## The good news is that you can average hours.

*However (and this is a big however), you can only average hours from weeks where there is at least one unit of supervision.*

When calculating your averages, you cannot include any weeks that do not have either 1 hour of individual supervision or 2 hours of group supervision.

### Here is an example:

Week 1: You have 7 hours of direct service counseling hours and 1 unit of supervision. If you are a trainee, you would need 2 units of supervision to comply with the ratio requirements.

Week 2: You have 4 hours of direct service counseling hours and 2 units of supervision. If you are a trainee, you would only need 1 units of supervision to comply with the ratio requirements.

So over the course of these two weeks, you have 11 hours of direct service counseling hours and you have 3 units of supervision. So this all works out. You have enough supervision to meet the ratio requirements.

The same applies to Interns, however the ratio is 10:1 and not 5:1.