About the Author

 

               

 

Kelci E. is a provisional therapist currently working towards her license in Texas. She graduated with her Master's in Clinical Mental Health in 2019 at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor (UMHB) and received her Provisional license in 2020. Kelci E. created LaMe Essentials from the experience of poor supervision matching. Kelci understood a poor supervision match was possible but never thought she would have to experience it. After experiencing seven months of poor supervision and changing to a better-fit supervisor, she wanted to create a way to close the gap in poor supervision matching. After thinking through what could have prevented the poor match-up, Kelci thought about how other clinicians had experienced poor supervision and how it affected their licensure journey. The thought of other provisional clinicians tolerating a poor supervision match created a desire to create something that decreased poor supervision matching and increased provisional clinicians' needs being met. This passion soon developed what is now known as The Supervision Journal. The Supervision Journal provides thought-provoking questions and habits to assist provisional clinicians in self-awareness, communication, clinician identity, trust building, and ways to be organized for supervision while partnering with their supervisor. Kelci uses the supervision journal to track her development as a clinician, aligning herself to be the best clinician she imagined herself to be and wishing the same for others.