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BOARD APPROVED SUPERVISOR

   
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Full NameKAREN E. SHERWOOD
License LevelLCSWC - Certified - Clinical
License Number12137
StatusActive / In Good Standing
Zip Code20872
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Supervision Approval Date11/26/2013
Disciplinary ActionNO

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COMAR 10.42.08 SUPERVISION

.03 Standards for Supervision.

A. A supervisor shall: (1) Supervise only in those areas within the supervisor's competence as determined by education, training, and experience; (2) Provide supervision appropriate to the particular level of licensure being applied for or maintained; (3) Instruct and provide role modeling in the general content areas established in Health Occupations Article, §19-101(m), Annotated Code of Maryland; and (4) Ensure that a supervisee has read and is knowledgeable about Health Occupations Article, Title 19, Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 10.42.01—10.42.08. B. In addition to the requirements of §A of this regulation, the supervisor shall specifically instruct and provide guidance relating to the supervisee's scope of practice of social work under Health Occupations Article, §§19-301 and 19-307, Annotated Code of Maryland, including: (1) Developing skill in recognition of patterns of behavior, based on clients' or patients' capacities and deficits; (2) Understanding and recognizing issues of the helping relationship; (3) Maintaining client or patient confidentiality with respect to privileged communications; (4) Defining boundaries; (5) Setting limits; (6) Recognition of cultural diversity; (7) Assessing the client for risk of imminent danger; (8) Administrative skills; and (9) Supervision. C. Supervision of Candidates for a Certified Social Worker—Clinical License. In addition to the other requirements of this regulation, the supervisor of a certified social worker-clinical candidate shall instruct and provide guidance in: (1) Appropriate billing practices if applicable to the practice site, including: (a) Establishment and disclosure to clients of: (i) Fees for services; (ii) Payment arrangements; (iii) Payment plans; (iv) Financing services; and (v) Terms and conditions of service; and (b) Financial record keeping and disclosure; (2) Treatment of mental disorders and other conditions; and (3) The provision of psychotherapy. D. A relative may not provide supervision for a social worker. E. A licensed graduate social worker may not provide supervision for a social worker. F. A licensed social work associate may not provide supervision for a social worker.

.05 Responsibilities of a Supervisor.

A. Responsibilities. A supervisor shall: (1) Ensure that a supervisee is practicing within the scope of the supervisee's license; (2) Determine the skill level at which the supervisee may practice; (3) Focus on raw data from the supervisee's social work practice; (4) Maintain documentation, for at least 5 years, of the supervisory sessions, including the dates, duration, and focus of the supervisory sessions; (5) Provide 3 hours of face-to-face supervision per month with each supervisee; (6) Ensure that a supervisee has read and is knowledgeable about Health Occupations Article, Title 19, Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 10.42.01—10.42.08; (7) Within a reasonable period of time before termination of supervision, provide the supervisee and employer with a notice of termination to avoid or minimize any harmful effect on the supervisee's clients or patients; and (8) At the time of license renewal, demonstrate to the Board completion of 3 of the required Category I or Category II continuing education units in a content area focusing on supervision training as stipulated in Regulation .04A(2)(c) of this chapter. B. Additional Responsibilities. In addition to the requirements of §A of this regulation, the supervisor for advanced licensure shall: (1) Establish a written contract for advanced licensure initiated before beginning supervision; (2) Provide for emergency supervision and direction to a supervisee by a Board-approved supervisor; (3) Complete the supervision verification form; (4) Provide a written evaluation of the supervisee's progress to the supervisee every 6 months; (5) Provide a copy of the documentation required by Regulation .04 of this chapter: (a) On request by the supervisee; and (b) On request, by the Board or its authorized agent; and (6) Comply with a Board audit of a supervisor's compliance with regard to the supervision requirements and supervisory responsibilities.

 

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