Clinical Supervision Introduction Call

What is a video introduction call?

At Motivo, we believe that the Match Matters. This short complimentary 20-minute video call, allows the supervisor and supervisee to ask relevant questions about one another, prior to entering the supervisory relationship.

First impressions also matter.
  • Please provide 24 hours notice if needing to reschedule / cancel
  • Be in a quiet, private location, preferably sitting at a tabletop
  • Test your technology, including video, before your meeting time
  • Video camera on
  • Dress professionally
  • Current caseload and place of work
  • Consider buffer time, in the event that you want to talk longer than the 20 minutes
  • Ideal start date of supervision
  • Rules and regulations of your licensing board
  • Supervision credentials required for your particular license type
  • Have ready any relevant paperwork
  • Come prepared with questions. We have provided some great examples below.
  1. What days / times are you available for supervision?
  2. What would be the frequency and duration of our supervision sessions?
  3. How do we handle the need to reschedule a session?
  4. How do we handle questions that come up between sessions, in both emergency and non-emergency situations?


Potential questions a supervisee might ask
  1. Why did you choose to become a supervisor?
  2. Can you tell me about your professional experience including work settings, modalities you use, and populations served (age ranges, individuals, couples, families, diagnoses)?
  3. Are there any clients you feel are outside your scope or comfort of practice?
  4. How does your spirituality or religious belief intersect with your professional practice?
  5. How would your supervisees describe your approach to supervision?
  6. How do you manage the power dynamics of the supervisory relationship and work to establish psychological safety?
  7. What happens if we disagree on a therapeutic approach or how to proceed with a client?
  8. How will you challenge me to become a better therapist?
  9. How will we incorporate self-of-the-therapist work in our supervision?
  10. What do you look for in a supervisee that you find to be a good match?


Potential questions a supervisor might ask
  1. What would you like to tell me about yourself?
  2. What brought you to the field of therapy?
  3. Can you tell me about where you are working, the types of clients you are seeing, and your professional experience thus far?
  4. What drew you to me as a supervisor?
  5. Other than supervision hours, what do you hope to gain from supervision?
  6. What do you look for in a supervisor that you find to be a good match?
  7. Where are you in your licensure journey, i.e. just starting out or how many hours do you have to complete?

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