21 NCAC 54 .2002             NATURE OF SUPERVISION

(a)  The nature of supervision shall depend on the areas of practice, experience, and training related to the area of specialty of the supervisee. A supervisor shall train the supervisee in skills, methods, and interventions, including enhancement and refinement of previously learned skills.

(b)  During supervision, the supervisor and supervisee shall include consideration of the following areas:

(1)           ethical, legal, and professional standards in accordance with G.S. 90-270.148(a);

(2)           technical skills and competency;

(3)           supervisee's utilization of supervision; and

(4)           supervisee's ability to function with reduced supervision, as set forth in Rule .2008 of this Section.

(c)  Each supervisee shall:

(1)           attend scheduled supervision sessions;

(2)           provide the supervisor with a disclosure of psychological services being offered or rendered by the supervisee;

(3)           cooperate with the supervisor to assure that all conditions in Rule .2001(c) of this Section are met;

(4)           provide the supervisor with information necessary for the supervisor to advise the supervisee on cases of possible violations of G.S. 90-270.148(a);

(5)           notify the Board if he or she has reason to believe that the supervisor has behaved in a manner which indicates that the supervisor has committed a violation of G.S. 90-270.148(a); and

(6)           file a revised supervision contract form within 30 days of a change in the conditions specified in the supervision contract form on file with the Board, as set forth in Rule .2008 of this Section.

(d)  The supervisee and supervisor shall determine jointly how to notify clients or patients of the supervisory process such as clinical information may be discussed with the supervisor or the means by which the supervisor may be contacted, and which cases, issues, and techniques are necessary for supervision. Supervisors shall not be required to sign or co‑sign supervisees' reports, treatment plans, letters, or other clinical documents. Clinical documents are not required to reflect that the supervisee is receiving supervision.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.139; 90-270.143;

Eff. September 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1997; October 1, 1991; March 1, 1989;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2020;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2021.