Supervision of counselling & psychological skills is provided for Registered Provisional Psychologists in the process of licensure with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) who have been accepted as Service Providers and are on an Associate Track with Aspirations Inc. Counselling & Training Centre. Supervision can be arranged to offer either primary or secondary supervision support.
Identified as the main supervisor on your Supervision Plan with CAP to provide the majority of supervision hours over the training period.
Identified as a supplementary supervisor on your Supervision Plan with CAP to provide a lesser portion of supervision hours to support special interests or to cover for a main supervisor when absent.
Supervision occurs over a period of 1-3 years depending upon the schedule of the candidate. Therefore, I believe that in order to have a successful outcome it is important to ensure that goals, interests, and methods of learning/supervising for both parties align. I would encourage anyone applying to Aspirations who requires supervision to first examine and reflect upon whether my style and methods are relevant to your learning style, needs and goals.
My Clinical Orientation
I draw my clinical experience from my undergrad academic roots within a clinical psychology perspective and my graduate level academics from a counselling psychology perspective. It has been my experience that clinically, every practitioner tends to draw upon 1-3 major theoretical orientations to conceptualize and support their clients. The theoretical foundations that inform my clinical work are humanistic at their core and draw broadly from developmental psychology, marital & family systems theory, and trauma specific theories.
My Supervision Approach
Supervision is a process of teaching & learning in a shared space for both parties. I believe that the supervisee brings into the relationship his/her strengths, knowledge, and skills already set within a framework of understanding the therapeutic process. I have great respect for the road already travelled by those I supervise. In my approach, I empower what already exists and challenge with clear intention so that the supervisee can take risks, explore, and expand towards mastery. I work best with those who are respectful, organized and prepared, transparent with their learning process, open to share, hold accountability and reflect upon their experiences, and able to hear alternatives.
What I Offer
Determination of Needs
Identification of special interests, populations, specialized training/certification
Exploring modalities of therapy
Determining scheduling & supervision logistics
Methods of Supervision
One-on-One Supervision is required for 80/107 hours. This can be met by reviewing audio/video recordings of your sessions or inviting me to attend your sessions live.
Group Supervision is a fee based service that may be available with Aspirations Inc. team.
Support with Licensure
Support with overall process
Documentation review and completion
Discussing tracking methods
Preparations for professional examinations
Evaluation of Progress
Evaluation is an ongoing process, however, I require 2-3 hours of live supervision at various points to support official reporting to CAP.
Baseline - When supervision commences
Mid-term - Half-way point of hours
Final - Upon completion of 1600 hours
Identify Areas of Growth
Personal Growth & Professional Growth often overlap - determining the edges on each and how these may impact clinical work and supervision
New Skill Development
Offer training on various methods and skills within my competency that are connected to the presenting concerns of your clients.
Focus on ethical practice with clients, which brings to the forefront any ethical considerations in various aspects of your clinical work on an ongoing basis.
Where Does Supervision Takes Place?
Supervision can occur at the location most suitable to the supervisee and the method of supervision involved. When supervision is conducted in a live session, then it will mostly likely occur at the location where the clients are receiving their services. However, it is important to recognize that CAP does require a portion of supervision to occur at the location where the services are being offered. When supervision does not require direct client participation, supervision can occur at the offices of Aspirations Inc., via video/telephone conference or at a location agreed upon by the supervisor and supervisee.