Clinical supervision is an important part of counselors’ professional advancement and the development of counseling proficiency. As such, it’s an essential component for ensuring high-quality patient care.

The main goals of clinical supervision are to train, educate, support, and guidance counselors. Newer counselors need to have clinical supervisors they can count on for mentoring, leadership, clinical direction, professional training opportunities, and encouragement.

INFACT has been entrusted by the ECB to evaluate each graduate individually regarding the number of clinical supervision hours required.

INFACT makes this individual determination within 1,000 to 6,000 hours, based on the following ECB-approved criteria:

Work Experience:

INFACT will consider how each graduate’s past work experience relates to Food Addiction Counseling.

Educational Background:

INFACT will determine an appropriate level of equivalence for previous, relevant education. For example, an associate´s degree in behavioral science might substitute for 1000 hours of clinical supervision; a bachelor´s degree in behavioral science might substitute for 2000 hours; a master´s degree in behavioral science might substitute for 4000 hours, and so on.

12-Step Knowledge and Experience:

INFACT will individually assess each graduate’s knowledge and experience with 12-Step programs of recovery as an additional factor in determining how much clinical supervision of their future FAC work will be needed.

Upon certification, graduates may begin practicing as a Food Addiction Professional under clinical supervision.

ECB certificates are granted to INFACT students upon graduation to understand that, as new practitioners, they will faithfully fulfill the number of clinical supervision hours assessed by INFACT in their future FAC work.