Preparing Counselor Supervisors since 2007
How do you supervise amazing mental health associates and mitigate liability? What makes a prepared and competent trainee? When do you know it is time to hire (or fire) your associate?
As it turns out, the answers aren’t as clear as you might think. Sure, you can take an amazing 40 hour LPC or LMFT supervisor training anywhere with any instructor. The funny thing is, the course alone can’t possibly give you everything you need to prepare the next generation of counselors and avoid personal complaints. So, instead of taking the same old continuing education, how about really creating a sustainable supervision practice? You’ll be surprised to learn that you’ll need interviewing procedures, remediation plans, curriculum designed for three specific intern developmental levels, and much more.
- We are the only dual licensed supervisor training to produce 40 cohorts of amazing counselor supervisors since 2007.
- We are the first dual licensed completely online 40 hour counselor supervisor training course in Texas.
- We are the first online supervisor training that helps Texas LMFTs stay within their 15 CE limit for online non-interactive courses (see 2020 LMFT rules).
I have just completed the Supervision course that Kate Walker provides at Kate Walker Training and I completed the version that is all online. I was apprehensive because I did not know what to fully expect but the program is thorough and easy to follow so that you are fully aware of all the requirements you need to complete to fulfill the LPC Board’s requirement to be a LPC-S. When I did have questions Kate was prompt and so very easy to converse with. She continually made herself available for any questions or concerns. In addition, Kate’s feedback was constructive yet encouraging. Exactly what I was looking for. Someone to guide me and help me to become the best supervisor that I can be. Kate also provides ongoing support through a closed Facebook page for those that are LPC-S and have completed her course. I am excited to be part of a group of people that are there to educate, uplift, and provide support for each other. Kudos Kate!!! The course was awesome but your connection to me during the process made all the difference. Thank you so much!! – Gina Scalise DeLeon
The Kate Walker Training 40 Hour LPC and LMFT Counselor Supervisor Training Course has Unlimited Wrap-Around Support After the Course
When you purchase the Kate Walker Training 40 Hour LPC/LMFT Counselor Supervisor Training Course you already know you are getting an amazing training. But did you know we are the only counselor supervisor training course that once you successfully complete the course gives you:
- FREE online support community with over 550 licensed mental health supervisors and counselor educators ready to answer your questions in a safe supportive space.
- FREE online support community with over 1000 mental health professionals focused on business.
- Access to exclusive tools you can download for your supervision practice FREE for one year.
- Discounts on virtual monthly consultation groups for supervisors and counselor educators.
- Discounts on supervision and consultation.
Here is just a sample of what members can access, and we are adding more resources all the time!
- Policy and procedures manual template
- Free Supervisor Continuing Education Courses (you need 6 Supervisor CEs each renewal cycle)
- Discounts on the Counselor Supervisor Instructor Course (if you want to teach the 40 hour supervisor training)
- Supervision templates including hours logs, case notes for supervision, and remediation plans
- Members-only instructional videos and resources
- Developmentally appropriate curricula for your Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 intern
- Instructional videos for interviewing and weeding out interns
- Integrating supervision into an existing practice
- Sample business plans for a profitable supervision practice
Best of all? Our resources are updated MONTHLY with the latest rules and updates from BHEC and the Texas LPC and LMFT boards.
When you click ‘Buy this Course’ and complete your purchase, you will have immediate access to the course. Simply log in to your Kate Walker Training account and your course will appear in your profile.
- The Supervisory Relationship – 3 CE Hours
- Theories of Counseling and Supervision – 3 CE hours
- Developmental Models of Supervision and Best Practices – 3 CE Hours
- Ethics Technology and Supervision – 3 CE Hours
- Privacy Training for Counselors and Staff – 2 CE Hours
Writing assignments (instructor will give feedback)
- Create a supervision contract first draft – 3 CE Hours
- Create a role-play of a supervision session first draft – 3 CE Hours
- Reflection Paper #1 The Multiculturally Competent Supervisor and Evaluation and Remediation – 5 CE Hours
- Reflection Paper #2 Managing Critical Incidents – 5 CE Hours
- Reflection Paper #3 Licensure Law Highlights and Changes/Making a Supervision Plan and Best Practices – 5 CE Hours
Presentations utilizing technology (instructor will give feedback)
- Video presentation of your revised Supervision Contract Final Draft – 2.5 CE hours
- Video presentation of your revised role play – 2.5 CE Hours
Continuing Education Information
This online course provides forty hours of continuing education.
