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“The inner construction of experience evokes interactional responses that organize the world in a particular way. These patterns of interaction then reflect, and in turn, shape inner experience” and vice versa! (Johnson, 2008, p. 109).
Anjali provides individualized and dyadic clinical supervision / consultation to Registered and Qualifying Psychotherapists, and those pursuing their credentials as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapists across Canada. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a Supervisor -Q ( qualifying) with the the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (RMFT-SQ) and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. .
She is a quiet leader, supportive mentor, life-long learner and collaborative trainer that has extensive experience applying integrative clinical lenses to clinical practice, prioritizing therapeutic relationships, honouring individual experiences.. She is passionate about building supportive, attentive, collaborative, playful spaces of practice: and growth and curious about the resources, interests and strengths of each supervisees brings to the group.. .
An experienced listener, Anjali looks forward to possibly partnering with you on your journey, and aims to build a healthy community of collegial support, creativity, and collaboration.
What can I expect from our work together?
Anjali regards supervision as a space of mutual trust and respect, The working relationship is foundational to working together. The primary aim is to help you to further your interest in enhancing your work as a therapist. Anjali is committed to maximizing a collaborative, open learning environment for professionals of various fields. (Bernard & Goodyear, 2009, p. 7) and aims to develop a relationship that invites jointly creating ideas that further your potential as a practionner and encourages you to take responsibility for your learning and growth.. Anjali supports a space to identify, access, elaborate and produce your unique competencies ( Anderson, 2000) My philosophy of supervision draws from systemic-relational, Attachment-based, , Gestalt, Self-of-the-Therapist ( Alponte), Somatic Experiencing, and Multicultural Approaches and postmodern perspectives, Post-modern in the sense of - "a critique of meta-narratives that represent over-aching universal truths, and the inherent risks in this certainty tradition" ( Anderson 2000) as it pertains to application of those truths in clinical situations.
My philosophy acknowledges that human suffering and culture are inextricably linked. It highlights the ways in which the supervsior-supervisee relationship, as well as the context in which it is in, is powerfully shaped by the intricacies of the culture its in. This is ideal for practitioners who work with a breadth of populations in private practice.. Supervision is an informing and simultaneous transforming experience for both supervisees and supervisor. Co-constructing a culturally safe clinical supervision experience, and building cultural awareness and humility is of salience to our work together. In order to build this, I attempt to live intentionally with my philosophy (continually acknowledging the intersections of race, culture, indigenous identity, ethnicity, age, gender, ability, spirituality/religion, sexual orientation, social economic circumstances) in relation to my work. I am committed to being open to learning about your lived experiences and how it intersects with my knowledge and experiences of trauma-informed approaches and systemic-attachment relational psychotherapy, with curiosity, positive intent and professional direction.
I invite participating practitionners to be committed to challenging themselves to confront the occasional discomforts of continued growth, learning and sharing in relationship, while developing their professional identity and relationships. "This capacity is a function of personal maturity characterized by good-enough boundaries, social judgement, self-observation, and self-control." (Lee and Nelson, 2014, 44) While Clinical Supervision is not therapy, therapists may potentially become increasingly aware of unresolved personal issues that may be negatively impacting their clinical work. For this reason, I recommend that practionners, seek their own sources of support both personally and professionally. Some may be recommended.
I abide by the Code of Ethics for Supervisory Practice set out by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Aside from taking applicable courses relevant to supervision since 2009, I receive regular Supervisory Mentoring from a Supervisor Mentor. in fulfillment of my requirements to be a Supervisor with AAMFT/OAMFT and CAMFT. Such requirements exceed the expectations of the college but I believe improve supervision as a skill, and challenge supervision to be a mutual space of learning.
Emphasis on Equitable Service Delivery.
In recent years, an increasing emphasis on competency based approaches and manual-based supervision can make assumptions that exclude contextual and diversity factors, leaving strengths built out of personal experience, mutual pain and contextual factors unacknowledged. Inapprapriately applied applications have been shown to sometimes have adverse macro and micro counselling impacts on service delivery and effectiveness to marginalized populations. I believe that paying close attention to these human factors from a system perspective at a supervisory level is critical to offering equitable services across diverse populations as well as having a positive impact on therapist growth and satisfaction at work.
Please contact me if you have any further inquires at 613 523 0791 or you would like to meet. If you are interested in my services, you'll will be asked to send your resume and invited for an opportunity to discuss your goals for supervision, your preferred approaches to therapy, and whether there is likely a good enough fit between our approaches to our work. If a mutual fit seems to exist, a Supervision Contract will be offered for your review. If in agreement, you will be offered a welcome to sign the contract and commence a supervisory relationship.
Accepting post-graduate supervisees for 2022-2023.