Our interview with Christina Michelle Hamilton, M.A.Ed., LPC, NCC, ACS, DCC, an approved clinical supervisor, covers how telesupervision is practiced.
Telesupervision is known by different names: E-Supervision, Online Supervision, Virtual Supervision, Technology Assisted Clinical Supervision, Skype Clinical Supervision…. However, it is simply the practice of clinical supervision when the supervisor and the supervisee are at different locations and communicating electronically.
This interview covers the following questions:
How is telesupervison practiced?
Does telesupervison work?
Is telesupervision allowed?
What are the benefits and drawbacks of telesupervision?
Is telesupervison training helpful?
What are the boundaries of competence?
How to provide telesupervision for an organization
There's a lot to learn and a lot to be gained through telesupervision. In 2020 we started offering a new TeleSupervision and TeleConsultation Course, and since 2021 we have hosted a bi-monthly Clinical Supervision live webinar series. Check them out!
When great clinicians have great information to share they want to share it LOUD, and help as many people as they can. With the internet, we can easily share our helpful and powerful information to anyone who needs it. Due to only being able to practice healthcare within the state’s in which a clinician is licensed, some may be tempted to label their services as psychoeducation rather than psychotherapy. Most clinicians may not even be trying to “get away” with practicing across state lines (interstate counseling) without being licensed in all states, but truly be wanting to solely provide psychoeducation.
The results are coming in from the Georgia Telemental Health Rule. Should other states follow suit?
Georgia requires that Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors, who provide telemental health services, attend at least a 6 hour CE training on telemental health counseling. Clinical supervisors are required to take an additional 3 CE hour course on how to supervise telemental health counseling.
Many of my alumni have questions on setting up their home office. I love my home office. I often take short breaks to spend time with my wife and youngest child, who is not yet in school. I also love checking in with my older children when they get home from school. To help you get started I will share with you how I have set up my home office.