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(Previously LPCA Supervision)


Erin B. Patterson is an approved supervisor through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (previously the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors). Supervision can be done in person, at the Gastonia office, an agreed upon location in Charlotte, or via video sessions. The rate is at $95 per hour, which is all tax deductible as one of your educational expenses. Erin strives to provide a very structured environment in which you can develop your skills as a clinician.

If you are interested in supervision with Erin, please contact her directly at


Below is a sample of some of the items found in the Supervision contract & agreement that is signed before supervision begins. For a full copy, contact our office today!

This document is to inform you about my background and credentials, my approach to supervision, and other important information.

Qualifications: I have a Master's of Arts, Education Specialist degree in Mental Health Counseling/Counselor Education from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC (2007). I am currently pursuing my Doctor of Psychology degree at California Southern University. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (license #S7176) in North Carolina. I also am a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors (#295578). I have been actively providing counseling services since 2007.

Counseling Background: I have been providing counseling services since 2007 to adults, adolescents and children. I primarily utilize a combination of CBT and client-centered approaches. I have experience working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, ADHD, and behavioral problems in children & teens. I have been trained in child-centered play therapy for children

12 & under. I have some experience using EMDR & Trauma-Focused CBT as treatments for

trauma. I attempt to utilize natural means when possible to help with symptom  reduction

in ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder & anxiety. I have experience working with a variety

of socio-economic statuses, ethnicities, & sexual orientations.

Supervision Training and Experience:  My supervision training includes continuing education

units in counseling supervision, including supervision models using developmental models

and the Discrimination Model. I have been providing clinical supervision in some capacity

since 2008. My supervision experience includes peer supervision within a large collaborative

private practice setting, administrative supervision for paraprofessionals in a clinical agency

setting, and supervising students in master's level counseling programs.

Models of Supervision: As, previously stated, I provide supervision based on the

developmental & discrimination models. The developmental approach to supervision

suggests that each counselor goes through different stages of development in their

professional career. I recognize that movement through these stages is not always linear

and can be affected by changes in assignment, setting, and population served. The

discrimination model is based on supervisors’, often changing roles, and four focus areas

for counselors: (1) Counseling Performance Skills, (2) Cognitive Counseling Skills,

(3) Self-awareness, & (4) Professional Behaviors.

Role of the Supervisor:  As a counselor, I use a collaborative, client-centered and strengths-based approach to promote supervision. Together we will explore and develop your own individual therapeutic style. Although therapeutic techniques may be important to learn, one of the most important skills to learn is the way you build and maintain relationships with your clients.

My responsibilities in the supervision work include monitoring client and counselor welfare, teaching counseling skills, and ensuring compliance with legal, ethical, and professional standards, as well as evaluating counselor performance through both formative & summative means. I am responsible to you (the supervisee), your clients & the counseling profession as a whole.

Objectives and Goals of Supervision:
     1. To create a learning environment that matches the needs of the supervisee;
     2. Facilitate professional development of supervisee;
     3. Monitor and ensure client care and welfare;
     4. Serve as a gate-keeper for the profession of counseling;
     5. Evaluate performance and skills throughout supervision, culminating in one summative evaluation for advancement in educational           program or career.

Methods and Modalities of Supervisee Training: Each supervisee is responsible to obtain written informed consent from each client for supervision of their case. In adherence to NC Administrative Code, each supervision session will include a review raw data from clinical work through a variety of methods, including but not limited to, audio tape review, video tape review, live observation, co-counseling, & review of case notes/process notes (21 NCAC 53 .0208).

Evaluation Procedures used in the Supervisory Relationship: We will work together to develop supervision goals that will give you direction in your professional work and in our supervision sessions. I will provide verbal and written feedback for each supervision session (formative evaluation) based on those mutually agreed upon goals. Supervision session notes will be provided to the supervisee prior to attending the next supervision session. Quarterly summative evaluation of overall counseling performance will include strengths, personal and/or professional limitations, areas for future improvement, and my analysis of your work. Clients are often the best assessors of the skills of the counselor; therefore, I will routinely seek input from the clients as to the outcome of treatment. We may also use:
     1. Written competency tools;
     2. Direct observation;
     3. Counselor self-assessments;
     4. Work samples, such as audio/video recordings; and/or
     5. Peer assessments.

Session Fees and Length of Session:
A minimum of one (1) hour of supervision will be provided for every 40 hours of clinical work you provide. Each supervision session will be at least one (1) hour.

Individual supervision is provided at a rate of $95 per hour. Dyad (2 supervises) supervision is offered at a $10 discount -- $85 for a 1 hour session. Group (3 – 5 supervisees) supervision rates are at a $20 discount -- $75 for a 2 hour session.

Supervisees that have completed a graduate school internship with me prior to graduation are eligible for supervision at the rate of $75 per hour if they are not on contract to provide services with Patterson Psych Group, PLLC. A discount of $25 will be applied to dyad and group supervision sessions for supervisees meeting this criteria.

Cash, debit cards or credit cards will be accepted at each supervision session. If you are doing distance supervision, an invoice will be e-mailed to you and should be paid online prior to your supervision appointment.

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