Supervision

In the state of Texas in order to obtain your LPC or LCSW clinical license you must complete 3000 hours of clinically relevant work under clinical supervision.

You will be cutting your clinical teeth at this stage of your career, which is why choosing a clinical supervisor will play an impactful role in your career, your clinical advancement, and can be one of your strongest advocates related to your future success.

Clinical supervision is best defined as a formal and professional working alliance that is generally between a more experienced and a less experienced clinician. In this alliance, the supervisee’s clinical work is reviewed and reflected upon, counter-transference experiences are explored, and the supervisee’s clinical skill sets are developed and enriched with a variety of aims. These include improving the supervisee’s efficacy with clients, protecting client welfare, providing clinical support and growth for the supervisee, and supporting the supervisee’s professional development.

You will be cutting your clinical teeth at this stage of your career, which is why choosing a clinical supervisor will play an impactful role in your career, your clinical advancement, and can be one of your strongest advocates related to your future success.

Clinical supervision is best defined as a formal and professional working alliance that is generally between a more experienced and a less experienced clinician. In this alliance, the supervisee’s clinical work is reviewed and reflected upon, counter-transference experiences are explored, and the supervisee’s clinical skill sets are developed and enriched with a variety of aims. These include improving the supervisee’s efficacy with clients, protecting client welfare, providing clinical support and growth for the supervisee, and supporting the supervisee’s professional development.

When choosing a supervisor it’s important to first consider where your clinical strengths lie, where you would like to grow as a practitioner, what theoretical and development orientations are meaningful for you, and where you want to ultimately be professionally.

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My background

I am an LCSW supervisor and an LPC supervisor with over 25 years of work in the field of Social Work. I’ve owned a private practice for over 15 years, and have supervised LMSWs and LPC-Interns for the past 10 years.

My clinical background is broad and varied, and includes work at the following:

  • Darden Hills Foster Care
  • Child Protective Services
  • Williamson County Juvenile Probation
  • Hays Council on Alcohol and Drug abuse
  • The Austin State Hospital
  • Central Texas Counseling
  • The Lawyers Assistance Program
  • The University of Texas Counseling Center
  • The Texas Pharmacy Board
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • The Worker’s Assistance Program
  • Capital Area Counseling

My supervision framework

What can I say; after 3 months of being an associate I had a caseload of 15-20 clients. I averaged between 5-7 referrals a week from the practice and I’m currently doing exceptional well in my career. I value growth both clinically and professionally and I have gotten that in spades.

M.C.

I adhere to many of the core values that are represented in the majority of the healing professions. Values such as non-judgment, staying curious, continually learning and growing, a clients right to self-determination, and remaining strengths-based. This also includes looking at how culture, experiences of oppression, and systemic factors influence people, “starting where the client is”, and practicing in an ethically- informed way are each incorporated in my practice model.

I am a client-centered and Rogerian counselor at heart, with a heavy psycho-dynamic influence. I draw from other theoretical perspectives as well including, existential, relational, self-psychology, attachment, developmental psychology, modern-analytic, object-relations, jungian, transpersonal, and eastern.

Although, I shared some of my theoretical propensity, I consider myself much more of an assessment driven clinician than a theory driven practitioner. I work to help supervisees enhance their assessment skills, become even more attuned to their client’s needs and enhance their ability to deepen their work with clients. I encourage conversations regarding counter-transference and explore various techniques and ways to utilize your experiences in the room.

I work to offer simple yet impactful interventions that can help your sessions readily progress and create more clinical momentum. I take the role of supervisor seriously and also embrace opportunities for my own learning and influence from each member of the practice. I feel privileged to be able to practice psychotherapy and believe this profession to be a beautiful blend of art and skill.

When we are relatively new practitioners we want to focus on “starting where the client is” but as we develop a more advanced clinical skillset we also begin to strengthen our ability to know “where we are too”. By growing in confidence, enhancing your clinical wisdom, and helping you see the forest for the trees, supervision offers the opportunity to significantly advance your ability to truly help people.

