Clinical Supervision for Licensed Associate Counselors is currently provided by the following HBH Counseling clinicians:
Melissa MacDonald, MA, LPC, LCADC, NCC, ACS
I approach supervision from a collaborative framework which is a dynamic, interactive, and relational process with mutually agreed upon goals. The process is marked by parity, individual and group accountability, trust and respect, valued expertise, conflict resolution, and a positive approach to confrontation. The general areas that receive attention in supervision include the supervisee’s professional behaviors, counseling skills, personal awareness, cultural awareness, and client/case conceptualization. Supervisory roles I will assume include teacher, evaluator, consultant, and counselor. (Please note that I will not serve as your own personal counselor; rather, I will take on appropriate counseling behaviors to assist you in your professional development). I follow a developmental approach to supervision primarily using the teacher role with novice supervisees and consultation with more experienced supervisees. Audio and videotapes, live observation, role play, and case report are all utilized in the supervision process. I consider intentionality to be paramount in work as a counselor. As such, I work with supervisees to help them become aware of the thoughts and feelings that occur with respect to the counseling relationship and process. Facilitating this awareness, including attention to the motivation behind interventions, is an important aspect of my work.
In addition to providing supervision to LACs I am also very interested in providing supervision to LPCs working toward the ACS credential.
HBH Counseling is interested in expanding our clinical supervision services. Please call Melissa MacDonald at (732) 477-0862 if you have the ACS credential or are interested in providing supervision while working toward the ACS credential.
If you are an LAC interested in receiving clinical supervision or an LPC interested in providing clinical supervision please contact Melissa MacDonald at (732) 477-0862.