Clinical Supervision for Counselors
Ericka Martin is our on-site clinical supervisor. Her role as supervisor is to help improve skills, build self-awareness, increase objectivity, offer support and encouragement, and help counselors master the necessary skills of an effective practitioner. This is accomplished by providing a safe, open, and honest environment in order to explore and learn about oneself as a clinician.
Ericka’s supervision approach often incorporates elements of her theoretical orientation, especially Cognitive Behavioral theory, solution-focused approaches, coaching, and a strengths-based, person-centered ideology. She believes that people possess the power to change their life by adjusting their thinking, and as thought processes change, behavior change follows.
Supervision, like counseling, has both benefits and risks. The benefits include personal and professional growth, increased comfort and skills in counseling, improved case conceptualization abilities, and stronger ethical and legal understanding. The risks include experiencing discomfort due to tension, challenge, anxiety & frustration stemming from new stressful experiences, evaluative feedback and or differing opinions regarding strategies and interventions. Such experiences are normal and part of the growth process.
Ericka Martin is an approved supervisor for Licensed Professional Counseling Interns (LPC Interns) in Oregon and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associates (LMHCA’s) in Washington.
- National Supervisory Credential: Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS): ACS02120
- 30 Clock Hours Clinical Supervision Training
- Fee: $85 for individual supervision; $60 for triadic supervision