Being a skilled clinician can require the focus of a surgeon, the improvisational skills of an actor, and the mindfulness of a monk. The path to becoming a skilled clinician is a developmental path, an interesting path, and a challenging path at times. It is the quintessential hero’s journey, labyrinth, or way of becoming. Everyone’s journey is unique and powerful in its own right.

As a supervisee you’ll receive

  • Weekly individual supervision
  • Bi-monthly group supervision
  • Access to your supervisor throughout the day and into the night, if needed
  • Being a part of a proven post-graduate system that will help you create a thriving practice
  • Flexible hours
  • Beautifully furnished office space
  • Solid client referral stream
  • Practice development
  • Highlighted spot on the practice website to include your own video introduction
  • Access to a professional marketing team
  • Photo shoots
  • Internet access
  • Business consultation
  • Networking events
  • An opportunity to “interview” past associates
  • Being part of a very supportive and enthusiastic team of skilled clinicians

What I offer and how you can benefit

The practice of Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S & Associates serves as an all encompassing and supportive private practice environment. Here supervisees can utilize their strengths, clinically mature, and establish themselves as professionals in the central Texas community.

In turn you will receive the following:

  • You don’t have to wait to start a private practice
  • You’ll get referrals
  • You can earn a viable income in private practice as an LMSW or LPC-Intern
  • You receive mentoring while being a part of a thriving practice
  • You get support and infrastructure
  • You get the benefits of clients branding, and advertising
  • You receive flexibility and ability to cultivate your own clinical interests
  • When you receive your LCSW or LPC you can take your clients with you

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Available Openings

Now hiring LMSW’s & LPC’s for the position of Associate Psychotherapist.

The Associate Psychotherapist position performs all duties and roles associated with developing, implementing, and conducting psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and groups in a private practice setting. Responsibilities include: conducting sessions with individuals, couples, and groups, managing administrative duties associated with carrying a client caseload, participating in individual and group supervision, and developing and implementing a practice development strategy.

The practice of Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S & Associates is currently conducting interviews for Associate-Track Psychotherapists. This is a wonderful opportunity for a clinician who is highly motivated and ready to build a sustainable private practice now. This position is a unique private practice opportunity for an individual currently holding an LMSW or LPC-Intern license.

Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S & Associates serves as an all-encompassing and supportive private practice environment; where practitioners can utilize their strengths, clinically mature, and establish themselves as professionals within the central Texas community. All of our current associate psychotherapists (LMSW’s and LPC-Interns) are actively seeing clients, receiving weekly referrals, building their own brand, and earning a respectable income.

The ideal candidate will have 1-4 years of psychotherapy experience, education with a solid clinical foundation, be curious and interested in a depth-oriented psychotherapy framework, be enthusiastic and ambitious, enjoy working independently without being micro-managed, be able to grow clinically and professionally, have a strong ethical framework, creative problem solving skills, and an unwavering sense of humor.

Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S & Associates offers:

  • Weekly individual supervision
  • Bi-monthly group supervision
  • Access to your supervisor throughout the day and into the night as needed
  • No payment for supervision
  • A supervisor with over 20 years of clinical experience
  • Being a part of a proven post-graduate system that will help you create a thriving practice
  • Flexible hours
  • A practice with 17+ years of community involvement
  • Beautifully furnished downtown and northwest office space
  • A solid client referral stream
  • Practice development strategy sessions
  • A highlighted spot on the practice website, to include your own video introduction
  • Access to a professional marketing team
  • Photo shoots
  • Access to social media marketing related to the practice
  • Paid SEO optimization for the practice website
  • Internet access
  • Business development consultation and support
  • KUT radio spots
  • Networking events
  • Being part of a very supportive and enthusiastic team of skilled clinicians
  • The opportunity to interview “graduates” that now have thriving private practices
  • And, when you become fully licensed, you get to take your clients with you

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