Clinical Social Work Supervision

At JST Institute, clinical supervision is provided by Caroline Tremblay, MA, MSW, LCSW-S.

Caroline is a Clinical Social Worker with a commitment to a collaborative, inclusive, strength-based, and trauma-informed practice. Her orientation is with Narrative Practices, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Coaching and Resiliency Models. She has worked in a diversity of contexts, from youth crisis counseling, adult mental health, school social work, and EAP services. In her current professional activities, she works as a heart transplant social worker, operates a solo private practice/ clinical supervision, and co-directs/ manages JST Institute, a counseling, training & publishing institute providing training & consultation in Narrative Practices for professionals, communities and organizations. https://jstinstitute.com

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas (License # 60557; NPI 1760091367)
  • Board-approved Clinical Social Work Supervisor in the State of Texas
  • Certified Clinical Transplant Social Worker/ Mechanical Circulatory Support Social Worker
  • Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS)

The purpose of clinical social work supervision is to meet TEXAS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EXECUTIVE requirements for application to upgrade LMSW license to LCSW license in the state of Texas, which requires a minimum of 100 hours of supervision be provided, over the course of the 3000 hours of supervised experience. No more than 10 hours of supervision may be counted in any one month, or 30-day period, as appropriate, towards satisfying minimum requirements for licensure or specialty recognition. Supervision can be provided individually and/ or in groups

Supervision Context:

“Clinical Social Work” is the professional application of social work theory and methods to the treatment and prevention of psychological dysfunction, disability, and impairment, including emotional and mental disorders. It is based on knowledge of theories of human development within a psychosocial context. Its goal is to enhance and maintain the psychosocial functioning of individuals, families and small groups (NASW, National Council on the Practice of Clinical Social Work).

“Supervision” is the relationship between supervisor and supervisee that promotes the development of responsibility, skill, knowledge, attitudes, and ethical standards in the practice of clinical social work. The priority in the supervision process is accountability for client care within the parameters and ethical standards of the social worker profession.

During supervision, the supervisee provides information to the supervisor regarding the assessment, diagnosis, treatment of each client. In a reciprocal dialogue, the supervisor provides oversight, guidance, and direction in assessing, diagnosing, treating clients and evaluates the supervisee’s practice. The supervisor balances the establishment of a safe place in which the supervisee can discuss their learning and the requirement for the supervisor to provide accurate feedback and guidance. 

  • The content of supervision will focus on the acquisition of knowledge, conceptualization, and skills within the defined scope of practice.
  • The context will ensure understanding of ethics, codes, rules, regulations, standards, guidelines (including consent, confidentiality/ privacy), and all relevant legislation. 

Supervision is provided virtually at this time. Rates are $60/ individual supervision and $40/ group supervision (max. 6 supervisees)

 

OPENINGS AVAILABLE IN THE SUNDAY GROUP:

1st and 3rd Sunday from 8:30 to 10:30 AM.

For inquiry regarding individual or group supervision, please call (409) 443-5227 or email carolinetremblay@jstinstitute.com