Being a therapist comes with a lot of unique opportunities: being trusted with the stories of others, getting invited on journeys of change and growth, and walking alongside our clients as they celebrate achieving their goals.
It also comes with a special set of challenges: balancing compassion for others and ourselves, setting boundaries when needed, weighing ethical dilemmas, the list goes on. In my best supervisory experiences, I learned to hold both all at once.
As a supervisor, I strive to balance validating all of the above while challenging aspiring social workers to grow from each experience. I am thrilled to celebrate with you on good days and navigate the tough questions with you on more taxing ones. As we work together, I will be a source of both direct feedback and reflective support, respecting not only who you are becoming as a therapist, but what you value as a person.
I am excited for you as you pursue the path to licensure and look forward to the opportunity to collaborate!
The purpose of clinical supervision is to monitor and ensure the welfare of clients, promote the development of supervisees' clinical and professional identity, evaluate the competence of supervisees and fulfill requirements for licensure. It is my belief that as a supervisor I must meet the developmental needs of the supervisee. I often alternate between roles based on the needs of the supervisee. In the beginning, I may take a more direct feedback approach, and as the supervisee gains more experience, my role may change into a more collaborative approach.
In my supervision, I require that students are directly observed by myself while providing counseling services to clients (known as "tele-supervision"). This is to occur one time every three months on a date agreed upon between the supervisor and the supervisee. Tele-supervision is to occur a total of eight times during the span of the two-year supervision experience. The supervisee is required to obtain written permission from their client prior to the tele-supervision taking place and have the signed document uploaded into the client's file.
During the course of completing 100 supervision hours there are two formats that can be implemented (upon availability):
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