Clinical Supervision is offered by a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor for individuals and groups. Supervision is perhaps the most important component in the development of a competent practitioner. It is within the context of supervision that trainees begin to develop a sense of their professional identity and to examine their own beliefs and attitude regarding clients and therapy. (Corey, Corey, & Callanan, 2007, p.360)
A good counselor will be fully aware of his or her own values, beliefs, attitudes and biases; being aware of them lessens the danger of their impacting negatively on the counselling relationship. We all operate within a personal belief system, but counsellors need to remember always to work with their clients in a way which is consistent with the client’s values, not their own.
As in all professions the counselor needs to be constantly upgrading their knowledge and skills: there is ongoing development of psychotherapeutic techniques, strategies and models and it is incumbent upon us to keep up to date. If we neglect to pursue this continuing learning process we are short changing our clients. Supervision is required for Licensed Professional Counselor Associates in the State of North Carolina. Ensure that you know the requirements of the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC).
Latrina Winford earned her Masters in Counselor Education degree in May 2006 from Gardner Webb University and was licensed as a professional counselor in September 2007. She has practiced as an LPC within community and private practice settings across the state of NC. She has owned and operated an agency since July 2009 which provided the privilege of meeting many dynamic people. She has supervised interns and associate professionals for the past 5 years and genuinely enjoys the interaction with fellow colleagues. She has a love and passion for working with children and families and recently began treating adults due to the demand in mental health care. Her use of evidence-based practices and a love for people has been effective in the treatment of behavioral and emotional disorders. My philosophy to supervision is that learning is a life-long experience and the best opportunities for personal and professional development is through real life situations.
Latrina is certified in and practices TFCBT and treatment of Sexual Aggressive Youth. This type of work has required that she establish working relationships with families and community stakeholders such as Social Services, Law Enforcement, Justice Systems, Guardian Ad Litems, Forensic Evaluators, Primary Care Physicians, Inpatient Treatment Settings, Managed Care Organizations and other mental health providers. Through these interactions we have established the purpose of the agency to making every home a safe and supportive environment.
If you are interested in gaining a rich supervisory experience please send an email using the inquiry form. Let us know your interest and goals in the field of counseling. We look forward to hearing from you.