- NBCC Hours: 40
- Supervisor training that meets Texas LPC and LMFT education criteria for the supervisor designation CE Hours: 40
- Texas Ethics CE Hours: 15
- Technology CE Hours: 5
Remember to apply for the supervisor designation. Upon completing this program, participants seeking the clinical supervisor credential must still meet the criteria mandated in their state regulations, apply, and pay all applicable fees. State licensing boards have ultimate jurisdiction.
Kate Walker Training LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP # 7040. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Kate Walker Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Kate Walker Training LLC provides continuing education for mental health providers. Always check with your licensing board before purchasing a course for professional continuing education.
- This online training is currently available in English only. It is delivered via audible narration and visual text.
- The terms ‘lesson,’ ‘lecture,’ and ‘module’ may be used interchangeably.
- The terms ‘supervisee,’ ‘trainee,’ and ‘intern,’ may be used interchangeably.
- This course must be completed 90 days from the date of purchase. Please carefully review our terms of purchase for electronic goods before you check out.
IMPORTANT: Please read our FAQ before you buy:
Q: If I finish this program, am I automatically a supervisor?
A: No. This is not a certification course. Upon completing this program, participants seeking the clinical supervisor credential must still meet the criteria mandated in their state regulations, apply, and pay all applicable fees. State licensing boards have ultimate jurisdiction.
Q: Is this course approved by the Texas LPC/LMFT licensing boards? I remember that courses must be taught by approved providers only.
A: The workshop version of this supervisor workshop was audited and approved by the Texas LPC Board in 2016. In 2019 the law requiring the 40 hour LPC supervisor training to be offered only by an approved provider changed. Now, neither the LPC nor the LMFT board approves CE providers or supervisor training courses. The LPC board requires the course instructor to be a LPC Supervisor and Dr. Walker is a LPC Supervisor and LMFT Supervisor. Additionally, the Texas LPC regulations require LPC Supervisor training courses to meet certain criteria. We encourage you to preview the ‘Starting Line’ lesson and watch the short video of Dr. Walker explaining exactly how this Supervisor Training meets or exceeds state LPC and LMFT license standards.
Q: I didn’t think we could take the 40 hour training completely online. Did that law change too?
A: It did indeed. Limits on online, asynchronous CEs for LPCs were removed in 2019. LMFT regulations still stipulate only 15 CEs can be accrued from an online asynchronous non-interactive course each renewal cycle, but this course offers 14 asynchronous CEs and the rest are interactive.
Q: I have been a fully licensed Texas LPC for three years. I can be a supervisor, right?
A: It is up to the LPC board, but LPC rules stipulate you must hold your LPC license for five years before they will process your LPC Supervisor application. Only take this course if, upon completion you can say either:
- I have been licensed five years, or
- I have been licensed three years and I will submit my CE certificate in two years.
Q: How long must I hold my LMFT license before I can apply for my LMFT Supervisor designation?
A: It is up to the LMFT board, but LMFT rules stipulate you must have documented at least 3,000 hours of LMFT practice over a minimum of 3 years before they will process your LMFT Supervisor application. Only take this course if, upon completion you can say:
- I have have documented at least 3,000 hours of LMFT practice over a minimum of 3 years
So this course is good for two years?
A: For LPC, yes. LMFT doesn’t specify, so please turn in your certificate before you renew your license.
Q: How long can I take to complete the course?
A: If you are a LPC, according to Texas LPC 681.147 (2)you have 90 days to complete the course requirements. At Kate Walker Training we start the 90 day clock when you purchase the course.
Q: I am a LMFT. Can I take more than 90 days to complete this course?
A: That may be complicated. The course ends automatically after 90 days. LMFTs who run out of time should contact support if circumstances arise and you need more time.
