During our supervision sessions together, we will meet individually and/or in a group setting on a weekly basis. You will be asked to discuss difficulties you're experiencing with current clients. You might be asked to bring in case notes or other means of counselor client interaction. Feedback will be provided including guidance on specific counseling techniques, diagnosis, ethics and theoretical approaches.
As a clinician, I use a collaborative, creative approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapies, which I also use and promote in supervision. As an intern, you will explore several different styles of therapy and is my job to help guide you. Therefore, I encourage the use of a multitude of approaches when working with clients to try out different techniques and discover what works best for you. In addition to discovering a multitude of approaches, we will mainly focus on how to be "with" your client in session.
Each counseling site offers different challenges. As a school counselor, your main focus might be more of a solution-focused approach to help a child in a few sessions whereas an agency or private practice might incorporate more CBT, Adlerian and/or Person Centered approaches with more sessions with clients. Whatever your needs are in supervision, we will tackle each case as they come up.