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Supervision, Individual and Group

Supervision is a process that involves gatekeeping, mentoring, remediation, and training from an experienced professional with a clinician-in-training or a less experienced professional. The American Counseling Association (ACA) 2014 Code of Ethics provides a framework for ethical and legal practice for supervisors and supervisees with the intent to protect the client and ensure training and skill development for counseling trainees. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and the Commission of Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) have standards outlining graduate program training requirements for those wanting to become marital, couple, and family counselors/therapists. As part of that training, students are required to work with clients under supervision. In addition, professional licensure requires continued supervision for a designated period ...

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