Clinical Supervision Pre & Post Licensure

I’ve been providing clinical supervision for the past 25 years, and utilize an Integrated Development Model: One of the most researched developmental models of supervision Stoltenberg, McNeill, and Delworth (1998), (Falender & Shafranske, 2004; Haynes, Corey, & Moulton, 2003).

The IDM describes three levels of counselor development allowing you as a supervisee to acquire mentoring and strategies at your relative level of confidence/experience.

The Three Levels

• Level 1 supervisees are generally entry-level students who are high in motivation, yet high in anxiety and fearful of evaluation
• Level 2 supervisees are at mid-level and experience fluctuating confidence and motivation, often linking their own mood to success with clients
• Level 3 supervisees are essentially secure, stable in motivation, have accurate empathy tempered by objectivity, and use therapeutic self in intervention. (Falender & Shafranske)


Within this framework I also integrate Feminist, Narrative and Cognitive for individual cases and EFT and Structural Family Therapy strategies for Couples/Polycules and Families to assist case conceptualization, treatment planning and diagnoses. In light of managed care and teletherapy, we also would talk about the dynamics of managing, building and thriving in a private clinical practice if that is part of your professional goal set. I offer weekly individual or group supervision via teletherapy platforms. Payment is often done and contracted through your pre-licensure clinical rotation/agency site.


“Before presenting to our team in its entirety, Dr. Rutter graciously sat down with a few of our team members to ask questions about our school climate. It was clear that Dr. Rutter tailored his presentation, engrossing us from beginning to end, to address the needs of our all-male high school population as well as align his commentary with the tenets of our school’s Catholic mission. Dr. Rutter did not bombard us with facts; he balanced them effectively with discussion of process, emotion, and consequences – the good and the bad. When I left, I felt vastly more comfortable in advising my students in matters of sexual identity and orientation."


— A faculty member at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School


“After hearing Dr. Rutter present to our small group, I felt very comfortable addressing conversations involving teenage sexuality. His presentation was clear and very easy to put into practice the next day..."


— Jose Gonzalez, Director of Diversity at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School

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Philip A. Rutter, PhD

Therapy Changes Lives, LLC

Philadelphia PA & Pitman NJ