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Clinical Supervision & Consulting Services
I provide individualized, dyadic and group clinical supervision for Qualifying Psychotherapists, and consultations for Registered Psychotherapists pursuing their credentials as a Registered Psychotherapists or Registered Marriage and Family Therapists across Canada.
As a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, a clinical supervisor and educational trainer, I support psychotherapists at various stages of their career development wanting to deepen their psychotherapy skills and practice through applied clinical supervision. and consultation. Integrating both personal and professional growth in supporting the engagement of reflective practice.
I'm 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). I appreciate the complexity and paradoxical ways in which we can embody human mental and emotional well-being, and how different approaches to therapy can facilitate and support people in distress..
I strive to be a supportive mentor, life-long learner and collaborative trainer that has extensive experience applying integrative clinical lenses to clinical practice, prioritizing therapeutic relationships, and honouring individual experiences.. I am 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, I look forward the possibly partnering with you on your journey, and aims to build a healthy community of collegial support, creativity, and collaboration.
Supervision/Consulting can be an economical way of benefitted from the experience/training of someone's work and experience , without the cost of expensive training programs. It can be a space to directly integrate your learnings with your current clients, decide what approaches are"calling" for further training and deepening in your knowledge by applying it in your sessions with clients.
Its often a space to playfully explore, learn, notice, celebrate and relieve stress in community with other therapists.
What can I expect from our work together?
I regard 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. I'm committed to maximizing a collaborative, open learning environment for professionals of various fields. (Bernard & Goodyear, 2009, p. 7) and aim 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.. I support 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, 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. I have had the privilege of engaging in extensive training with some of the top leaders in each other these approaches over the years. And it is with great gratitude that I extend their knowledge to you.
As a persons of faith, my supervision makes space for conversations about faith/spirituality and religious belief, organized religion and its intersections with psychotherapy..
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. I may not always get it right but know that i am trying. and learning as we engage 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.
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.
To date, I've supervised students and graduates from Saint Paul University, University of Ottawa, McGill Univiersity, and Yorkville University, but all graduates wanting to fulfill their requirements with CRPO are welcome. Supervisees are invited to belong to the Capital Counselling Network, where therapists are able to connect, share, and network. Inquire about opportunities for therapist retreats, use of office space. and free advertising.
Accepting Qualifying and Registered Psychotherapists for 2024- Spring!