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Clinical Supervision

in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dynamic, Supportive, & Fun Supervision

for Florida Registered Interns

Congrats, becoming a Registered Intern is super exciting! You finally get to put the skills you learned in grad school into practice.

Get ready to navigate a whole new world within the mental health field with lots of unexpected twists and turns along your professional development journey. It's really important that you have a strong system of support around you during the next few years. There will be amazing moments and really tough ones too. 

According to research, novice clinicians are most at risk for compassion fatigue and burnout, so it's vital to have a qualified supervisor that you feel comfortable with who can help you successfully navigate this journey toward licensure. 

Supervision is an invaluable resource for novice clinicians setting you up for long-term success. Supervision should support you where you are now while also preparing you for the next steps along your professional journey such as opening up a private practice or program in the future or becoming a supervisor one day.  

What is Clinical Supervision?

Clinical supervision is a process of providing training, oversight, and education by a licensed clinician to a clinical trainee. Supervision often takes the form of regular meetings between the supervisor and supervisee to discuss details regarding session content, develop and refine specific clinical skills, and process difficult or stressful components of clinical training.


Supervision is an essential component of one’s professional development and occurs throughout the duration of training.


Supervision for Florida
Chapter 491 Counselors (MFTs, MHCs, & CSWs)

In the state of Florida, Chapter 491 Clinicians (Registered Mental Health Counseling Interns, Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Interns, and Registered Clinical Social Work Interns) are required to accrue 1,500 supervised clinical hours in the span of no less than 2 years. This is a serious commitment and considerable thought and care needs to be used when deciding on how to accrue the supervised hours.


What is this clinician’s expertise? What are their clinical experiences? What model or approach to supervision does the clinician utilize? Clinical supervision is an investment, and the importance of making informed decisions when it comes to supervision cannot be stressed enough.

Supervision for Registered Mental Health Counseling Interns with Dr. Jeff Mandelkorn

Dr. Jeffrey Mandelkorn

Clinical supervision is a critical aspect of one’s clinical training. I am a Qualified Supervisor for individuals who are Mental Health Counselor (MHC) Registered Interns who require supervision for their clinical work.


I value the journey of supervision and I find each supervisor-supervisee relationship to be rewarding and progressive for both the supervisor and supervisee. I work hard to develop and maintain a safe space for supervision to occur. Effectiveness in supervision includes genuineness and openness, as well as predictable, consistent expectations and standards of evaluation. 

I use a developmental model of supervision that focuses on three main components: normative, formative, and restorative. Normative components refer to areas related to the governing laws and standards of therapy. Formative aspects involve the application of knowledge and skills of a specific therapeutic approach. And restorative components refer to emotional and psychological impact of working in the field of mental health.

What to Expect With Dr. Jeff's Supervision

Trainees vary in their training experiences and personal attributes, and these differences lead to varying strengths and growth edges. Early in the supervision, I gather information regarding the trainee’s previous training experiences, assess the trainee’s skills and needs, and establish the frame of the supervision. I employ didactic and psychoeducational components when clinical knowledge and skills acquisition are needed. I also use process components when addressing difficult, emotional clinical content.


During the course of building a supervisor-supervisee relationship, I strive to create a warm, welcoming environment. This not only facilitates a connection between the supervisor and supervisee, it also provides a safe and non-judgmental place to explore and refine the trainee’s strengths and growth edges. I use de-identified case examples to provide context when explaining clinical theory and practice, reading materials when appropriate, and strategies to manage difficult emotional aspects of the clinical training.


Registered interns can expect an enriching and engaging supervision experience. Supervisees can expect a consistent, warm, and structured approach to supervision. Supervisees receive education and information on evidence-based treatment approaches, guidance and feedback with their clinical cases, and a safe professional relationship to approach work-related stresses and compassion fatigue. Many of my previous supervisees expressed increased knowledge and confidence in their clinical skills.


If you’d like more information, or if you are seeking a Florida qualified supervisor in pursuit of your license as a mental health counselor, please contact me at 954-391-5305 for your complimentary consultation.


In addition, visit my page for more information about my services. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Supervision for Registered Mental Health Counseling Interns with Tatiana St. Germain, LMHC

Being fresh out of school can be full of excitement and a little bit scary. You find yourself feeling relieved from finally being done with classes, papers and grades. However, the fear of the unknown of what is next, getting a foot in the door, doing whatever it takes to get the job done and applying what you learned at school can bring a lot of emotions. 


I remember like it was yesterday... I was lucky enough to get into the substance abuse and mental health field right after graduation of my Masters in 2011. I was excited and anxious about what was coming for me.


Mental health was and still is at the core of what I love, but knowing how to maintain a balance and breaking out of the pre-programed expectations common to those entering the field took me some time. Through the years, I learned that besides being open minded to understanding human behavior and decision making, I needed to be open hearted to working on myself and doing my own healing as well.


I believe in the power of being committed to finding your own path as a therapist while being true to your authentic self, your values, your passion and not forgetting that you are human too. I am very excited for your journey on becoming a licensed therapist and learning not only how to help others but how to prepare yourself through this professional process. 

