FAQ for Supervisors


AAMFT has a thorough list of FAQ about being and/or becoming an approved supervisor. Click here to read the FAQ.



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Q: I am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor who provides systemically oriented supervision for AMFTs, APCs, and MCSWs who work at my agency.  How much of my supervision will count towards licensure for Associate Professional Counselors who aspire to become LPCs and Master’s level Social Workers who aspire to become LCSWs?

A: For LPCs, at least 2 of the 3 years of required postgraduate experience must be supervised by a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) who has been certified to supervise for at least 3 years.  One year of supervision is defined as a minimum of 30 hours in Board Rule 135-5-.02(a) 8 (i). Therefore one year of supervision or 30 hours may be provided by a professional who meets the definition of a supervisor as defined in Board Rule 135-5-.02 (a) 5 (i)-(v).

In the case of LCSWs,  Rule 135-5-.04 (2) (b) 1states that applicants must document at least 120 hours of clinical supervision of which at least 50% must be provided by an LCSW who meets the requirements to be a duly qualified supervisor.  Therefore, an LMFT who is an Approved supervisor could provide up to 60 hours of supervision for licensure.



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