Parallel Patterns LLC

Providing Clinical Supervision

Welcome! My name is James Gurule, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Approved Supervisor on the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT) Supervisor Registry. I have extensive training and over 30 + years of experience providing clinical supervision. I offer individual, group, and distance clinical supervision for LPC and LMFT Registered Associates seeking licensure in Oregon and supervision for practicing professional counselors. I also provide "supervision of supervision" for OBLPCT Supervisor Registry Candidates. I regularly teach the State-required 30-hour clinical supervisor training for professional counselors and social workers, and I conduct supervision trainings and professional education workshops through the Center for Community Engagement in the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Counseling, Therapy and School Psychology.

I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Notre Dame (1985), and began my professional counseling supervision training in 1990. I’ve been an Adjunct Faculty member at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon for over 25 years, teaching counseling, ethics and a variety of other classes in the Graduate School of Counseling, Therapy and School Psychology.

With my training in counseling psychology and person-centered traditions, I’ve spent more than three decades offering counseling services in community mental health settings. I have provided therapy for children, teens, and families since 1984. In counseling, I work with a variety of people, specializing in child and family therapy. Through a Family Systems lens, my experience has helped me understand the value and growth potential in all relationships, forming the primary basis of my approaches in both counseling and clinical supervision. At my agency, I am designated at the Lead Risk Manager, providing on-call clinical consultation for all agency staff.

Note: On October 2, 2020, the OBLPCT filed a Permanent Rule Amendment that now permanently allows 100% of supervision hours to be conducted through live, synchronous confidential electronic communications.