Are you looking for an ethical, experienced, well-rounded supervisor who will prepare you for the counseling world? Then consider working with Jeffrey Gallup MA LPC-S NCC.
Over 15 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings, inpatient, outpatient, non-profit, and private practice. Specializing in evaluation and assessment and working with children and adolescents.
When possible, I perform site visits where the internship is taking place to ensure that you are gaining quality experience that is useful to you as a counselor.
Whenever possible, I will review the Intern’s case notes to help improve documentation and to monitor ethical compliance.
I am committed to providing the interns with real-world counseling supervision on a broad variety of topics such as:
- ethical & legal issues that may arise in practice
- ideas to consider when practicing in inpatient settings, private practice, and at non-profits
- how to network and market yourself as a counselor.
- dealing with subpoenas
- how to do a thorough initial evaluation, giving a diagnosis & writing a solid treatment plan,
- how to become an insurance provider once you are licensed
- how to fill out insurance paperwork when you are fully licensed
I follow and use a curriculum devised to cover:
- Evaluation & Assessment
- Mental Status Exam
- Information Gathering
- Types of Assessments
- Abusive and Addictive Behaviors
- Diagnosis & Treatment
- DSM-5 Disorders
- Schools of Psychotherapy
- Family Therapy
- Career/Lifestyle Development
- Human Growth & Development
- Clinical Practice & Ethics
- Codes of Ethics
- Professional Development
- And many more topics
I supervise from an educational perspective while using a variety of theories, including cognitive-behavioral and person-centered modalities. Supervision is a collaborative effort where it is no longer a professor-student role, but more of a collegial, mentor/supervisor relationship.
The monthly supervision fee includes weekly sessions, handouts, networking opportunities. There is no fee for our initial meeting, and the Intern does not start to pay the supervision fee until the Intern has received his/her license.
Private Practice Training: whether onsite or offsite, Interns will learn about the pros/cons of private practice, forms that I use, how to get on insurance panels, marketing strategies, legal considerations, and more!
DIRECT HOURS: When appropriate, I also refer clients to interns, or when an opportunity arises, interns are considered for employment with Mansfield Counseling. Interns will be informed of presentations, workshops, continuing education, and conferences throughout the Metroplex, and will be able to obtain hours by attending these.
I want to prepare my interns to be ethical, well-informed, well-rounded counselors who are better able to protect themselves against potential lawsuits, or board complaints.
What I am looking for in an LPC intern
- An ethical and moral foundation, who will read & follow all LPC Rules.
- Someone that can accept responsibility, is respectful of the supervisor-supervisee relationship, is organized, exhibits a commitment to time management, following through with recommendations, referrals, chart corrections, and other tasks.
- A willing-to-learn attitude and willing to ask questions.
- A dedication to the counseling profession and a desire for professional growth.
- An intern who does not want to just settle for easy supervision with someone that only signs off on their hours, but is willing to be challenged to become the best counselor they can be
- Someone that understands that not all supervision experiences are created the same, that just because something is free or cheap does not mean that it will help you reach your full potential.
- An intern who wants to be well-rounded and able to practice in a variety of settings once they are licensed.
Location for supervision: Mansfield, Texas 76063
Steps to Becoming an LPC Intern in the State of Texas
- Master’s degree in counseling or psychology and the potential Intern has checked with the LPC Board’s list of required classes to verify that he/she has already taken the required courses. Do not assume that you have taken all of the required classes, you need to check the LPC Board’s list of acceptable & required courses. This is the most common mistake that interns make when applying for licensure and the reason why many intern licenses are delayed or denied.
- Successful completion of the Natl. Counselor Exam (NCE) and the Texas Jurisprudence Exam (go to the LPC Board website, and you can take it online).
- An interview with the potential supervisor and a contract setting out the terms of supervision will be completed.
- Documentation is prepared and sent to Austin for the issuance of a temporary LPC-Intern license. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for the state to process the Intern’s application.
The State of Texas requires supervision for one hour a week, as stated on the Supervisory Agreement Form. The 2019 Board Rules allow for all supervision to be provided on a HIPAA compliant platform.
My rate is a flat monthly fee of 300 dollars a month. Which is significantly less than many other supervisors. Interns can also attend seminars that I teach for free.
- Supervision from an expert in evaluation, assessments, and working with children and adolescents who routinely teaches and consults with other professionals across the nation, state, and region.
- Training to be a well-rounded, professional, ethical counselor who also understands the business side of the counseling world.
- Access to a well-rounded supervisor who has worked in a variety of settings from non-profits to inpatient and emergency care and is recognized throughout the state for his high standards of practice, connections, & knowledge base.
- Introductions to numerous networking groups and professionals.
- Ability to be supervised at more than one location.
- All of this for only 300 dollars monthly. The first initial meeting is free, as we will be exploring and discussing technical aspects of supervision.
- Remember that free is not always the best; you often get what you pay for. Buy once, cry once is it better to pay for high-quality supervision or go the freeway and end up in dealing with a board complaint and the legal fees for representation before the board?
To be considered, please follow these steps.
1. Send me a copy of your resume, including when you completed your Master’s degree and when you have taken your NCE.
2. Tell me in your e-mail briefly about why you want to be a counselor and the populations that you want to work with.
3. Why are you interested in working with me for supervision?
All areas must be addressed for consideration.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org