I have room for one supervisee!
Congrats on getting through your graduate studies! Whether you're a fresh grad or it has been some years since you donned that graduation cap, way to go! As your continue your journey in this counseling field, if you're looking for a Marriage and Family Therapy supervisor, you're in the right place!
Hi! My name is Ada Pang, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a WA state approved supervisor and an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) supervisor candidate. I'm taking steps to become an AAMFT approved supervisor because I value learning and I see the importance of mentorship and supervision in our growing field of psychotherapy.
Currently, I run a counseling private practice in Redmond, WA called People Bloom Counseling. In the spring of 2018, I expanded my solo practice and hired a W-2 clinician. I do love the business side of private practice! Prior to being out on my own, I was in community mental health and outpatient behavioral health for close to ten years. I also pioneered the mental health program at a neighborhood health clinic and volunteered at various residential and church settings.
Aside from building a caseload with ideal clients, I'm also open to meeting with post-graduate professionals seeking supervision hours toward their Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Social Worker (LICSW/LASW) licensure. As an AAMFT supervisor candidate, my work is guided by relational thinking, meaning I seek to help my supervisees approach all of their cases from a systems perspective.
Supervision-wise, I provide practicum supervision/co-supervision to students in the MFT program at my alma mater, SPU. I continue to co-supervise with my supervision mentor for associates accruing hours for licensure. I was also an offsite supervisor for a Capella University MFT student while she interned at a CMH agency.
What are the requirements for becoming an AAMFT Approved Supervisor?
Becoming an AAMFT Approved Supervisor is a very involved process. I am required to:
have two years of clinical experience since obtaining an MFT license or two years of clinical experience since obtaining AAMFT Clinical membership (LMFT license since Nov 2008)
be evaluated for and offered AAMFT Clinical membership (Clinical member since Jan 2009)
attend a 15-hour supervision track at an AAMFT Annual Conference (completed in Sept 2015)
complete an AAMFT pre-approved 15-hour didactic course (completed in Feb 2017)
write a Philosophy of Supervision paper (completed in Feb 2017)
provide 180-hours of supervision to supervisees (ongoing)
meet with an experienced Approved Supervisor for 36-hours of mentorship (met but ongoing)
be in supervision training for a minimum of 2-years (ongoing)
Here's more information.
How is this process different from becoming a WA-state approved supervisor?
A WA-state Approved Supervisor must:
hold a license without restrictions that has been in good standing for at least two years
complete a minimum of 15-hours of training in clinical supervision
obtain 25-hours of experience in supervision of clinical practice
demonstrate supervisee's knowledge of practice setting, record keeping, financial management, ethics of clinical practice and a backup plan for coverage
You can read more about this here.
What are the licensing requirements in WA?
Ready to launch?!
I hope you find the help you need to grow in our exciting field of psychotherapy! It'll be a privilege to join you on this journey!