Dr. Smith Kidkarndee is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has worked over ten years in the field both in Connecticut and New York. He has a doctorate (Psy.D.) in School-Clinical Psychology from Pace University – NY.
Dr. Kidkarndee has worked in various clinical settings such as public schools, college counseling centers, community mental health settings, and hospitals. His clinical experience has included working with individuals and families who are dealing with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual orientation, and gender diversity. Dr. K has supervised numerous trainees during his career and understands the importance of having high-quality clinical supervision while accumulating clinical hours and preparing for the licensing exams.
Currently, Dr. Kidkarndee works at Wesleyan University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as the Training Coordinator/Assistant Director.
What is your philosophy of supervision?
Dr. Kidkarndee is an integrative clinical psychologist. He draws from an interpersonal psychodynamic framework while integrating acceptance and commitment therapy. There is an emphasize on helping supervisees to identify their values and then take action to live in accordance with those values. Dr. K also incorporates aspects of other empirical-based theories that best serve the needs of the supervisee (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family systems).
What is your approach to supervision?
Clinical supervision is an active, collaborative process. Supervision will be catered to the supervisse's professional development goals as a psychotherapist while being sensitive to the supervisee's emerging theoretical orientation to psychotherapy. Additionally, supervision will focus on developing and refining one's professional identity, counseling skills, adherence to relevant ethical codes and legal statutes, and case conceptualization.
What is required for supervision in Connecticut?
Supervision Hours for a Clinical Psychologist
“Supervision is defined as direct, face-to-face supervision provided by a doctoral-level psychologist who is licensed in the state where the experience was conducted. The experience must be appropriate to the applicant's graduate coursework and intended area of practice. For each 40 hours of work experience, the supervision shall consist of at least 3 hours of which no less than 1 hour shall be individual, direct, face-to-face supervision. The supervisor shall not concurrently supervise more than a total of 3 individuals completing the work experience (CT Department of Public Health, 2019).
Supervision Hours for a Professional Counselor
“Acquired three thousand (3000) hours of postgraduate supervised experience in professional counseling performed over a period of not less than one year that included a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of direct supervision by either (A) a licensed physician certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, (B) a licensed psychologist, (C) a licensed advanced practice registered nurse certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, (D) a licensed marital and family therapist, (E) a licensed clinical social worker, or (F) a licensed professional counselor or for supervision prior to October 1, 1998, by a counselor otherwise eligible for licensure (CT Department of Public Health, 2019)”
Where do you provide supervision?
Dr. Kidkarndee offers in-person supervision sessions. Supervision is also available remotely using video conferencing such as Skype and Face Time.
How much are your services?
Rates are $75 per hour for individual supervision.
What type of payments do you accept?
Cash, Venmo, PayPal and Credit Cards.
Do I need malpractice insurance?
Yes. Dr. Kidkarndee requires that all postgraduate/postdoctoral fellows have their own individual malpractice insurance. It is important to note that trainees/fellows will be working under Dr. K’s license and therefore supervision rates and insurance requirements are reflective of this inherent risk.
Are you currently accepting new supervisees?
Yes. Please contact Dr. Kidkarndee at Heart of Wisdom Counseling and Psychological Services, LLC if you are interested in licensure supervision services. He also consults with other supervisors and provides supervision of supervision on the basis that meets your needs - monthly, biweekly, or as needed.
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