Are You A Supervisor-Supervisee Match? Ask These Questions to Find Out

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Supervision is the foundation for a new mental health professional’s career. It’s also a built-in requirement for continued growth and long-term development. Finding a supervisor who is right for you and who you feel comfortable working with for years to come can be a challenge.

Because we know how important this relationship is, Motivo offers free consultations between supervisors and supervisees before anyone commits to working together. To further help with this match, we pooled a list of sample questions to kick-off your conversation: 

What type of clients do you do your best work with?

Do you utilize any particular modalities with clients? If so, can you tell me more about how you incorporate the modality into your work?

Why did you choose to become a supervisor?

How many people have you supervised?

How would your supervisees describe your approach to supervision?

How will you challenge me to become a better therapist?

How will we incorporate self-of-the-therapist work in our supervision?

Logistically, what days/times are you available for supervision?

How should I handle questions that come up between sessions, in both emergency and non-emergency situations?

How often will we review the licensure requirements in my state to ensure I am on track?

Has your license ever been suspended or revoked by a state board?

How many supervision hours can I anticipate collecting with you each month?

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but we hope it helps start thinking about your supervision relationship in a meaningful way.

Are you a pre-licensed clinician in search of clinical supervision? To find out more about how Motivo can help connect you with an affordable, quality supervisor, please contact us today!

Rachel McCrickard, LMFT

Rachel McCrickard, LMFT

Rachel is the CEO & Founder of Motivo, a HIPAA-compliant video platform connecting mental health therapists to the clinical supervision hours needed for licensure. She's also a LMFT, and brings her years of experience as both a therapist and a supervisor to her vision for Motivo. She also is a huge fan of pizza and yoga, in that order.

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