Weekly Supervision Requirements
As an MFT Trainee, you must meet the mandatory minimum of one unit of weekly supervision at each work setting where you are claiming experience. In addition, you are required to receive an additional unit of supervision for every five hours of direct counseling experience claimed at each setting (ratio of supervision hours across your experience at the setting).
As an MFT Associate (including hours logged post-degree but prior to receipt of your associate number), you must meet the mandatory minimum of one unit of weekly supervision in each work setting where you are claiming experience. In addition, you need to receive an additional unit of supervision in any week in which you claim more than ten client contact hours (requirement applies to each week at each work setting).
TrackYourHours will provide an alert if you fail to meet the weekly or ratio supervision requirements.
Definition of a Supervision Unit
A unit of supervision is defined as one hour of individual supervision or two hours of group supervision. Group supervision can be claimed in two, one-hour sessions or one, two-hour session. A group supervision session of less than one hour may not be claimed.
Weekly Supervision Limit
You are allowed to claim a maximum of six hours of supervision (individual + group) per week. This maximum applies to supervision hours logged across all settings each week. Supervision hours in excess of this limit will not be counted when your hours are submitted. Note that although the excess supervision hours will not be counted, you should continue to log all of your supervision hours in order to meet the weekly and ratio supervision requirements.
The BBS does not directly limit the number of total supervision hours you can claim. However, both individual and group supervision count toward your non-counseling experience (Option 2) and non-clinical practice (Option 1) categories which have maximums. Once you reach a category maximum, additional supervision hours logged will not be added to your valid total in TYH because they will not be counted when your hours are reviewed.
TrackYourHours will provide an alert if you exceed the weekly supervision limit or non-counseling experience/non-clinical practice category maximum.
Supervision Requirements for Professional Enrichment Activities (workshops)
Prior to September 29, 2012, trainees and interns were required to meet the minimum supervision requirement in any week where hours for professional enrichment activities (workshops, seminars, training sessions and conferences) were claimed. From September 29, 2012 forward professional enrichment activities may be claimed in the absence of weekly supervision. Although direct supervision is no longer required for professional enrichment activity hours of
experience, trainees and interns must still have their supervisors approve the workshops, seminars, trainings, and conferences they attend.
Qualifications for Supervisors