VISTAS Counselor Education and Supervision

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.



An Exploration of Counselor Supervisor Requirements Across the United States

Rebecca D. Nate and Laura R. Haddock

2014

Inconsistencies in requirements to serve as a clinical supervisor for licensed professionals or counselors in training exist across the United States. This creates questions for students seeking supervision for licensure and can be a source of frustration for those looking to serve as a supervisor. The authors examined supervisor requirements in states utilizing the title Licensed Professional Counselor to explore the inconsistencies. Incongruities in requirements, clinical and practical implications, and challenges towards a unified counselor identity are discussed.

Keywords: counselor education, supervision, professional development, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)

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