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 2011, MaMHCA started its 4th 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 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
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 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 Supervision for continuing re-certification.
► Please note, the MaMHCA Certified Supervisor does not replace the current definition of Approved Supervisor under the CMR 262.
Certified Supervisor Certificate
Approved 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 Supervisors in the MaMHCA Referral Network Directory, and make referrals for supervision from this pool.
Listing on MaMHCA Web page
Download an application.