Q: I am a LPC and it has been 89 days and I don’t think I’m going to finish in time. What happens if I don’t?
A: According to Texas LPC 681.147 (2)you have 90 days to complete the course requirements. We start the clock when you purchase the course and we cannot extend the time.
Q: I turned everything in on day 89. If my instructor takes too long to check my work can I get an extension/refund/discount?
A: No. Instructors have up to 10 days per assignment to check your work so we recommend you turn in your last assignment no less than 10 days before your completion date.
Q: I purchased the course and I realize now I just don’t have time. Can I get a refund?
A: Unfortunately no. This course is non-refundable because the material is considered to be ‘consumed’ as soon as you purchase it. Please see our terms and conditions regarding the purchase of e-goods.
Our Online Participants have LOTS of great things to say about the Kate Walker Training LPC LMFT Supervisor Training:
I am totally satisfied with this product. I am confident that I am ready to supervise LPC-Associates and prepare them for a rewarding career as well-informed professionals. The modules build upon each other and models the developmental growth model. – LaBryant Benjamin
I feel this training was not just skill based. It really helped me explore the identity of being a supervisor. Going into this training, I had little understanding of my role as a supervisor and I leave feeling more confident in who I am in that role. – Bethany S
It was actually kind of fun. Not something I would usually say about an intense course. Also, I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know about supervision. I feel much more informed and prepared. Thanks! – Barbara N. P.
Thank you for making this course interesting and informative! I enjoyed the reflective assignments, but mostly loved the video recording. – Twila
It was a great balance of challenge, growth, and manageable work. I liked the videos accompanied by PPT slides. It’s a great combination for understanding the material. – Sadia
I loved everything about this course. There is really not one thing I would change. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. – Cameron H
It’s easy to use and I appreciated the feedback I received on my assignments. The information provided, the organization of it, and at the end you are prepared to see interns with the contract you have developed in the course. – Charlotte J
The video lesson presentations felt like I was in an in-person class. I loved having the Power Point to use/keep while watching each lesson. I also like the different modes of checking for understanding with quizzes and essays. Also the linking of additional resources was very nice. – LaMonica K
It was an excellent course. It was recommended to me by a colleague that took the hybrid course (in person lectures, with online assignments). The only thing I miss is connecting with future supervisors, but that can be easily remediated in the many groups offered. Things I loved: Availability to complete the course at your own pace; thoroughness in critique and comments on assignments. – Graciela PdeL
I enjoyed the vignettes and the voice over PowerPoint presentations. I appreciated that there handouts to print to go along with the PowerPoint. Dr. Walker was very timely in her responses to my assignments. – Margaret T
This course was wonderful! There was so much information and Dr. Walker gave many resources that can help with future situations. Thank you! I loved that it was all online. I mostly appreciated the feedback given for each of the papers. The information given after each of those were invaluable. – Tiffany W
I really enjoyed having the writing assignments they both helped me think more critically and allowed me to reflect on my history as a counselor. I also really enjoyed the lectures because of the freedom it gave me to replay parts if I didn’t fully understand it. Finally, I appreciated all the extra articles that weren’t mandatory but offered a lot of extra learning. – Steven D
The clarity of instruction and the ability to explore supplemental materials. I also loved Kate’s involvement even though it is an online course. She was available and responsive. – Kellie K
This course was great! The 100% online delivery platform made it accessible and economical for me to complete. Any questions I had about accessing the course platform or the course content were answered quickly and thoroughly. I feel very confident that I have learned from the best of the best. Throughout the whole process I felt connected and supported, while also being challenged to stretch and grow. Even in a 100% online course, Dr. Walker creates a warm and welcoming learning environment. While I completed the course “on my own” from home, I was never alone in the process. – Kim H
I thought the course was very easy to follow and very informative. Kate was very open to speaking with me and working with me through my technical and other issues with assignments. – Selena T
I loved the structure! I also liked the papers and that we had to complete our own contract. – Laurent G.
