When selecting a clinical supervisor it is important for an intern to consider what s/he would like to be qualified to do once licensed. AAMFT and ACA ethics limit the practice of psychotherapists to within their areas of expertise and training. Therefore, it is considered unethical to practice couple, child or other populations of therapy or assessments of such without adequate training under supervision of someone qualified in those areas. Once licensed it is also encouraged that a therapist continue to train and obtain supervision in any areas that he or she may desire to branch into. At Oceanside Family Therapy & Assessments we offer experience and training in infant mental health, child therapy (including play therapy, theraplay and PAPT/Pet Assisted Play Therapy) adolescent therapy, couple and family therapy (including Gottman, EFT, Neuroscience, Attachment, etc.) and assessments for children and adults. We also are experienced in cultural issues, immigration and various court related matters and have served as Ethics Chair on the board of FAMFT.
Regardless, of how seasoned a therapist is there are many reasons to maintain routine and occasional supervision throughout one's career. Ethical and legal dilemmas, personal stress, challenging cases, personal blocks, counter-transference and areas of specific competency are some factors to consider in order to provide the best care to one's clients.
Outside supervision is generally recommended for those in an agency setting as often the ethical decision making for the agency may be in partial conflict with the ethical obligation of the therapist, and the interpersonal relations of the colleagues and onsite supervisors may add stress to the already challenging caseload. An independent, experienced supervisor can assist with all of these issues in a supportive and diplomatic way.
Meet the Supervisor
Qualified as a clinical supervisor in both Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, I provide clinical supervision to registered interns seeking licenses in MFT and MHC in the state of Florida and to those seeking dual licenses.
As supervision is a necessary component of clinical practice at all stages of professional development, I also provide clinical supervision and support for licensed psychotherapists and practicing clinical supervisors in the non-profit, military and private sectors with utmost confidentiality.
With Masters and Specialists (Psy.D equiv.) degrees in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (from the University of Florida, with honors) and Florida licenses in both, I offer training and supervision in both intrapsychic (including psychodynamic/analytic) and inter-relational approaches to therapy.
Trained in a Task-Oriented Model of Supervision, supervision at Oceanside Family Therapy includes mastering technical skills and developing an integrated personal model of therapy in addition to a case presentation format. I offer a therapist-centered approach to supervision, supporting the therapists’ personal and professional needs in relation to their practice of psychotherapy and clinical development.
Contracted with several federal and non-profit agencies I provide or have provided ongoing clinical supervision to therapists at numerous military and non-profit agencies including: Gateway Community Services (served as in-house Clinical Director of TPC and Adolescent Outpatient Programs); the Youth Crisis Center; Camelot Community Care; Family Foundations; United States Navy/Naval Hospital Jacksonville; Beaches Resource Center; Department Of Veterans Affairs; Breakthroughs Recovery; River Region; Daniel Kids; and to therapists in private practices.
In promotion of professional responsibility and activity in the field, I have proudly served on the
Board of Directors of the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
, Ethics Committee Co-Chair
; the Northeast Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
, as the President & President Emeritus; and
the Foundation & Oversight Committees of the Beaches Resource Center, A Full Service School.
I also serve as an in-house consultant at my husband's law firm, Max Hunter Story, PA, and have constant access to legal advice for difficult, legally impacted cases. If you are employed at a non-profit agency, please inquire for agency rates for supervision. Split sessions are also available for cost-sharing and peer support, when available. See Qualifications Nicole Story, Ed.S, M.Ed, LMFT, LMHC, President of Oceanside Family Therapy & Assessments, has been providing therapy and clinical supervision for over 15 years.
"Originally from Ireland, I offer a non-judgmental and supportive approach to therapy and clinical supervision with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures."
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*According to the U.S. Department of Education's International Affairs Office's, "Structure of the U.S. Education System: Intermediate Graduate Qualifications, (Feb 2008), the Ed.S., as a degree, is level equivalent to the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D./D.Psy.).