Supervision and Consultation
Why is Supervision or Consultation Important?
How many times have you had ended a session with a client and wished “it would be so helpful to be able to get someone else’s perspective and guidance?” Or have you ever worked with a client and felt stuck and needed some support in how to proceed with a client’s treatment? Supervision is not only a necessity for licensure, but an important aspect of professional growth and development.
Even after a clinician is licensed, supervision is a way to continue to further your knowledge in the field, learn more about theories, treatment modalities, and ways to grow as a professional. It is crucial for clinicians to be able to seek out support, which is also a major source of self-care.
How Can Supervision and Consultation Be Helpful?
Engaging in Supervision and Consultation provides a place where you can come and be vulnerable, take risks, and grow as not only a professional, but as a person. In working with people in therapy, there are times in which you may be experiencing a myriad of feelings in relation to your client’s responses.
It is not only in your client’s best interest, but in order for you to be the best therapist you can be, and be helpful to your client, it is important to have a place to explore these feelings of countertransference.
I have been providing supervision to interns and licensed professionals for almost 30 years. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My area of expertise is suicidal ideations, crisis intervention, depression, anxiety, and issues related to life transitions. I have been a field instructor for USC and CSUN Schools of Social Work. I am passionate about helping to raise up the next generation of clinicians, as well as provided continued support to people who have been working in the field.
If this is something you are interested in pursuing, please give me a call, and let’s see how I can help support you and your growth in the field.