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Supervision Services

Amanda offers supervision to provisional psychologists. She enjoys helping them realize their strengths and become the best clinician and human they can be. Her fee is 150 per clinical hour. Here is how she likes to think about supervision:

Supervision is relational

The dialogue that takes place between the supervisor and the therapist provides opportunities to explore multiple realities; there is the potential to generate new ideas and understandings. (Chang & Gaete, 2014)

The supervisor assumes a stance of curiosity regarding the clinician’s perspective.

Each therapeutic encounter can evolve in a number of directions. A not-knowing stance on the part of the supervisor can be helpful in inviting the clinician to reflect on the choices to be made during a therapy session (Felmons, Green, & Rambo, 1996).

The therapist-supervisor relationship is a collaborative, respectful endeavour guided by goals and expectations. (Lee, 1999)

The conversation should be a place where the clinicians feel safe to talk about both successes and dilemmas.

Clinicians who feel safe are more likely to create a safe therapeutic environment for their clients. (Harper-Jaques, 2002)

The hierarchy is overt. (Cook, 1997)

It is talked about at the outset of the relationship and from time to time over the course of the relationship.

Both the therapist and supervisor bring expertise to the supervisory relationship. (Harper-Jaques & Houger-Limacher, 2008)

It is useful to attend to the therapist’s learning style (Carroll, 2010). The supervisor’s role is to support the clinician’s work with the client. In essence, the supervisor’s client is the therapist.