Clinical Psychology Seattle

Supervision and Case Consultation:
Professional development for therapists

At many points in professional therapists' careers, clinical supervision and clinical consultation are useful. I provide clinical supervision for master's and doctoral level psychotherapists in training, which meets the requirements for state licensure or certification. For therapists in training, supervision is designed to help them improve in understanding what their clients are experiencing, how to choose and implement interventions, and how to handle the wide array of inner experiences that early therapists encounter. I also work with established therapists, post-degree, who are seeking to hone their clinical case conceptualization skills, their understanding of what they are bringing to their work, or to go more deeply into understanding how to work within a particular model of psychotherapy.

Supervision and Case Consultation provide ways to learn more about clients, but perhaps more importantly, a safe place to explore what the therapist is bringing to his or her clients, and how to help the therapist become more effective. My approach mirrors my psychotherapy approach, as I believe that in all aspects of human behavior, we bring forward into new situations what we have learned and experienced over time. Supervision is one way to identify what old patterns of belief, emotion and response are being brought forward into the therapist's work, and how the therapist can begin to identify these patterns, set them aside, and enter the real-life clinical encounter more fully. When therapists can achieve this level of self-awareness, they find that they are providing very high levels of care to their clients, and their therapy work is quite powerful and effective.

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