CLINICAL SUPERVISION PLAN
To ensure that clinical staff have appropriate guidance available to them in their work.
MOPS values clinical supervision as a fundamental professional activity that fosters the continued personal and professional growth of all clinical staff. Through the use of supervision, clinical staff develop the ability to integrate and apply various theoretical orientations, utilize treatment models and approaches and empirically supported intervention, and develop an appreciation for, awareness of, and application of ethical and cultural dynamics in their clinical work. The supervisory role is viewed as one that is multifaceted requiring the supervisor to move flexibly between a variety of roles including that of coach, mentor, teacher and administrator to address the identified needs of the supervisee. The process of supervision is viewed as linear, progressive, and asymmetric beginning with a written contract and agreement, moving through directed progression of developmental skills and abilities and ultimately supporting a more individualized and tailored approach that “fits” the supervisee’s individual interests and needs.
All clinical staff members will participate in individual and group supervision. Clinical staff members will receiving training related to their clinical work. Clinical staff members will consult with qualified professionals to discuss and ensure the highest quality clinical care.
Supervision of all clinical staff is ongoing and shall be sufficient to ensure quality services and improve staff clinical skills according to community standards, scope of licensure as applicable, and agency policies and procedures. Clinical staff will participate in individual and peer group supervision. Individual supervision will be an evaluative relationship that enhances the supervisee’s professional functioning, monitors service quality, and acts as a gate-keeping process for those who are entering the profession. Peer group supervision is part of team development and will focus on clinical care. Group supervision will occur on a monthly basis.
1. Non-independently licensed staff will participate in weekly supervision with a licensed supervisor approximately one hour for every 20 hours of clinical care provided. Independently licensed staff will participate in monthly supervision with an identified licensed supervisor.
2. Supervision can include any of the following:
• Organizational staff meetings and group supervision
• Side by side sessions with the person served;
• Or one-to-one meetings between supervisor and clinical staff.
3. Clinical supervision shall be performed to ensure compliance with state licensing boards, CARF, Medicaid, and Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc.’s requirements.
4. The supervision log for non-independently licensed clinicians is maintained by either the supervisor or the supervisee according to the licensing board the supervisor operates under. The supervision activity must be legible. The supervision log shall not include client names, but must include client identification codes.
The supervision log may address:
- Accuracy of assessment and referral skills.
- The appropriateness of the treatment or service intervention selected relative to the specific needs of each person served.
- Treatment/service effectiveness as reflected by the person served meeting his or her individual goals.
- The provision of feedback that enhances the skills of direct service personnel. e. Issues of ethics, legal aspects of clinical practice, and professional standards, including boundaries.
- Clinical documentation issues identified through ongoing compliance review.
- Cultural competency issues.
5. To ensure clinical supervision requirements are being followed, monitoring/reviews will occur periodically. Reviews shall be done quarterly and meet compliance requirements. The supervisor will sign and date the supervision logs on at least a quarterly basis.
6. Supervision protocol procedure is specific to licensure boards
Board Approval: 3/13/14