My Philosophy of Supervision
Supervision is a unique and vital part of the practice of counseling. It ensures that therapists adhere to the highest standards set forth by our ethical bodies by utilizing up-to-date, evidence-based treatments, providing and receiving feedback, and encouraging self-awareness and reflection. Further, I encourage understanding good self-care in this process to maintain personal well-being, which is essential to help others heal. My supervision style similarly parallels my clinical practice. Making my supervision supervisee-centered to create an environment that facilitates good clinical practice, and by placing me firmly in my supervisee’s corner (positive regard), putting effort into the understanding of your experience (empathy), and being as transparent as possible (genuineness). I like to utilize video review during my supervision as it leads to more deliberate practice.
Supervision is a chance to grow together to serve clients better and better understand ourselves. It is a chance to address your specific goals, and I also enjoy sharing what I know or finding ways to learn together. Lastly, individuals need different things at different times. This means that the supervisory relationship is a professional one, but also can be an intimate one at the same time. This means it is essential that the supervisor’s knowledge and style are appropriate to the supervisee’s current and immediate needs. Additionally, we should evaluate this regularly. It is healthy for supervisees to outgrow their supervisor over time and to evolve and potentially seek a new relationship with someone with a different style or skillset.
Group and Individual Supervision
Geek Therapeutics - 2021 - 2022
Facilitate individual and group supervision session for individuals going through the Certified Geek Therapist Certification process. Discuss current case load, and struggles individuals are having with clients and how they can relate geek therapeutics to those clients or cases through the utilization of skills and techniques they have acquired during their certification process. This includes but is not limited to ACT model interventions, the application of anime/sci-fi/and other pop-culture artifacts that may relate to the client, or the clients current needs. Individuals in the program are required to do 12 hours of supervision in order to complete their certification. Geek Therapeutics is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the National Association for Social Workers (ACE/ASWB), and the Association for Play Therapy (APT).