Clinical Supervision

Monique is currently accepting new LCSW Licensure supervisees!

The supervisor-supervisee relationship is a unique one, in which there is openness and trust on both sides.  I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the state of Arkansas, and able to provide clinical supervision. 

The supervisory relationship is one that must possess respect, trust, and openness by both the supervisor and supervisee; therefore, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to focus on yourself and your career. I want to provide you with effective, quality, consistent clinical supervision that supports and guides you towards your goals. You will be able to create a professional development plan that matches your needs and meets the Arkansas Social Work Board requirements towards clinical licensure.

The goal of clinical supervision to prepare you to handle complex mental health issues as you fill your therapeutic toolbox.

Clinical supervision is meant to be a reflective and educational process. Privacy is very important, so any cases discussed will not be the actual names of the individuals involved. Supervision is not a guarantee that you will earn your clinical licensure. Although the supervision meetings are not preparation for your license exam, the discussions will help you to build your confidence and knowledge.

With ten years of experience as a Social Worker, I bring a diverse background of skills and perspective to include: 

  • treating children as young as 3 to adolescents, adults, couples, and families

  • experience in the school-based setting including preschool up through high school, and day treatment for children and adolescents

  • experience in the juvenile detention setting, outpatient setting, in-home setting, and private practice setting.

  • experience working alongside DCFS caseworkers, foster parents, and ad litems.

  • developmental issues, attachment issues and a strengths-based clinical approach 

  • utilizing various play therapy interventions including sandtray, creative (expressive arts) therapy, and EMDR in a clinical setting.

FAQ'S & General Information

Click here for the Rules and Regulations related to the Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board.

+ What Is Clinical Social Work?

  • The practice of clinical social work is restricted to either a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), or a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) under clinical supervision in employment or under a clinical supervision plan.

  • The National Association of Social Workers defines clinical social work as “a specialty practice area of social work which focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, emotional, and other behavioral disturbances. Individual, group and family therapy are common treatment modalities. Social workers who provide these services are required to be licensed or certified at the clinical level in their state of practice.” Clinical social workers are qualified and authorized to use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, and other diagnostic classification systems in the assessment, diagnosis and other practice activities.

+ May I Seek LCSW Supervision Outside My Place of Employment??

  • Yes.

  • If the supervisor is not employed by or under contract with the agency to provide supervision towards licensure, the Supervisee is required to obtain and submit a Clinical Supervision Plan along with a letter from the agency executive or her/his designee on agency letterhead which authorizes the Supervisee to engage in supervision with the outside Supervisor.

+ How Long Do I have to be in supervision??

The Arkansas board requires all applicants for LCSW licensure must submit the LCSW Supervision Evaluation Form verifying they have had two-years (24 months) and 4,000 hours post graduate LCSW supervised experience.

+ How often do I have to meet with my supervisor??

  • In accordance with Arkansas State Board requirements supervisees with an approved plan for full-time work must participate in an average of one hour per week direct (Face-to-Face) contact with the LCSW supervisor is required.

  • Group supervision is acceptable as long as there are no more than four in the group, and the group supervision does not constitute more than one-half of the total supervision requirements.

  • I am available to supervisees for consultation and if a crisis arises throughout the duration of our time together. Click here for the boards rules & regulations regarding the clinical supervision process.

I am currently taking applications for LCSW licensure supervision participants. The power of group supervision is one that I believe to be enriching, invaluable and supportive for clinical social work learning and growth. My rate for clinical supervision is $300 per month which includes both individual and group supervision, and $400 per month which includes only individual supervision. 

Let’s talk and see how we can get you to the next level in your career as a Social Worker.