Clinical supervision is not only a requirement for independent licensure and ethical practice, it’s an investment in yourself as a mental health professional. Jason strives to be a supervisor who has the qualities that most supervisees look for: clinical knowledge and expertise, flexibility and openness, nonjudgmental supportiveness and warmth. He views it as paramount to provide an atmosphere of fairness, respect, caring and compassion. He is genuinely interested in the well-being of those he supervises–and of their clients–and he will encourage you to grow your “self as a therapist” along with the expansion of clinical skills.
As an Approved Supervisor for the state of Washington, Jason Chastain can provide some or all of the required supervision needed to obtain the Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist licenses. Jason highly values supervision. Jason’s desire is to give back, so that others can benefit from the challenges, training and experience encountered on his journey.
Generally the focus of Jason’s supervision is on one or more evidence-based models and their application: cognitive-behavioral, EMDR, solution-focused, person-centered or motivational interviewing. If a supervisee does not yet know what their theoretical orientation is, this is a great time to explore it. The development of a professional self and self-awareness are essential and must be attended to regardless of theoretical orientation. As an advanced practitioner and consultant-in-training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, he can assist in the journey to certification if interested.
Jason believes in guiding supervisees to think independently and creatively, as well as enhancing the linking of various evidence-based theories to practices with their clients. His goal is to help you become the best therapist you can become, and to be fully ready for independent practice. He will be careful to consider your development as a therapist and tailor supervision to your needs, whether it be specific suggestions and feedback or a more exploratory discussion.
When are you available to supervise?
Supervision meetings can be arranged to accommodate most schedules. Jason is available Monday through Friday, as well as some evenings. He is able to conduct in-person supervision as well as telephonic or video conference supervision.
How much does clinical supervision cost?
Supervision is a smart clinical investment and the cost per supervisee depends on the format:
- Individual supervision costs $75 an hour, $40 for 30 minutes
- Group supervision (2 – 4 supervisees) costs $100 an hour, however this rate is divided among the supervisees. Two supervisees seen in a group session would each pay half, for example
- If you work for a community mental health agency and they are contracting with me, you will not typically pay anything