An important requirement to obtain your license to practice as a mental health counselor in Florida is to complete two (2) years of post-master's supervised experience under the supervision of a licensed mental health counselor or the equivalent ( 64B4-31.007 F.A.C.) who is qualified as determined by the Board. The supervision experience must have consisted of at least 1,500 hours providing psychotherapy face-to-face with clients for the profession for which licensure is sought, and shall be accrued in no less than 100 weeks. At least 100 hours of supervision per 1,500 hours of psychotherapy face-to-face with clients provided by the intern; At least one (1) hour of supervision every two (2) weeks; at least one (1) hour of supervision per fifteen (15) hours of psychotherapy, with a minimum of one (1) hour of supervision every two (2) weeks. If the applicant obtained group supervision, each hour of group supervision must alternate with an hour of individual supervision. Individual supervision is defined as one supervisor supervising no more than two (2) interns and group supervision is defined as one supervisor supervising more than two (2) but a maximum of six (6) interns in the group. This information was provided by the Florida Department of Health.
As a qualified supervisor, I can help you achieve your required supervision. Please call to make an appointment and feel free to view my supervisory credentials at the Florida Department of Health.