Clinical supervision is increasingly important for programs and professionals– it’s demanded by many state licensing authorities, and is playing an ever-more-important role in utilization review. And while informal supervision happens all the time as experienced clinical professionals advise colleagues on various issues, formal supervision is increasingly required–and required to be documented.
The time and date of the session, credentials and job titles of supervisor and supervisee, the case(s) under review, and issues covered in a supervision session are all important factors to record. Busy professionals, though, may rely on “taking notes,” and doing the more formal documentation “later, when there’s time.”
You see the problem there, of course.
Here’s a free two-page tool to help. One page for documenting individual sessions, one for group sessions.
Another helpful free resource on Clinical Supervision here at the NAADAC website.