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Clinician-Directed, Solution-Focused Supervision

Some seasoned professionals in the field of marriage and family therapy elect to serve as supervisors, helping clinicians on the path to licensure. Supervision often includes watching sessions live through closed-circuit recording equipment, observing through one-way mirrors, sitting in on sessions, listening to audio recordings, or discussion of clinical cases (often called case consultation). This supervision can also take place within individual dyads (up to two clinicians and the supervisor)—or with groups of up to six associate-level (before being fully licensed) or student therapists.

Supervisors are trained professionals who are required to be fully licensed and often approved by national certifying boards as having the qualifications to provide services as a supervisor. For example, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the leading ...

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