On September 25, 2020, the LPC Examiners passed a Rule requiring that after September 1, 2021, in order to provide clinical supervision for LPC licensure all Licensed Professional Counselors must complete a minimum of six clock-hours of clinical supervision training that includes all of the following content areas:
- (a) Role and functions of clinical supervisors;
- (b) Models and methods of clinical supervision;
- (c) Supervisory relationship issues;
- (d) Cultural issues in clinical supervision;
- (e) Group supervision;
- (f) Legal and ethical issues in clinical supervision; and
- (g) Evaluation of supervisee competency and the supervision process.
This course, with problem-solving clinical vignettes, meets this LPC Board Rule requirement. This class will also provide six hours of credit towards the 45 credit hour class the School offers towards becoming an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) with the CCE. The School also provides the required twenty hours of supervision of supervision to become an ACS.
The instructor, Dr. Reo Leslie, LPC, LMFT, LAC, MAC, RPT-S, ACS directs The Colorado School for Family Therapy which has educated mental health licensure in Colorado for 29 years. The School also has an educational program to earn the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential with the CCE. Dr. Leslie has supervised hundreds of clinicians in Colorado since 1996 and taught supervision courses on the master and doctoral levels since 1997. He is a former Vice-Chair of the State of Colorado LPC Board and the former Mental Health Representative on the State of Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ). He has been an expert witness for and against DORA in Regulatory Board complaints. Dr. Leslie drafted two bills (HB14-1271 and HB17-1011) that were passed unanimously into law by the Colorado General Assembly.