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Supervision Requirements

LMSWs must provide clinical social work services under the supervision of an LCSW, a licensed psychologist, or a board-certified psychiatrist. The supervision must be regular and documented to ensure that it meets the required standards.

 Clinical social work practice for LMSWs must occur in settings approved by the New York State Education Department. These can include professional service corporations, sole proprietorships, professional partnerships, and various state-regulated or federally authorized programs and facilities.

Acceptable Settings

— I have been running my PLLC for the past 2 years, through A Key Therapy, LCSW, PLLC, this is considered an acceptable setting.

Supervisor Qualifications

Supervisors must be qualified professionals with appropriate licensure and experience. This includes LCSWs, licensed psychologists with training in psychotherapy, and board-certified psychiatrists.

— I have had my LCSW for the past 4 years.

The supervision must be of a specified duration and frequency to qualify towards the licensure requirements for LCSWs. This typically includes a combination of individual and group supervision sessions, with detailed records maintained.

Documentation and Duration

— I will document your paperwork and keep track of your owners and you are welcome to join my group supervision sessions as well.

Learn more

For more detailed information, you can visit the New York State Education Department's website which provides comprehensive guidelines and regulations regarding the supervision of LMSWs​ (Office of the Professions)​​ (Office of the Professions)​​ (NYSED)​​ (NASW-NYS)​.

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