams,
Vicarious Trauma, The Cost of Empathy,
Transference and Counter transference,
Domestic Violence & Violent Clients,
Reporting Abuse & Neglect & Ethical Principles of Practice,
Social Work Documentation,
Establishing A Private Practice
Roles of the Social Worker
People learn best when they are not only able to engage in discussions and read literature but also when they are able to apply principles and receive feedback in supervision.
Teaching modality for articles:Participants will read aigned articles and be prepared to engage in discussion regarding its application to their practice setting and its usefulness to client populations. Participants will also be encouraged to apply these modalities to their practice settings and present their work to peers.
Format for article:
1. Read article on your own.
2. Discussion of Article in next session:
Discussion of Application of Theory to practice /Case Conference
What did you think of this article?
Do you ever have clients that you use this with?
What type of clients do you think this would work well with?
If applicable, utilize this treatment modality to your practice setting and present
your work to peers.
- Follow-Up session – Case Presentation
Teaching modality for media:
- Enhances critical thinking to enhance provision of services.
- Brings clinical material to life
- Offers opportunity for feedback from peers and supervisor.
- Participants will review the work of pioneers in the helping profession.
Film helps us look at character development to examine human behavior and implications for treatment process. Participants’ will be asked review population films that have implications for clinical social work practice. After watching assigned videos, trainees’ will be asked to propose a hypothetical diagnosis, treatment plan, and identify barriers that may impede the identified character’s engagement in treatment.