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What to Expect With Tatiana's Supervision

As a supervisor, I will offer you not just the practical, clinical, and ethical guidance you need in the profession but also the support you need to overcome the self-doubts and fears that you may experience. I believe that self-care in this profession is best practice and a necessity. Part of my approach as a clinical supervisor in the field is to promote, support, and model the self-care that is needed to be the best human you can be to help others. 


I deeply care about providing support, guidance, and helping you harness your clinical skills. I will be there for and with you through the whole process of your training to become a clinical counselor.  I also provide heart centered hypnosis so if you're interested in offering hypnotherapy, we could discuss that as well. 


As you get ready to pursue your Mental Health Counselor Registered Intern status and start receiving supervision, please give me a call at 954-391-5305. I'd be happy to set up a complimentary consultation so we can discuss whether we would be an ideal fit. 


In addition, visit my page for more information about my services. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Supervision for Registered Marriage & Family Therapy Interns with Jamie Ratowski, LMFT

Clinical supervision is not only a required part of your Marriage and Family Therapy licensure process, but an essential process to learning and growing to becoming the clinical therapist you strive to be. I am a Qualified Supervisor for individuals who are Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Registered Interns who are in pursuit of their license in the state of Florida.


I had an incredible supervision experience during my time as a registered intern. I accredit this experience to learning, passing the state licensure exam my first take, and becoming the therapist I am today. Being able to process challenging cases, work stressors, and learn from a trained professional is an irreplaceable resource that supervision provides through your intern status journey. The supervisor-supervisee relationship is a critical part of your growth to have someone to learn from, grow with, and develop skills essential to your therapy craft. Much like therapy, I strive to make the supervision process a safe, open, and comfortable space for you to partake in. 

Much like my style as a therapist, I practice a collaborative and developmental model of supervision. This model primarily uses supervision as an evolutionary process. Each stage of development has its defined characteristics and skills. I will help you to identify your current stage of treatment/therapy with your clients and provide feedback and support appropriate to each developmental stage while facilitating your progression throughout.

What to Expect With Jamie's Supervision

Each supervisee is in different stages of their development as a therapist. I will meet you where you are at in your supervision process and tailor your experience to your needs and build on the skills you already have. 


Marriage and Family Therapy registered interns can expect a positive, safe, and educational supervision experience. You will be provided with confidential case examples to learn from, expand your knowledge about specific marriage and family  therapy styles/ theories and resources essential to your preparation and studying for your licensure exam. You will receive on-going feedback on your cases and education on various treatment approaches. I will actively check in and work with you on healthy boundaries in your work and personal life and support with any work-related stresses.


If you’d like more information, or if you are seeking a Florida qualified supervisor in pursuit of your license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, please contact me at 954-391-5305 for your complimentary consultation.


In addition, visit my profile for more information about my services provided in the Plantation office location at Bayview Therapy. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Supervision for Registered Social Work Interns with Heather Keenan, LCSW

Heather Deecken

Starting out in your social work career can be both overwhelming and exciting at the same time. I feel like it was just yesterday when I got my first job as a registered social work intern in a substance use treatment center. I felt equipped with the knowledge I gained in my classes, however fearful and uncertain of how to actually apply this knowledge with a client. Participating in my own supervision helped to ease that transition of learning theories and approaches to actually applying them.


I am a Qualified Supervisor for individuals who are Registered Social Work Interns and are working toward licensure in the state of Florida. Not only is supervision imperative when starting out in your career, but it is also important for continued supervision throughout your practice as a mental health professional. 


I truly believe we are always learning! Because we work with unique individuals with different experiences and needs, we can’t take a cookie cutter approach with our clients. Having a supervisor allows you to receive guidance and support so that you can provide the best care for the population you are serving. 


Working with individuals, there are both positive and fulfilling days and there are tough and challenging days. As your supervisor, I give you a safe space through the accomplishments and the challenges.  It is a true privilege to be able to foster a safe and comfortable environment for you to navigate and build a foundation for your practice.

What to Expect With Heather's Supervision

Just like providing therapy cannot be a cookie cutter approach, providing supervision cannot be either. I strive to meet my supervisee at the appropriate developmental stage where they are, whether that is someone just starting out in their career for the first time or someone who already has experience working in this field. 


Supervision is a collaborative approach in offering the tools, guidance, and resources in working with your clients, while also being a listening and supportive ear on days where you need to share all the thoughts and emotions of being a therapist. 


In supervision, you will be provided with the tools and knowledge needed to feel equipped on taking the licensure exam, whether it is through didactic material or various clinical guidance. Supervision will include case consultation, clinical theories, and best practices in working with various clients while also including a focus on you as an individual. Especially in our career, it is extremely important to take care of ourselves and to have a place to process through our own emotions that often come with being a lifeline for others. 


If you have a goal of going into the private practice world at some point in your career path, I can offer a lot of support and guidance on the business side too. I’ve been very successful in private practice for many years and maintain a full caseload of clients with diverse presenting problems. Overall, I will help you move forward towards your clinical and professional goals throughout our supervision relationship. 


If you’d like more information, or if you are seeking a Florida qualified supervisor in pursuit of your license as a Clinical Social Worker, please contact me at 954-391-5305 for your complimentary consultation.

In addition, visit my profile for more information about my counseling services provided in the Fort Lauderdale office location at Bayview Therapy. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

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