Expectations were clear, it was thorough, and it was engaging! –Jennifer S
I appreciated that I was treated like a professional. I am currently working on my “summer learning” for my district and it is more than disappointing as we are going through lessons as though we are junior high students. So, I really appreciated the links for us to search things on our own and the voice over powerpoints being more of a discussion and not having the slides read to me. – Edwina T
That it was self-paced and the assignments were very applicable and not just busy work. Also, Dr. Walker was very responsive and thorough and supportive with her feedback. –Mary M
I greatly appreciate the responsiveness. Grading never took the full 10 days and any questions I had were answered very quick. It felt like a great overall course that I am proud to have been a part of. The ease of access and use of technology. I also enjoyed how much ethics/rules were incorporated in an engaging manner vs. a boring review which I do not think I would have gotten as much from. – Kacey G
Your feedback was wonderful. You are very helpful and encouraging. It was a pleasant surprise you even took the time to call me. – Christy R
I loved that the course was designed well and easy to access. It was easy to maneuver through, and the assignments were just the right length. I appreciate that the course challenged me and didn’t feel like I was just putting in the required hours. It gave me plenty of material to reflect and assignments that honed my knowledge base. – Tara W
I really valued the in-depth feedback and also the additional resources that were shared with me. My frame of reference is limited to what I have done. Dr. Walker supplied me with resources to further my knowledge base after the course as I begin working as a counselor supervisor. I loved that it made me rise to the occasion. It was challenging. I explored some new ideas with technology. I believe the course was thorough. Through each of the modules, I re-visited some things I had not read or thought about in a while. I was able to look back and reflect on my practice to see how theories, tenets, and best practices have actually been in place through the years and see how knowledge and understanding of these components truly give us structure and a road map on which to travel. I also love the online format where I could complete the course on my schedule and not take time away from my current clients, especially during this strange time of COVID-19. Sincere thanks! – Anne H
The course was well structured and the materials were easy to understand. Every part of the course was thorough presented and relevant. I loved the usage of technology throughout the course and the variety of teaching strategies throughout the course. I also loved the assignment that required for me to go through the laws of our state. It helped me understand the legal mandates even more and take them even more seriously. – Diula P
I enjoyed how clear all the directions were. It made completing assignments, for a distance course, manageable. I also enjoyed Kate’s thoughtful feedback on assignments. – Rakima D
Thank you for this experience. My coworkers told me it was going to be not only a way to expand my career but also my knowledge and it did! – Michelle W
This online course was very informative and really prepares you to become a supervisor. It is challenging in a good way. I loved the opportunity of completing the course around me schedule and at my own pace. – Gina G
- Lectures 29
- Quizzes 4
- Duration 40 Hours
- Skill level Advanced
- Language English
- Students 33
- Assessments Yes
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Lesson 1 Developmental Models of Supervision and Best Practices
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- Developmental Models of Supervision and Best Practices Lesson 1: Overview
- Developmental Models and Best Practices Lesson 2: Four Models
- Developmental Models and Best Practices Lesson 3: ACES Best Practices for Supervision
- Developmental Models and Best Practices Lesson 4: Working With Trainees
- 20 Questions for 2021 Developmental Models and Best Practices
Lesson 2 Privacy and Security Training for Counselors and Staff
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Lesson 3 Ethics Technology and Supervision
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Lesson 4 Supervisory Relationship
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Lesson 5 Theories of Counseling and Supervision - 3 Hours
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- Theories of Counseling and Supervision Lesson 1: Overview
- Theories of Counseling and Supervision Lesson 2: Review
- Theories of Counseling and Supervision Lesson 3: Counseling Theories Used in Supervision
- Theories of Counseling and Supervision Lesson 4: Working With Trainees
- 20 Questions for 2021 Theories of Counseling and Supervision
Lesson 6 Create a Supervision Contract First Draft
Lesson Goal: Create a supervision contract using the samples I provide. Submit your work to email@example.com
Lesson 7 Create a Role Play First Draft
Lesson Goal: Create a role play portraying a supervision theory and a supervisee issue. Submit your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesson 8 Reflection Papers
Lesson Goal: Write three reflections following the directions in each lesson. Submit your work to email@example.com
Lesson 9 Present Your Supervision Contract Utilizing Technology
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Lesson 10 Present Your Role Play Utilizing Technology
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