The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) recommends high quality supervision for practitioners throughout the career. The NASP Position Statement on Supervision defines clinical supervision as that which is focused on developing the professional skills of the supervisee and ensuring the welfare of their clients.
In the definitive resource on supervision in school psychology, researchers Dennis Simon and Mark Swerdlik lay out a comprehensive model for practice and research.
“Clinical supervision involves preprofessional preparation, professional development of credentialed school psychologists, guidance for professional activities, and oversight to ensure client welfare and the integrity of the profession. The central goals of clinical supervision include:
- promoting effective growth and exemplary professional practice across all the roles and functions of school psychologists,
- protecting the welfare of all clients,
- safeguarding the profession through monitoring and gatekeeping,
- empowering supervisees to develop self-monitoring skills,
- promoting self-care, and
- preparing for the supervisee’s future role as a supervisor “
By partnering with Stratagem Education, your team can provide the highest possible level of psychological and mental health service to students through clinical supervision and consultation. Our team provides high-quality clinical supervision, which is separate from the administrative supervision provided to school psychologists and other school-based mental health providers by non-psychologists.
Stratagem Ed clinical supervisors are certified education staff associates, nationally certified school psychologists, and licensed psychologists. Let us support your team! By working with a Stratagem Ed supervisor, you meet the rigorous requirements for Masters-level and Specialist-level school psychologists to provide school-based mental health services recognized as medically necessary by Medicaid/CHIP.