Indirect Client Hours
Direct Client Hours
Not defined, but specifically referenced in the Registration Reg – will need to be defined in policy or guidelines.
- a contractual relationship in which a clinical supervisor engages with a supervisee to safeguard the welfare of the client; discuss the direction of therapy and the therapeutic relationship; promote the professional growth of the supervisee; and enhance the supervisee’s safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship. Clinical supervision may be individual, dyadic or group, defined as follows:
- Individual (one clinical supervisor to one supervisee)
- Dyadic (one clinical supervisor to two supervisees)
- Group (one clinical supervisor to no more than eight supervisees).
The oversight of a practitioner’s clinical work by a supervisor or manager in order to protect the safety and well-being of clients served by the practitioner, usually in an agency or institutional context. The purpose of the supervision is the oversight of casework and may include case conferences, inter-disciplinary rounds and team meetings. Enhancing competency and promoting professional growth and development may be a by-product of the supervisory relationship. A case supervisor may be, but is not required to be, a clinical supervisor.
Managerial / Administrative Supervision
Not defined in the regulation; may be defined in policy or guidelines
Supervised Practice Setting
means a structured workplace, normally an agency, institution or community service provider, which has a system of built-in managerial oversight and professional accountability.
Supervision of a person fulfilling the requirements to become a member of the profession
The Regulated Health Professions Act provides a specific exception that permits persons entering the profession to work under the supervision or direction of a member of the profession while fulfilling the requirements to become a member of a health profession.
Prior to proclamation, a “clinical supervisor” is a practitioner who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy.
In the first three years following proclamation, a “clinical supervisor” is a regulated practitioner in good standing authorized by his or her College to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy, who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy.
From that day forward, a “clinical supervisor” is a regulated practitioner in good standing authorized by his or her College to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy, who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy, and who has successfully completed a course in providing clinical supervision.
Currency Hours (formerly “practicing the profession”)
Currency hours include direct client contact. They also include record-keeping, preparation, research, consultation and professional development in relation to direct client contact. In addition, currency hours include teaching, supervision, conducting research, or writing in the field of psychotherapy, or managing, consulting or other professional activities that impact the practice of psychotherapy.
Not yet defined.