An Exploration of Counselor Supervision Requirements Across the United States

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Inconsistencies in requirements to serve as a clinical supervisor for licensed professionals or counselors in training exist across the United States. This creates questions for students seeking supervision for licensure and can be a source of frustration for those looking to serve as a supervisor. The authors examined supervisor requirements in states utilizing the title Licensed Professional Counselor to explore the inconsistencies. Incongruities in requirements, clinical and practical implications, and challenges towards a unified counselor identity are discussed.