Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Supervision for Licensed Clinical Social Worker Intern
Supervision for graduate-level internships

Getting Started with Jes


You will need to submit the following:

  • Length of time required for supervision & number of supervision hours needed per week
  • Your resume
  • Your university supervisor’s contact information
  • Your internship site supervisor’s contact information
  • The releases and forms you will be expected to chart on
  • Fill out our Sliding Fee Scale form
  • You must carry your own separate personal liability insurance coverage with limits of at least 1,000,000/3,000,000 in coverage.

Your Supervisor Requirements


Florida Rules Regarding Supervision

You must already have completed a graduate- level degree in Social Work from an CSWE-accredited university. I cannot supervise anyone with another parallel degree who wishes to then become licensed in Florida.


You must be enrolled in your university practicum class in which you take on an internship with an approved supervisor. Double check that I would be considered an approved supervisor-given that I am an LCSW- if you are not seeking a Social Work degree.

Your Supervision Format


“Pursuant to rule 64B4-2.002, Florida Administrative Code, qualified supervisors may utilize face-to-face electronic methods, including telephone only communication, to conduct all supervisory sessions for internship hours if the qualified supervisor determines, through their professional judgment, that such methods are not detrimental to the registered intern’s patients and are necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the qualified supervisor, the registered intern, or both.”

However, 50% of your supervised internship must be face-to-face. As such, you would need to meet me at my location for half of your supervision hours.

You can also complete part of your supervision hours through group consultation no more than once a month and with a maximum of 6 supervises. This is a helpful way to save money and allows you to learn from other interns experiences as well.


You will need to ask your university supervisor if your actual supervision meetings need to be in-person or can be done via telehealth.

Your Internship Length


The length for Florida licensure must last at least 100 weeks (a little over 2 years). Therefore, no more than 15 hours of face-to-face clients hours will count each week towards your licensure goal.


The length may differ across different university programs. It may be approximately 9 months.

Your Supervision Hours


You must receive at least 100 hours of supervision in no less than 100 weeks with at least 1 hour of supervision every 2 weeks. You have the option of using Group Supervision once a month.


This requirement may differ across different university programs. It may be approximately 2 hours per week.

Clients for Supervision


I am not currently set up to provide an intern with clinical referrals/clients. However, this may change.

There are practices such as LifeSpan (New Port Richey) and Growth & Recovery Center (Trinity) & Open Path (online) that I would try that perhaps might be.

I work entirely from home, so I don’t have an office for you to see clients in. You are welcome to see your clients wherever you like, and I can sign off on your hours.


You must complete 1500 hours of face-to-face psychotherapy with clients.

“Pursuant to rule 64B4-2.002, Florida Administrative Code, registered interns may provide face-to-face psychotherapy by electronic methods if the registered intern has a written telehealth protocol and safety plan in place with their current qualified supervisor which includes the provision that the qualified supervisor must be readily available during the electronic therapy session.  Additionally, the registered intern and their qualified supervisor must have determined, through their professional judgement, that providing face-to-face psychotherapy by electronic methods is not detrimental to the patient, is necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the patient, the registered intern, or both, and does not violate any existing statutes or regulations.”

Client Safety During Supervision


If you are working at a facility, there would still need to be a supervisor on-call for you to reach in cases of crisis. Moreover, I would need for you to not be seeing any clients with any safety, trauma, or addiction issues, as well as any complex cases.

My Style of Supervision


We can use your clinical system for charting and consent forms. However, you may also need to add in mine after I review what forms you are using.

My style of supervision requires you to be prepared for our supervision meetings. Therefore, you will need to:

  • Therapy journal of insights/questions/personal reflections
  • My supervision worksheet for cases
  • Understand that supervision requires personal reflection but is not therapy for you
  • It is greatly encouraged that you either have already had or enter therapy for yourself.

Payment for Supervision


The payment for supervision would be hourly based on my sliding scale based on your

combined household income and dependents. My wonderful office manager, Jennifer, can tell you the exact price after you fill out our form.

You would keep all of your client pay. Sometimes offices give interns 30-40% of client pay or a flat fee per client in exchange for the office to advertise, schedule, provide forms, billing services, and support.

Payment for Clients


If you are seeing clients from my practice, a fee schedule for reimbursement would need to also be discussed and agreeable to both of us.



After your internship, if we both feel we are a good match, we can then discuss you working with my practice.

Creating a Client Caseload

As far as transferring your clients over to my practice if you chose to stay with me- it’s not a seamless process. First off, your current facility may have you sign a no compete contract or simply expect that you not take “their” clients and business with you. Usually you cannot advertise where your new practice location will be and you’ll need to offer referrals to other providers in your current practice. However, some facilities may not mind you taking your clients with you. You should address this ahead of time.

You can simply see clients who are willing to pay privately. However, this is a very hard and unsteady way to build a caseload.

Most therapists advertise on because it’s such a popular website, allows to create an in-depth bio page with a picture or video, and the fee is very reasonable- approximately $30 a month.

You could apply to insurance panels. This would entail either contacting and filling out the appropriate paperwork on your own or paying Jennifer to fill out the paperwork for you.

Next, insurance panels have to have openings to accept you while others require several years experience post graduate school. EAP’s are often easier to get started with and a few select (often lower paying) insurance panels are more eager to add providers.

I would need to ask each insurance insurance panel to add you under my practice umbrella- and I don’t believe it’s an automatic yes. However, this is something we could work towards.

Plus, I would need to pay extra to add you to my liability coverage, in addition to you carrying your own (no matter how high your limits). When someone takes on an intern/employee- no matter how high the intern/employee’s liability coverage- the supervisor/employer/owner can also be sued separately and thus needs to carry additional coverage to truly be protected.

Your National Licensing Exam


I can help you prepare for your exam with study guide suggestions (workbooks, practice tests, and courses) as well as study skills.