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Supervision

Foundations Family Therapy also offers virtual individual and group supervision for LMFTAs. Learn more about our supervisors. Check out our bios and links for further information.

Jamie Criswell
LMFT, AAMFT

Approved Supervisor and CEO of Foundations Family Therapy

This statement provides an overview of my background, qualifications, approach, values and fees for my services provided by Foundations Family Therapy of North Carolina, PLLC. A separate supervision agreement will be signed if we agree to establish a formal supervisory relationship.

Background & Credentials

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of NC (LMFT #1451). I am also an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Supervisor since April 2016. I served on the board of directors as the treasurer for the North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (NCAMFT) for 2 years. I am a certified facilitator of PREPARE/ENRICH (2012), a premarital and marital enrichment program for couples, have completed Level 2 Gottman couples method training, and ASIST suicide prevention training. I received my Bachelors of Science degree from East Carolina University, in Family and Community Services with a double major in Psychology. I obtained my Masters of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University in 2010.

 

Training & Experience

I have 14 years of direct counseling experience in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. I completed my internship under the family life chaplains training program at Fort Bragg, NC, where I provided pastoral counseling to Army soldiers and their families. Under this program, I obtained specific training and experience in the areas of PTSD, trauma, grief, workshop facilitation (Parenting with Love and Logic; Five Love Languages) and group facilitation (deployed spouse support group). I also was a guest speaker at an Army family retreat where I presented the Five Love Languages over the course of a weekend. I have worked as a community support team lead, where I led a team of qualified professionals and assisted adults with severe mental illness to reengage in the community. I have also worked in an inpatient setting, providing groups and assessments for adults who needed mental health stabilization and/or substance abuse detoxification. In this arena, I worked with a multidisciplinary team of nurses, doctors and clinicians to provide clinical assessments and formulate treatment plans. I have experience working for an Employee Assistance Program, where I completed phone assessments and provided crisis interventions to callers all over the globe. I also conducted clinical audits for the Employee Assistance Program, ensuring that quality standards are met for all assessments and calls taken. I also have experience working with domestic violence victims and children, and have had additional training in trauma, PTSD and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I have owned, practiced in and managed a group private practice, Foundations Family Therapy of North Carolina, since 2012. I have completed a certification course in integrative mental health in 2020

Model, Objectives, & More

Model: As a supervisor, I am a leader, teacher, mentor, motivator and facilitator. It is my belief that each supervisee has their own unique attributes, skills and persona that they draw on in their work with clients. It is my goal to assist each supervisee in further developing these skills as they grow in their clinical knowledge and experience. I also adhere strictly to professional guidelines and code of ethics and do not take lightly my role as a gatekeeper. I strive to maintain and uphold the values of the profession. As a therapist I strongly identify with and utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and believe the change comes from recognizing the underlying emotions attached to a mal-adaptive pattern of behaviors and re-creating this pattern to one that allows for greater connection. My therapy styles closely resembles experiential models, as I believe that the experience inside and outside of the therapy room will be a driving force in creating change. I view distress through a systemic and holistic lens and practice from a psychosocialspritual approach with an integration of wellness, lifestyle, nutrition and faith into my practice as a clinician. Additionally, I identify as a Christian and recognize the significant role that spirituality plays in my own life and in the lives of those we serve.

Objectives: My objectives in supervision are to ensure that clients are provided professional and ethical services, to create a space for personal growth and development of the supervisee, and to uphold the standards of the profession. I believe that each supervisee should achieve certain developmental objectives throughout their process of supervision, and these are outlined in the evaluation.

Commitments: I am committed to providing a space for consultation, collaboration, growth and development. I believe that mutual trust, honesty and respect are vital for a successful supervisor/supervisee relationship, and am committed to reflecting these values. I believe in providing honest constructive feedback, and providing the opportunity for exploration and discussion. I believe that an ongoing dialogue is important in the supervisor/supervisee relationship. I will challenge the supervisee to pursue competence in at least two therapy models (one for couples/families and one for individuals) and to operate within these models during their supervision period. I will provide documentation of my licensure and credentials.

Expectations: The supervisee should be professional, prepared and open to feedback. I expect the supervisee to be committed to their professional development and to the process of supervision. The supervisee will provide documentation of academic work, liability insurance, and other credentials. The Supervisee will maintain contract and relationship with current individual supervisor and will not use this group supervision in lieu of individual supervision.

Methods: The primary method of supervision is in a group format through a secure online platform (zoom), where we will view videos if available, listen to audio recordings and or have self report of cases.

Supervisory Relationship

The supervisory relationship is one of professional mentorship, teaching and guidance and is not a counseling relationship. As such, confidentiality and privileged communication do not strictly apply. I will make every effort to protect the personal information and disclosures of the supervisee, and to treat each supervisee with dignity and respect. However, I may choose to discuss the supervisee’s performance, character, or verbal communications to me with supervisor colleagues as deemed appropriate.

Counseling Emergencies: Any emergencies or red flag cases should be presented to your individual supervisor.

