Supervising Legal Issues in Couple and Family Therapy
Name of Concept
Supervising legal issues in couple and family therapy.
Bernard and Goodyear (2014) describe supervision of therapy as a “signature pedagogy” in the preparation of all mental health professionals. The supervisory process of a more advanced practitioner supervising a novice in training or an unlicensed postgraduate supervisee facilitates the development of the competencies necessary to practice independently. Becoming a therapist is a complex learning activity in which the welfare of real clients must be protected while simultaneously allowing for the experiential learning of the unlicensed supervisee. Mental health providers work in a self-regulated industry wherein supervision provides a measure of consumer protection that is augmented by educational program accreditation, state regulatory and licensure boards, and professional credentialing organizations (Wheeler and Bertram 2015; Wilcoxon et al. 2013).
The focus of this entry is on prelicensure...
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