We believe that learning should be ongoing for all clinicians, no matter how experienced they are. Supervision on a regular basis is an essential component to promote ongoing learning, so all clinicians, even licensed clinicians and certified behavior analysts, are required to participate in a minimum of one hour of supervision each month. Additional supervision is provided on an as-needed basis.
Supervisor credentials: Our clinical supervisors are Florida-licensed clinicians (e.g., LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, Psychologist) with extensive experience. Our ABA supervisor has over 35 years of experience and is dually credentialed as both a BCBA-D and as a Florida-licensed psychologist.
Supervisor availability: Supervisors are available for unscheduled consultation in between scheduled supervision sessions, even in the evening and on weekends, and clinicians are encouraged to call for additional supervision when needed.
Supervision toward Licensure: Supervision for registered interns (RMHCI, RCSWI, RMFTI) is provided free of charge, based on caseload size. Clinicians who maintain at least 15 hours per week of direct therapy services are eligible for 4 hours of supervision per month (2 individual, 2 group). Clinicians who maintain 8-14 direct therapy hours per week are eligible for 2 hours of supervision per month (1 individual, 1 group). Clinicians who maintain less than 8 direct therapy hours per week are eligible for 1 hour of group supervision per month.
Supervision toward ABA Certification: Supervision for BACB interns is provided for those who can commit to at least 10 applied hours, including at least 8 direct service hours, per week. In-office group supervision is provided twice per month. On-site modeling/coaching during therapy sessions is also provided every 2 weeks.
Sharon Older, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, BCBA-D
Sharon is a Board-approved Qualified Supervisor for LMHC interns as well as a BACB-approved supervisor for BCBA and BCaBA interns. She is also the Executive Director of Adapt. Sharon received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (minor in Behavior Analysis) from West Virginia University in 1991. She has been a licensed psychologist since 1992 and a BCBA since 2000.
Katie Ostrander, MA, LMHC
Katie is a Board-approved Qualified Supervisor for LMHC and LMFT interns. She has been with Adapt since 2014 and has been in a supervisory position since 2017. Katie received her M.A. from Nova Southeastern University in 2013. She has been an LMHC since 2018.
Lynn Kinney, LCSW
Lynn is a Board-approved Qualified Supervisor for LCSW and LMFT interns. She has been with Adapt since 2017 and has been in a supervisory position sicne 2018. She received her M.S.W. from the University of Texas-Arlington in 1991, and has been an LCSW since 2015.