Individual supervision is required for any activity being counted for clinical hours. The individual supervision provided should reflect around 25% of time in direct service (e.g., one hour of supervision for 4-5 hours of direct services hours).
The supervisor will be required to follow the guidelines for practica supervisors including:
- Direct Observation Requirement: Every semester, all students accruing clinical hours must receive some direct observation of their practice by their primary supervisor. Practicum students must be observed at least once per semester through either live in-person observation (e.g., in-room or one-way mirror observation of direct service contact), live simultaneous audio-video streaming, recorded video, or recorded audio.
- Evaluation Requirements: All students accruing clinical hours will be evaluated twice per year by their primary supervisor using standardized JDP practicum evaluation forms (in late December and late June). These will be sent to the supervisor via Adobe Sign.
- Verification of Hours: Supervisors will be required to sign off on a verification of student hours at the end of the academic year.
Contracts for supervision are required to be filled out and signed by each practicum student and their supervisor at the beginning of each practicum year.