At Arkansas Counseling and Wellness Services, we take pride in our diverse team of supervisors, each specializing in different areas to meet the unique needs of our students and professionals. Our offerings include practicum and internship clinical supervision, providing hands-on guidance and support to students as they navigate their practical experiences. Additionally, we offer associate licensee supervision, assisting individuals in their journey towards licensure by providing comprehensive oversight and mentorship. For those focusing on addiction counseling, we provide specialized clinical supervision tailored to the nuances of working with clients dealing with substance abuse issues. We also offer supervision in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a research-based approach to couples therapy, as well as coaching and coding for Motivational Interviewing, an evidence-based technique for facilitating behavior change. Moreover, our team provides professional consultations, offering insights and guidance on various clinical and professional matters. At Arkansas Counseling and Wellness Services, we are committed to supporting the growth and development of counselors and mental health professionals at every stage of their careers.

Practicum or Internship

Practicum and internship experiences are vital components of professional training in various fields, particularly in disciplines such as counseling, psychology, social work, and education. During a practicum, students typically engage in supervised practical experiences within their chosen field, gaining hands-on exposure to real-world scenarios under the guidance of experienced professionals. This phase allows students to apply theoretical knowledge in practical settings, develop essential skills, and begin to integrate into their professional roles. Internships, on the other hand, typically occur later in a student’s academic journey and involve more extensive, immersive experiences in professional settings. Interns often take on more responsibility, working closely with clients or students while still under supervision, further refining their skills, and solidifying their understanding of their chosen profession. Both practicum and internship experiences provide invaluable opportunities for students to bridge the gap between academia and professional practice, preparing them for successful careers in their respective fields.

Associate Level Supervision

Clinical counseling supervision for licensed associate counselors involves a structured process wherein a qualified supervisor provides guidance, support, and oversight to assist these counselors in developing their clinical skills and professional identity. Supervision typically includes regular meetings during which cases are discussed, therapeutic techniques are reviewed, and ethical considerations are explored. The supervisor offers feedback and constructive criticism to enhance the counselor’s effectiveness and ensure client welfare. Through supervision, licensed associate counselors have the opportunity to reflect on their work, address challenges, and further their professional growth, ultimately contributing to their competence and confidence in providing quality mental health services. At Arkansas Counseling and Wellness Services, we have multiple supervisors available to choose from.

Motivational Interviewing Coaching

Motivational Interviewing (MI) coaching and coding services at Arkansas Counseling and Wellness Services offer therapists the opportunity to enhance their proficiency in this client-centered, collaborative approach to behavior change. Our skilled coaches provide personalized guidance and feedback to therapists, helping them master the nuanced skills of MI through role-playing, case discussions, and targeted exercises. Additionally, our coding services offer therapists the chance to receive detailed feedback on their MI sessions, allowing them to pinpoint strengths and areas for improvement in their practice. By honing their MI skills, therapists can empower clients to explore and resolve ambivalence about change, leading to more effective outcomes across various clinical settings. Whether therapists are new to MI or seeking to refine their techniques, our coaching and coding services provide invaluable support to help them integrate MI seamlessly into their practice and achieve meaningful results with their clients.

EFT Supervision

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) supervision at Arkansas Counseling and Wellness Services is designed to provide comprehensive support and guidance to therapists seeking to enhance their skills in this evidence-based approach to couples therapy. Our experienced supervisors offer individualized coaching and feedback to therapists as they navigate the complexities of working with couples in distress. Through EFT supervision, therapists learn to effectively apply attachment theory principles to help couples identify and reshape negative interaction patterns, fostering deeper emotional bonds and creating lasting change in their relationships. Whether therapists are new to EFT or seeking to refine their expertise, our supervisors offer a supportive and enriching environment where they can deepen their understanding of EFT concepts and techniques, ultimately empowering them to provide effective and transformative therapy to the couples they serve.