december 4, 2021
Motivo is here to provide you with resources, tips, and tools on your road to licensure. Check out our latest blog post below, and sign up for our weekly newsletter to get more tips delivered straight to your inbox.
December 4, 2022
By: Rachel McCrickard
However, we’ve seen a lot supervisor profiles over the years and we’ve been paying attention to the trends that do seem to attract the most interest from supervisees.
For example, we’ve seen that supervisors with a professional profile picture are selected 3x more often than supervisors who use a candid snapshot or selfie.
We’ve put together a few more easy tips to create a strong, engaging profile:
Some supervisors miss this and only list their name. Be sure to check how your display name is listed currently and make an adjustment if needed. Many supervisees look specifically for the acronyms they are working toward when assessing who would best fit their needs. Make sure they are front and center on your display name.
Here’s an example: Nadia Jones, Ph.D., LMHC, RPT-S
Don’t hesitate to add many specialties to your Motivo profile. We have over 150 specialties to choose from and we’re adding new ones all the time (feel free to reach out to us if you see one we missed!).
Many therapists now pick a niche to work within, such as play therapy with young children, this is great for your client-facing practice, but be sure to consider all the potential specialty areas you might be able to supervise in, even if it isn’t within your current niche.
For example, I used to work with homeless adults, but I don’t any more. However, I would still list homelessness and severe and persistent mental illness under my specialities because I have experience in that area. 8-10 specialties is a good ballpark to shoot for.
This will allow prospective supervisees get a feel for your education and training and help them determine what modalities you’ll be able to teach them.
Some supervisors use the bio same bio that they use on their professional website for their Motivo profile. However, what resonates with clients might be different from what would resonate with a prospective supervisee. Here’s a few questions to consider when crafting your supervisor bio:
Although certainly not required, the supervisors who have shared their Motivo profile through their own networks and the networks they are a part of receive more traction.
Here are a few places you might consider sharing your Supervisor Profile:
And here is some helpful wording to use when sharing your profile.
If this got the wheels turning on how you can make the most of your supervisor profile, here’s what you can do next: