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  1. Shawn Ee says:

    Thanks Daryl. Cool website and domain name btw 🙂

  2. This is a great article! Thank you for pinning down some ‘pitfalls’- I do know in general there isn’t a formalized approach to providing clinical supervision in most states. That said it’s left up to the supervisor and intern to make it a worthwhile experience.

    Fortunately, CA is now requiring that supervisors take notes each session and provide ongoing assessments of each intern. As of 2019 supervisors can be audited at any time.

    I have found that associates who look for outside supervision benefit as they can be more authentic about their clinical needs and questions. Also, having a supervisor outside of their agency typically provides more clinical objectivity and a place to discuss ethical and legal concerns.

    Karen Kerschmann

    • Karen, really appreciate your comments about the context in CA and about seeking outside supervision.

      I suspect that internal based supervision tend to trigger a “performance” focused perspective, and less about a learning perspective. More on this, see a recent interview on

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