Dr David A. Hatmaker is a licensed clinical mental health counselor- supervisor in North Carolina, and had many years of supervision in Florida as well. The following document is a Professional Disclosure statement outlining the standards by which clinical supervision is provided. Attached you will find the supervisee/supervisor contract listing many of the items pertinent to ethical supervision. Please carefully read and sign the following document to ensure you understand the relationship. In addition to the “Overview of Supervision” contract the following information has been outlined in accordance with the standards set by the Center for Credentialing & Education, an affiliate of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors.
Areas of Competence
Attached you will find an outline of my qualifications for providing supervision. For the past twelve years, I have been responsible for managing and supervising several interns/supervisees in Florida. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings and with a variety of populations, which include: inpatient and outpatient hospitalization facilities,
community mental health centers, agency counseling, church counseling, and private practice, marriage and family counseling, pre-marital, divorce, mediation, individual counseling, training/workshops, anger management, parenting issues,social skills, communication, conflict resolution, organizational development, group counseling, depression/anxiety, co-dependency, self esteem, behavioral/emotional disorders, stress management, grief, adult ADHD, inner healing, spiritual formation, clinical supervision, crisis intervention, sexuality, sexual abuse, executive coaching and team-building.
Dr. Hatmaker's counseling philosophy and techniques focus on the individual or couple with specific concerns, desires and goals we decide together. As a Christian Counselor and supervisor, I adhere to a Biblical world view, although I respect the client or supervisees faith, culture and background.
I am also credentialed as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) through CCE, and currently licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina. I adhere to the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics, and the Code of Ethics of AACC, also the Center for Credentialing Education’s Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) Code of Ethics. I have had an additional 45 hours of supervision studies provided by Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina.
Model/Approach to Supervision
As a supervisor, I draw from several different models of supervision. My theoretical orientation is primarily integrative. I conceptualize the supervision process as developmental, as we implement a collaborative working alliance. Although much of the supervision process involves an eclectic approach, a cognitive behavioral approach, an existential flavor allows for here-and-now processing, reflection, and experimentation. A Rogerian perspective promises that you will be respected and cared for and a developmental approach directs and honors your development as a professional counselor. You will be encouraged to consider your thoughts and behavior, along with your feelings and why you chose the interventions you do. I will also equip you with new tools and interventions based on my experiences. These interventions are to assist you in your personal goals for yourself and how you view client issues theoretically. A coaching style will often be implemented, in order for you to think through a reason as to why you should or should not decide on a particular strategy or approach.
I utilize two basic models of supervision to provide a framework for conceptualizing the supervision process: one is a developmental model and the other is a social role model. I believe that supervisees change and develop as they progress through their clinical experiences. Stoltenberg, McNeil and Delworth’s Integrative Developmental Model depicts expected characteristics of the supervisee at each of four different levels of maturity. Each level provides expected characteristics related to self-awareness, motivation, and autonomy. Level one is the beginner or novice level; level two, the intermediate or apprentice level; level three, the advanced or craftsman level; and level four is the level of integration, characterized by a personalized approach to professional practice across domains with the ability to move easily and confidently across them. The model also suggests complimenting behaviors for the supervisor for each supervisee level .
Bernard’s Discrimination Model (1997) is a social role model and is also an example of an integrative model, designed for multiple therapeutic orientations. It considers three different roles supervisors might play as they focus upon three different categories of skills in the supervisee. The roles played by the supervisor include teacher, counselor, and consultant. The skills categories focused upon are those of intervention or process skills, conceptualization skills, and personalization skills. Your formative and summative evaluations will reflect the influence of these two models.
Goals of Supervision
Supervision has two goals: the development of the counseling skills of the counselor-in-training (supervisee) and the protection of the client. My role will be to assist you in developing the skills required to become an effective and competent counselor. Supervision will sometimes be spent discussing, exploring and honing these skills; while at other times supervision will involve ensuring the client is receiving appropriate service. At times supervision may seem abrasive, however, I would encourage you to keep an open mind and know that the reason it appears more intrusive is because I am concerned with quality service provision and client care. I will be maintaining a supervision file documenting our supervision sessions and recommendations. It is important that when I provide recommendations, it is followed to the best of your ability. Recommendations are not intended to be difficult, but are provided to ensure the provision of services is appropriate. We will create a learning contract together and refer to it throughout your supervision to ensure your learning goals are being achieved.
The nature of our supervision will include weekly individual supervision and possibly monthly group supervision. Supervision will consist of video review and critique, role-play, review of clients, and examination of counseling skills and techniques. In addition, you will be given several exercises and assignments throughout your supervision to assess your development of clinical skills and assessment. However, verbal and/or written feedback (Summative and Formative evaluations) will be given throughout the entire clinical experience. At the completion of your 3000 supervised hours, I will either recommend or not recommend you for licensure. Because I must evaluate your professional performance as a counselor, I will seek to be objective during the time I am serving as your supervisor.
The issues you discuss in supervision will be confidential with a few exceptions.
At times, it may be appropriate for consultation with another professional or another clinical supervisor. I make every effort to avoid revealing your identity. I will, however, express that I will treat you, and the information you provide in supervision, with respect. You should be advised that at times we might find issues arise in supervision concerning a client that warrants a breach of confidentiality. Such times would be: risk of harming self or others, abuse to a child or vulnerable adult, or when ordered by a court of law. Should this occur, I would discuss with you the options and the protocol to be followed in such an event. In addition, if I am asked to provide information about your clinical experience in the form of a recommendation for a job, licensure, or certification. A release will be signed indicating you are under supervision that you may discuss my supervisee with a supervisor. Finally, disclosures made in group supervision cannot be absolutely guaranteed as confidential. I will take every measure to encourage confidentiality and act appropriately if confidentiality is not upheld.
I agree to follow the relevant credentialing body’s ethical code and the ACS Code of Ethics.
I have invested a tremendous amount of time and energy in supervision training. Clinical supervision is a role that I take serious, and involves a tremendous amount of potential liability. The fee for clinical supervision is $90.00 per hour. You will be responsible for paying for each visit, each time, including the first visit. Payment can be checks, cash, and most credit cards,(with small bank fee of 2.75%).
An emergency involving a client, contact supervisor at work. I'm not responsible for daily activities if working at a school,agency, or group practice. Messages for me can be left 24/7, I will respond to you as soon as possible. My contract info will be give to be utilized as needed. In my absence, you will be notified of correct protocol to follow.
Should you find you haven't experienced adequate supervision or a fair evaluation,or seen unethical behavior; you should first discuss the matter with me. If this does not suffice, you are encouraged to contact NCBLPC. Email address is:
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