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VLSP Volunteer Role:
Supervisor for Psychologist/
MRCC/LCSW licensure


Background:   Opportunities for supervision are hard to find.  The staff at can provide supervision to no more than three LCSW/MFT candidates at one time.   Yet, acquiring supervised hours is an attractive incentive for many people to volunteer to our worthwhile projects. 

Volunteering as a supervisor means using your skills and experience to help a colleague not only progress towards licensure, but also help a low-income person.


¨                  Valid license for at least two years as an LCSW, or psychologist, marriage and family therapist, or physician certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology..

¨                  Experience as a supervisor

¨                  Willingness to complete all paperwork required by the licensing board.


¨                  Attend a supervisor?s orientation/interview

¨                  Provide one hour of supervision for every 10 hours of face to face contact that the volunteer makes with a client;

¨                  Maintain a minimum of 15 contact hours in supervision training

¨                  Work under guidance of VLSP and HAP social services staff

Training:  Supervisors must have a minimum of 15 contact hours in supervision training obtained from a state agency or approved continuing education provider. 

Time/Place:  Supervisors should meet with candidates regularly.  Meeting can take place at our HAP or California Street locations or at your office.

Supervision:  Supervisors work with Tina Cañas, MSW (865-9210).

Interested parties should call Amanda Chavez at (415) 782-8956

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