Code of Ethics: I am fully committed to upholding the current AAMFT codes of ethics.

Fees: $100 an hour for individual supervision, and $50 an hour for group supervision. Invoice will be issued monthly for all supervision sessions that occurred during that month, with a minimum of 2 hours a month required. Payment will be due on receipt.

I welcome questions, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like further information about my qualifications, supervision style, or experience.

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Elizabeth Edwards
AAMFT

Approved Supervisor Candidate and Director of Operations

This statement provides an overview of my background, qualifications, approach, values and fees for my services provided by Foundations Family Therapy of North Carolina, PLLC. A separate supervision agreement will be signed if we agree to establish a formal supervisory relationship.

Background & Credentials

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of NC (LMFT #1988). I am also an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Supervisor Candidate since July 2023. I am a certified facilitator of PREPARE/ENRICH (2015), a premarital and marital enrichment program for couples.I also have completed the 2 day intensive training for perinatal mood disorders (2019) as well as Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy training (2016). I received my Bachelors of Arts degree from NC State University, in Psychology and double major in Social Work. I obtained my Masters of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University in 2015.

Training & Experience

I have 8 years of direct counseling experience in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. I completed my internship under Jamie Criswell and other therapists at Foundations Family Therapy doing individual, family, and marriage therapy. I have worked as a therapist in intensive in home family therapy with children and their families with multiple diagnoses where I was trained in Ecosystemic Structural Family therapy which uses structural family therapy and emotionally focused therapy. I then transitioned to outpatient private practice therapy where I worked with children, teens, adults, couples and families. My passion and area of expertise is women of childbearing age and include abortion recovery, infertility, and transitions to motherhood concerns. I completed the perinatal mood disorders training course in 2019. I also have experience working with dissociative identity disorder. I am also trained in Christian counseling and incorporating faith based therapy into ethically sound clinical practice. I completed the AAMFT Approved Supervisor course in July of 2023.

Model, Objectives, & More

Model: As a supervisor, I am a leader, teacher, mentor, motivator and facilitator. It is my belief that each supervisee has their own unique attributes, skills and persona that they draw on in their work with clients. It is my goal to assist each supervisee in further developing these skills as they grow in their clinical knowledge and experience. I also adhere strictly to professional guidelines and code of ethics and do not take lightly my role as a gatekeeper. I strive to maintain and uphold the values of the profession. As a therapist I strongly identify with and utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and believe the change comes from recognizing the underlying emotions attached to a mal-adaptive pattern of behaviors and re-creating this pattern to one that allows for greater connection as well as understanding the underlying core beliefs driving people’s actions and thoughts. I view distress through a systemic and holistic lens and practice from a psychosocialspritual approach with an integration of wellness, lifestyle, nutrition and faith into my practice as a clinician. Additionally, I identify as a Christian and recognize the significant role that spirituality plays in my own life and in the lives of those we serve.

Objectives: My objectives in supervision are to ensure that clients are provided professional and ethical services, to create a space for personal growth and development of the supervisee, and to uphold the standards of the profession. I believe that each supervisee should achieve certain developmental objectives throughout their process of supervision, and these are outlined in the evaluation.

Commitments: I am committed to providing a space for consultation, collaboration, growth and development. I believe that mutual trust, honesty and respect are vital for a successful supervisor/supervisee relationship, and am committed to reflecting these values. I believe in providing honest constructive feedback, and providing the opportunity for exploration and discussion. I believe that an ongoing dialogue is important in the supervisor/supervisee relationship. I will challenge the supervisee to pursue competence in at least two therapy models (one for couples/families and one for individuals) and to operate within these models during their supervision period. I will provide documentation of my licensure and credentials.

Expectations: The supervisee should be professional, prepared and open to feedback. I expect the supervisee to be committed to their professional development and to the process of supervision. The supervisee will provide documentation of academic work, liability insurance, and other credentials. The Supervisee will maintain contract and relationship with current individual supervisor and will not use this group supervision in lieu of individual supervision.

Methods: The primary method of supervision is in a group format through a secure online platform (simple practice), where we will view videos if available, listen to audio recordings and or have self report of cases.

Supervisory Relationship

The supervisory relationship is one of professional mentorship, teaching and guidance and is not a counseling relationship. As such, confidentiality and privileged communication do not strictly apply. I will make every effort to protect the personal information and disclosures of the supervisee, and to treat each supervisee with dignity and respect. However, I may choose to discuss the supervisee’s performance, character, or verbal communications to me with supervisor colleagues as deemed appropriate.

Counseling Emergencies: Any emergencies or red flag cases should be presented to your individual supervisor.

Code of Ethics: I am fully committed to upholding the current AAMFT codes of ethics.

Fees: $100 an hour for individual supervision, and $50 an hour for group supervision. Invoice will be issued through simple practice for all supervision sessions that occurred during that month, with a minimum of 2 hours a month required. Payment will be due on receipt.

I welcome questions, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like further information about my qualifications, supervision style, or experience.