Client Contact Hours are defined as counseling/therapy hours, where the intern provides clinical counseling or therapy directly to a client (individual, couple, family, group). Distance counseling hours should be counted in the same way as face-to-face hours.
Related activities that are not considered direct client contact hours include: related client services or professional activities such as case management, advocacy, administration of programs, casual/social contact, casual client interaction in milieu therapy, research, receiving supervision; instruction or teaching; training; or participating in discussion groups, counseling by correspondence.
Group Supervision involves supervision of 2-6 individuals. The leader must maintain role.
Group supervision should not be claimed where: more than six supervisees are in the group, the group includes non-counselor staff members, is consultation from another mental health professional, or may be considered a quality review or peer review group.
Group supervision is counted the same as individual supervision -- one hour in group supervision equals one hour of supervision.
Concurrent Supervision means the supervision must be taking place within the same general timeframe (week or two) of the client contact hours. Supervision should be regularly scheduled, not sporadic.
Level of Supervision. There must be a total of no less than two hours of supervision per month. At least three hours of supervision each month in which an intern accrued 46 or more direct client contact hours. If a supervision session is missed, then it should be made up or additional supervision time added to the next meeting to compensate. Failure to maintain the required level of supervision means the client contact hours for that month will not be accepted due to inadequate supervision.