Mental Wellness Clinical Supervision Program

Spark the Change Colorado's Mental Wellness Program is operated with the intention of reducing barriers to mental health care for Coloradans in need. As a subset of this program, the Mental Wellness team has developed a Supervisor Program, which enables the volunteer service of interns and candidates for licensure, while simultaneously working to increase the number of licensed mental health professionals in the state.

 

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Volunteer Supervisors   Candidates for Licensure   Graduate Interns

Information for Volunteer Supervisors

The Supervisor Program aims to eliminate barriers to mental health care while simultaneously developing more licensed clinicians in Colorado. Our program places candidates for licensure at host sites in the community where they can engage in meaningful volunteer work, providing mental wellness supports to low-income Coloradans and those who serve them. In exchange for this service, candidates are eligible to receive free clinical supervision from a volunteer therapist in our program. The Supervisor Program additionally supports host sites in extending their capacity by enabling graduate internships (with MSW, MA, Ph.D. students) through the provision of clinical supervision. Supervisors must be independently licensed in the state of Colorado with two years of supervision experience or equivalent credentialing. 

Interested in Volunteering as a Clinical Supervisor?

Benefits Include:

  • Networking opportunities in your field of work
  • Enhance your resume
  • Participate in free and low-cost trainings
  • Receive required continuing education hours
  • Diverse learning opportunities
  • Flexible schedule
  • Contribute to the growth of the mental health field in your local community
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to a newer professional

Requirements to Volunteer:

  • You are a licensed Master's or Ph.D. level mental health professional in the state of Colorado
  • You have 2 years + experience in supervision, or equivalent training/credentialing
  • You can commit to a minimum 4 hours of service per month for 12 months, or for one academic year (for graduate interns)
  • You participate in an application and screening process, including a background and reference check
  • You maintain professional liability insurance (minimum of $1M/$3M)
  • You complete Spark the Change Colorado's volunteer orientation and training

 

Taking on the role of supervisor carries risk. Our program is no exception. Volunteer supervisors are required to interview interns and candidates independently to ensure that they feel comfortable with the level of service the intern/candidate can provide, in the specific setting they are providing it, and that the volunteer supervisor is able to meet the support needs of the intern/candidate.

 

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Information for Candidates for Licensure

 

The Supervisor Program aims to increase access to mental health care for low-income Coloradans, while simultaneously supporting the development of more independently licensed clinicians in Colorado. Our program places candidates for licensure at host sites in the community where they can engage in meaningful volunteer work, providing mental wellness supports to low-income Coloradans and those who serve them. In exchange for this service, candidates are eligible to receive free clinical supervision from a volunteer therapist in our program.

Interested in volunteering with us in order to receive free clinical supervision?

Benefits Include:

  • Free clinical supervision in exchange for 4 hours minimum volunteer service/month
  • Networking opportunities in your field of work
  • Enhance your resume
  • Participate in free and low-cost trainings
  • Receive required continuing education hours
  • Diverse learning opportunities
  • Flexible schedule
  • Contribute to the growth of the mental health field in your local community

Requirements to Volunteer:

  • You are a licensed or registered Master's or Ph.D. level mental health professional in the state of Colorado (LPCC, LCSW-C, LSW, etc.)
  • You are accruing hours for full, independent licensure in your discipline
  • You can commit to a minimum 4 hours of service per month for 12 months
  • You participate in an application and screening process, including a background and reference check
  • You maintain professional liability insurance (minimum of $1M/$3M)
  • You complete Spark the Change Colorado's volunteer orientation and training

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Information on Internship Supervision

As part of our mission to increase access to mental health care for low-income Coloradans and part of our workforce development initiatives, the Supervisor Program aims to support graduate level interns and host sites within the community. We pair host sites with volunteer clinical supervisors who can enable a graduate internship and expand an organization’s capacity.

How it works:

  • Organizations interested in having a volunteer supervisor must become official host sites of the Mental Wellness Program
  • Host sites must be connected to a graduate program directly and register as an internship site (our staff can assist you in  making these connections)
  • After an assessment process, the host site signs an agreement with the Mental Wellness Program and is referred a volunteer supervisor
  • Our supervisors will register with the appropriate university and focus on providing clinical supervision-
  • Host sites maintain ultimate responsibility for providing “task” supervision- e.g. creating the internship description, delineating the intern’s role and tasks, providing all necessary infrastructure to provide said tasks (including documentation and appropriate storage), evaluating the body of the intern’s work and ensuring that the intern is meeting agency standards of care
  • Interns serve as “volunteers” of Spark the Change Colorado and must submit to our screening process, including a background check.
  • The Mental Wellness Program tracks the impact of our Supervision Program and will require the Intern and Supervisor to submit a monthly data form

Other notes:

  • Spark the Change Colorado is not an internship site and does not accept interns directly. We enable internships in the community by providing host sites with volunteer supervisors who meet the university’s requirements.
  • Interns seeking placements are encouraged to seek out community agencies and refer those agencies to us if they are interested in becoming a host site in order to have a volunteer supervisor.
  • Personnel of graduate programs are welcome to contact us to learn more about partnering and how they can refer organizations to us to enable more internships in the field.
  • While we welcome graduate student and university inquiries into our services, our staff ultimately need to speak to a host site directly in order to initiate the supervisor program and its benefits.

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