Posts tagged lcsw supervision

Group LCSW Supervision forming in San Jose

Group LCSW Supervision forming in San Jose

I am starting a clinical supervision group for pre-licensed therapists, social workers, and counselors. Groups last 2 hours in duration and the fee is $50 per session. We will meet in my San Jose office. You do need your employer to agree to the use of an outside supervisor to comply with BBS regulations. The […]

Book Review: Necessary Lies

Book Review: Necessary Lies

A review of Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain I’m going to cut right to the chase and tell you I loved this book and think you will, too! Necessary Lies is a historical fiction novel (my favorite genre) set in rural North Carolina in 1960. You can’t help but love the two female protagonists: Jane is […]

How much social work supervision do I need?

Counting hours of experience for LCSW licensure in California is a pain in the a**. Supervisees are constantly confused about social work supervision requirements. In this post I want to highlight one particular item: Supervision Requirements for Clinical Counseling as an Associate Clinical Social Worker. According to the Board of Behavioral Sciences, associate clinical social […]

LCSW Licensing Process in California

LCSW Licensing Process in California

How to Navigate the LCSW process in California The licensing process can be confusing! I thought it would be useful to break down the LCSW licensing process in California. Here I’ve listed the process in more detail than on the info graphic above. Graduate from an accredited MSW program Register with the BBS for an ASW […]

How to Convince your Employer of the Benefits of an Outside Clinical Supervisor

How to Convince your Employer of the Benefits of an Outside Clinical Supervisor

I supervise unlicensed clinicians working at agencies that don’t provide clinical supervision. They have decided to invest in their own careers by pursuing licensure with supervision with an outside clinical supervisor. Once you’ve decided that an outside clinical supervisor is worth the investment (see my article on this topic), your next step is to convince your […]

Is Pursing a Social Work License Worth it?

Is Pursuing a Social Work License (LCSW) Worth It? By Sharon Martin, LCSW   After finishing graduate school, you might be wondering if it’s really worthwhile to pursue a social work license. In California, this license is the LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). And the answer is a resounding “yes”. There is no question in my […]