Certified Supervisor Program

Certified Supervisor Program

Going Above and Beyond!

CAMFT's Certified Supervisor Program

List of CAMFT Certified Supervisors

The CAMFT Certified Supervisor Program (CSP) goes above and beyond the BBS Requirements for Supervision. This voluntary program is multifaceted and includes coursework, supervision, supervision consultation, and a consultation summary. To become a Certified Supervisor, you must have been licensed as a therapist in California for a minimum of two years.

Because the skills needed to be an effective supervisor are different than the skills needed to be an effective clinician, the CAMFT CSP prepares you to be an effective supervisor. As a CAMFT Certified Supervisor, you have the opportunity to be recognized by potential supervisees and employers for your advanced training, and as a CAMFT member, you receive a discount when completing the program!

To be eligible to participate in the CAMFT Certified Supervisor Program, the applicant shall:

  1. Have been licensed in California for a minimum of two yearss.
  2. Meet all requirements contained in the BBS Responsibility Statement for Supervisors (this form may be obtained by visiting: https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/mft/mfrespon.pdf.
  3. Meet the CAMFT Certified Supervisor Program above named requirements in not less than a one-year, nor more than a three-year period of time following the date of submission of the initial application.

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  • Renewal
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  1. Get the Materials – Download and review the Certified Supervisor Program (CSP) Candidate Handbook
  2. Supervision Consultation – Complete 12 hours of consultation with an individual who serves as your mentor/consultant. Click here for a list of CAMFT Certified Supervisors who qualify as a consultant. At the conclusion of the consultation process, provide a monthly consultation log. Monthly Consultation Log
  3. Supervision Experience – Conduct 52 weeks of supervision. At the conclusion of the supervision process, provide a weekly supervision log. Weekly Supervision Log
  4. Coursework – Take Comprehensive Supervision I, II & III. The coursework must total at least 18 hours. The Supervision Workshop Series is available online at CAMFT's On-Demand Learning Library. (Non-Members will need to create a login and password):

CAMFT will accept certificates of completion from all Certified Supervisor participants (both initial and renewal) who are either currently signed-up for, or have completed the required coursework through an Alternative Coursework Provider, so long as it is done by March 1, 2021.

  1. Written Case Summary – Write a 3-5 page paper discussing various aspects of the supervision process. An outline listing the exact topics to be addressed can be found in the Certified Supervisor Program Candidate Handbook on page 4 and 5.
    For a SAMPLE Written Case Summary, click here
  1. Consultation Summary – Write a one page paper discussing what you gained by having a mentor/consultant and how that individual helped you develop your skills as a supervisor.
    For a SAMPLE Consultation Summary click here

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  1. Final Step – Submit a Verification of Completion to be reviewed by the CSP Committee.

Submit Verification of Completion

  1. Questions Contact csp@camft.org


  • Initial application - $25 members/$50 for non-members
  • Verification of Completed Form - $75 member/$125 non-member
  • Renewal - $75 member/$125 non-member

To Renew, you must:

  1. Complete a BBS-approved one-day workshop (min 6 hours) on legal and ethical issues completed within the five-year period of certification;


  1. Complete ONE of the following:
    1. Written review of a book on supervision-no more than three typed pages; OR
    2. Verification showing completion of a BBS-approved one-day workshop (min 6 hours) in supervision; OR
    3. A written one-page description demonstrating participation in an ongoing consultation/supervision group.


Submit Renewal Application

For questions or comments regarding the Certified Supervisor Program, contact Tim McMullen at contact tmcmullen@camft.org.

Erica Ives, MA LMFT"My eight years as a CAMFT Certified Supervisor have most definitely enhanced my career. We are helping to shape the future generations of therapists and truly make a difference above and beyond the clients and families we work with. My work as a supervisor has been a critical stepping stone in my life to get to where I am now."

Erica Ives, MA, LMFT,

Moby R. Coquillard, MA, LMFT"The CAMFT Certified Supervisor Program helps to ensure that some focused attention is being paid to the kind and quality of supervision provided to interns and trainees. Nowhere else have I had such a powerful opportunity to pay attention to just the supervision process."

Moby R. Coquillard, MA, LMFT,

Catherine Auman, MA, LMFT"I know for a fact that one of the reasons I was chosen over other candidates and hired as paid adjunct faculty and clinical supervisor at a local graduate school was because of my CAMFT Certified Supervisor status."

Catherine Auman, MA, LMFT,


Michael L. Elterman, MA, LMFT"The CAMFT Certified Supervisor Program raises the bar and benefits the entire profession. I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about providing the best “hand-up” to interns."

Michael L. Elterman, MA, LMFT,