Over 30 Years of Service to the Mental Health Community

MaMHCA: Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association



Clinical Supervisor Training and Certification

Training and Certification of Approved Supervisors is a national trend in mental health counseling.

Our MaMHCA program reflects and enlarges upon the research on best practices in supervision, conducted by the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB).

In the fall of 2014, MaMHCA started its 7th cycle of supervision trainings. The program is open to all LMHCs (and other mental health disciplines).  The courses can be taken in any order (although we suggest folks start with the Core Courses). We now have many LMHCs who have completed the trainings and become MaMHCA Certified Clinical Supervisors (see below)

Program at a Glance:

3 Core Subjects (Year 1):

A Framework for Supervision
Ethical & Legal Issues in Supervision; including supervision & LMHC licensure requirements
Record keeping for Supervisors                    

5 Specialty Subjects (Year 2):

Addictions: What Supervisors Need to Know & Do
Crisis Intervention : What Supervisors Need to Know & Do
Supervision: Complicated Trauma & Dissociation
Supervision & Cultural Competency & Diversity
Psychopharmacology  Supervision for  LMHCs: Practical Considerations 
Supervision of Expressive Therapies

Participants who completed all 30 CE hours through MaMHCA, and have a valid LMHC and 3 years post license experience (5 years after MA degree),  can become a MaMHCA Certified Clinical Supervisor  by successfully submitting an application which includes a  Supervision Case Presentation.     

  • Individuals can also achieve the MaMHCA Certification if they complete at least 15 CE hours with MaMHCA and & 15 outside CE hours with similar content (Including Supervision Ethics). 
  • There will be a further CE requirement in Clinical Supervision for continuing re-certification.

► Please note, the MaMHCA Certified Clinical Supervisor does not replace the current definition of Approved Supervisor under the CMR 262. 

Featured Options   

          Use of the MaCCS Credential to be listed after their LMHC    

Certified Clinical Supervisor Certificate 

Approved Clinical Supervisor Listing in the MaMHCA Referral Network Directory
MaMHCA receives many inquiries/requests for referrals for Supervision.  We will maintain a separate listing of MaMHCA Certified Clinical Supervisors in the MaMHCA Referral Network Directory, and make referrals for supervision from this pool.

Listing on MaMHCA Web page


Download an application.  View our current course offerings.