Post graduate supervision is required in most states including here in my home state of Connecticut. Freshly out of grad school, I had no idea where to look for supervision. Many new clinicians are fortunate to work for agencies where supervision is included as part of the job. If you do not have this opportunity, I offer my services. Many agencies offer supervision for state licensed professions only. Currently, only 5 states recognize art therapy as a licensed profession. However, the designation of registered art therapist (ATR) is available through the Art Therapy Certification Board (ATCB). Art therapy supervision was more difficult for me to find and I vowed that I would offer my services as soon as I was able to "pay it forward".
Payments are on a sliding fee schedule, based on how long you have been out of school and other considerations we may discuss. Supervision is offered for both individuals and for groups. My art therapy supervision was in a group setting with a few of my fellow classmates. It was an energizing and inspiring way for me to further my art therapy practice so feel free to gather a few friends and I will work out equitable fees based on amount of group members. I do limit groups at 5 members. Options include in person meetings or online, as indicated, to help you on your way.
Below are the supervision requirements for licensed professional counselors in Connecticut and registered art therapists with links to their sites.
In Connecticut, the requirements are as follows "...Acquired three thousand (3000) hours of postgraduate supervised experience in professional counseling performed over a period of not less than one year that included a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of direct supervision by either (A) a licensed physician certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, (B) a licensed psychologist, (C) a licensed advanced practice registered nurse certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, (D) a licensed marital and family therapist, (E) a licensed clinical social worker, or (F) a licensed professional counselor...."
"...A minimum of 100 hours of supervision. For ATR applicants who graduated (or completed their education requirements) on or after January 1, 2018, at least 50 hours must be provided by a current ATR-BC or ATCS. For ATR applicants who graduated (or completed their education requirements) prior to January 1, 2018, at least 50 hours must be provided by a current ATR, ATR-BC or ATCS. Additional hours may be supervised by an ATR or a master’s or higher fully licensed or credentialed practitioner with a master’s degree or higher in art therapy or a related mental health field and whose license/credential is for independent practice. Automatically acceptable related fields are counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, psychology, addictions counseling, psychiatric nursing, and psychiatry."