The first step is completing an application to become a registered clinical social work intern. You will need to complete an application, gather proof of course/internship completion (from your masters program) and identify a placement and supervisor. For more information, or to apply online, visit the Florida Board website here.
Supervision may be counted toward a license in clinical social work and/or certification as an addictions professional. The rate provided includes group and individual supervision as defined and required by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapty and Metal Health Counseling.
Monday at 5 pm and 6 pm.
Every other week groups split up for individual supervision.
Ms. Cramer is an exceptional supervisor, mentor and colleague. She is a highly skilled and knowledgeable eclectic psychotherapist with much valuable insight and guidance to offer her students as well as her clients." ~Jodie Gonzalez
Melissa has allowed for me to grow in my practice. She asked me questions that I wouldn't have thought of about my feelings, thoughts and behaviors that could influence my practice. She has guided me into thinking critically and linking what is being said by a client and what is really going on." ~Melissa Taylor
Melissa ensured all of my needs were met and adressed as a good mentor should. My confidence has grown as well as my comfort level and clinical competence. I have come to value patience in the face of threatening circumstances." ~Amary Alcide
"Melissa Cramer is a passionate, innovative, and knowledgeable supervisor. Her supervision helped me to grow on a theoretical and clinical level. I learned different techniques from her wide knowledge of modalities of therapy. She is creative and innovative while practical at the same time. Melissa helped me think outside the box to develop unique strategies for group and individual counseling."
Working with Melissa has impacted my counseling practice in a positive way. It has enhanced my clinical skills. Melissa provided all necessary information including helping me build my self-confidence in being a clinician."
Supervision occurs in person, on a weekly basis, however phone consultation is provided as needed. Registered Interns are expected to attend supervision every week and inform supervisor of crisis and ethical situation in real time. They are also expected to present cases and bring clinical, organizational and/or personal issues to supervision for processing and self-reflection. You will receive feedback on specific cases, treatment implementation, professional ethics and professional etiquette from supervisor and peers. Information regarding treatment interventions, research, resources and workshops are also shared during supervision group. Guidance regarding building a private practice is also available.
"The single best thing I did for my practice was seek support, guidance and modeling in the form of a supervision group. Social work is a challenging profession driven by passionate professionals. We face clinical challenges, organizational and systematic challenges and personal challenges. Supervision is a place for growth, support and self-reflection." ~Melissa Cramer