Doc Warren holds a Certificate in Human Services from Tunxis College; an Associates in Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Counseling from Tunxis College; a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vermont College of Norwich University; a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Vermont College of Norwich University; a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Counseling from Vermont College of Norwich University; a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Counselor Education and Supervision from Vermont College of the Union Institute & University and a Ph D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Vermont College of the Union Institute & University.
He has worked in the Human and Social Service fields since 1990. Treatment settings included: Inpatient, Substance Abuse, Partial Hospitalization, Outpatient, Department Of Corrections, Outreach and Public Schools. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (001465), Nationally Certified Counselor (92141) and a certified school counselor. He is an Approved Clinical Supervisor (00493). He is a former Diplomat of the American College of Forensic Examiners, the American Psychotherapy Association and the American Academy or Certified Consultants and Experts.
Doc Warren has training and experience in individual, group, school counseling, forensic counseling, substance abuse and assessing sexual issues in general therapy settings. He has worked in all major treatment settings ranging from community based, partial hospitalization, intensive inpatient, inpatient, secured wards, outpatient and in prison mental health services. This training and experience includes clients in age ranges from kindergarten to late adulthood. Training in components of treatment such as intake and assessment, interventions, case management, treatment and discharge planning as well as other treatment related experiences will be provided in supervision. Doc Warren can provide supervision in these areas as well as to provide training in counselor education and supervision.
Doc Warren’s training in supervision includes Doctoral and post Masters Programs in Counselor education and supervision, supervised supervision in a doctoral program as well as supervision presentations at the national, regional, and local levels.
Doc Warren has experience providing individual and group supervision with counselors. In addition, he has experience in individual and group supervision of counselors-in-training working with clients in many differing treatment settings. Doc Warren approaches supervision from a collaborative framework. The general areas that receive attention in supervision include the supervisee’s professional behaviors, counseling skills, personal awareness, and client/case conceptualization. Supervisory roles assumed by Doc Warren include teacher, evaluator, consultant, and counselor. Doc Warren follows a developmental approach to supervision primarily using the teacher role with novice supervisees and consultation with more experienced supervisees. Live observation and case reporting are utilized in the supervision process. Doc Warren considers intentionality to be paramount in work as a counselor. As such, he works with supervisees to become aware of the thoughts and feelings that occur with respect to the counseling relationship and process. Facilitating this awareness, including attention to the motivation behind interventions, is an important aspect of his work.
Doc Warren addresses the issue of evaluation as a fundamental component of supervision. He believes that evaluation is an ongoing process that is linked to care for the client, as well as the goals of the supervisee. All evaluation criteria are introduced at the beginning of the supervisory relationship, serve as training objectives, and are used throughout the process as a basis for ongoing feedback. While evaluation and feedback is embedded in the process, periodic attention, including written feedback, addressing the supervisee’s progress is important. In the academic setting, this occurs at the mid-point and end of the semester. Supervisees are asked to provide their own self-evaluation as well. Supervisees are also asked to evaluate Doc Warren as well as the supervision process. Doc Warren is aware of the responsibility he has to the supervisee and the clients in the supervisee’s care.
The general limits of confidentiality and privileged communication are when harm to self or others is clear and imminent, when child abuse, elderly abuse or abuse of persons with disabilities is suspected, or if court proceedings compel the supervisor to testify. Within the academic setting, confidentiality is not withheld if there is compelling evidence that the supervisee is impaired or unable to provide competent counseling services. In such instances, other faculty members are informed and the procedures established by the program are initiated. Doc Warren carries liability insurance and encourages his supervisees to carry insurance as well.
Doc Warren understands the value and importance of maintaining and enhancing professional skills. Therefore, he periodically participates in supervision of his supervision. Doc Warren will inform supervisees through informed consent as to the purpose of his own supervision and that their actions may be discussed with the supervisor.
No fees are charged to any supervisee if supervision occurs as part of work related to Community Counseling of Central Connecticut Inc. For other supervisees, fees charged reflect the community standard and the supervisee’s ability to pay. Supervisees are provided with Doc Warren’s office address, email address, and office and home phone numbers. Supervisees are asked to call Doc Warren at home if an emergency occurs after hours. Doc Warren also provides each supervisee with the names and phone numbers of agencies that respond to crisis situations.
Doc Warren follows the NBCC Code of Ethics and the Standards for the Ethical Practice of Clinical Supervision and provides a copy to all supervisees.