The Wall of Excellence!
The Path To A Successful Internship, For The Next Generation of Counselors!
Congratulations! You've made it out of grad-school and it's time to begin the next part of your journey towards helping other people. A key component in that next big step is selecting the right mentor-supervisor to travel with you for the next 18-24 months and beyond. I'm proud to announce to you that you have just found the PracticeMentors.us' growing list of supervisors whom we believe are some of the best in the State of Texas. We've done most of the heavy lifting so you can find the perfect mentor and hit the ground running.
Let me explain what we've done for you.
The Wall of Excellence! Our Academy Certification Program Explained
All it takes to become a supervisor in the State of Texas is 5 years of post-associate licensed experience, a completed application and a hundred bucks, and a 15-hour course. We know there is a large group of supervisors out there that think that the bar for training new associates is a bit too low and, "The Wall of Excellence", is our attempt at identifying and training those supervisors.
At PracticeMentors.us we offer intensive workshops that teach what we call, "The Counseling Landscape", a diagram of subject-matter disciplines that you didn't cover in school and most supervisors don't deliver. We find counselors that want to step up their supervisory program offering and train them through our workshops. Then we make a voluminous library of materials available to aid them as they teach you, The Counseling Landscape.
On this page we make those supervisors available to you.
To make The Wall of Excellence a Supervisor must complete our Supervisor Refresher Course, an all-day workshop that covers abot 60% of the subject-matter outlined in The Counseling Landscape. Supervisors complete a workshop and do a lot of additional topic research through The Academy, just like they'll be asking you to do to round out your practice education. Supervisors can then move up the Wall from Level 3, to Level 2, and finally, Level 1 status, by taking additional training workshops and courses that we offer.
We're pedaling as fast as we can to find supervisors all over Texas, so find a couple in your area and click through to their individual website pages. Pick a couple and line up some interviews! And tell 'em I sent you.
Level 1 Academy Mentor Graduates
Level 1 Mentors have attended and completed our
Supervisor Refresher Course, our...
Chapter 611 and Practice Forms and...
Critical Skills Counselors Should Master workshops.
They have a thorough understanding of all subject-matter topics in The Counselors' Landscape and access to The PracticeMentors Academy materials in order to properly train a mental health associate. They have also demonstrated a desire to "pay-it-forward" to the next generation of mental health counselors.
Level 2 Academy Mentor Graduates
Level 2 Mentors have attended and completed our:
Supervisor Refresher Course and our
Chapter 611 and Practice Forms workshops.
They have also demonstrated a desire to "pay-it-forward" to the next generation of mental health counselors.
Level 3 Academy Mentor Graduates
Level 3 mentors have attended and completed our:
Supervisor Refresher Course
...and have demonstrated a desire to "pay-it-forward" to the next generation of mental health counselors.