Drawing from supervision journal

Drawing from supervision journal

Since 2000, Dr. Warson has provided individual supervision for art therapists to obtain their clinical hours for Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC), Registration as an Art Therapist (ATR), Registration as an Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) and recently, Expressive Arts Therapy–Trauma Informed (EXAT).  Supervisees are required to maintain a visual journal to process transference and counter-transference experiences. Supervision is available online or face-to-face in either a group or individual setting in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Warson is licensed as a professional counselor in Colorado and Virginia, nationally certified as a professional counselor, registered and board certified as an art therapist, and is a trauma-informed expressive arts therapist.  It is highly recommended that you consult with your state counseling board to determine the requirements for clinical supervision for LPC.  Please contact the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) for the requirements for registration as an art therapist (ATR), International Expressive Arts Therapy Association for registration as an expressive arts therapist, and the Trauma-Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute for the Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapist (EXAT) credential.

Please contact your state counseling board as well as the National Board of Certified Counselors to obtain information and material to apply for your LPC or comparable license.

Group supervision is 120 minutes; the fee is $65/individual with a minimum of three people. Individual supervision is 60 minutes; the fee is $75. A supervisor’s agreement form will need to be completed prior to your first appointment. Please submit your request for online individual and group EXAT supervision through the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute

To inquire about supervision, please feel free to contact me at 970-222-4674 or

ATCB Guidelines for Distance Supervision

The ATCB is aware of the growing need for guidelines regarding distance supervision. The ATCB proposes the following recommendations, should prospective credential holders find distance supervision to be a preferred means of completing post-graduate hours or licensure requirements:

1. The ATCB acknowledges that in-person supervision should be the primary means of clinical supervision for art therapists.

2. The ATCB recommends that distance supervision, as a stand-alone form of supervision, occur only when particular situations and circumstance prevent the art therapist from participating in in-person supervision or a hybrid form of supervision. The following are examples of situations in which stand-alone distance supervision might be necessary:

a. When there are no art therapists qualified to do supervision within 100 miles of the supervisee, or

b. When the supervisee, due to physical or other limitations, is unable to travel, or

c. When international supervision is necessary, or

d. When other unforeseen limitations occur that prevent the supervisee from attaining in-person supervision.

3. Should distance supervision be used in conjunction with in-person supervision or as a stand-alone form of supervision, the supervisor and supervisee should consider the following recommendations:

a.  The supervisor and supervisee should be aware of their own particular state and/or national licensing requirements pertaining to distance supervision and follow those guidelines. The ATCB is not responsible for state licensing requirements.

b.  When using the Internet, the supervisor and supervisee should obtain encrypted software or use secure servers to transfer clinical files, artwork and information. All transfer of electronic information must be sent in an encrypted state.

c.  All written, audio, and video correspondence should be conducted through secure and encrypted formats and /or servers.

The ATCB is aware that there are many means of conducting safe, and confidential supervision through the Internet. The ATCB does not endorse any particular software, platform, or server to be used for encryption purposes.

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