Bi-Weekly Facilitated Supervision Group
Join with other dedicated professionals to explore current issues in your practice as well as your professional and personal growth.
When: 2 hours, bi-weekly on Monday mornings. Group meets from September until June.
Where: Online Platform
Who: Therapists / Counselors (of all disciplines) Body Workers (such as Massage, SE, Trauma) and Psychologists. The broader the range of work represented in group, the larger the pool of knowledge and experience.
Now accepting new members!
Individual Supervision also available
Topics covered in group are (but not limited to):
Ethics, Laws, and Best Practices
Challenges with Private Practice
Working with Insurances
Specific Clinical Issues
Looking at Transference and Counter-transference
Exploring Modalities and Interventions
Sharing Learnings from Continuing Education
Pracitioner Self Care
Why would I choose a facilitated supervision group when I already participate in peer supervision?
I like peer supervision. But personally, I find peer supervision often lacks the structure and commitment I prefer. I thrive when group supervision is a combination of shared struggles and empowerment. Many times in peer supervision, because of time constraints and work overload, it can be a place to vent and get some support, but does not balance it with self care, growth, and personal reflection. Because I find this balance so helpful, I wish to create that space for others.
Understanding Supervision Terms in Mental Health
What is clinical supervision?
Supervision is a term that therapists use to define what type of support they receive while learning and practicing their profession. But just because supervision is required for therapists, it does not mean it does not have benefits that everyone can access.
When a student is getting their Masters degree in a psychology based field, they are require a certain amount of supervision hours. This is one on one time with a licensed therapist to discuss ethical issues, cases, and brainstorm.
When a student has graduated and is working toward licensure, they are required to have more supervision hours.
After a therapist has their license, each state has different requirements to maintain a license. One requirement is on-going supervision.
Supervision can be provided within a job or internship. Other times, especially for those in private practice or at the head of their agency, outside supervision is obtained.
Peer supervision group: a group of licensed professionals meet (without a designated supervisor of the group) and provide support, feedback, and resource info to each other.
Facilitated supervision group: a group of licensed professionals or pre-license therapists meet, under the guidance of a designated supervisor. While the group provides support and feedback to each other, the supervisor is responsible for the structure and dynamics, as well as ethical responsibilities (outlined by their Board of Mental Health in their state.)
Individual supervision: one on one meetings with a licensed professional, either pre-license or post. When pre-license, the supervisee practices with guidance under the license of the supervisor. For licensed practitioners seeking supervision, the supervisee practices under their own license, but the supervisor has some responsibility, but not full responsibility, as outlined by the Board and codes of ethics.
* Note: In New Hampshire, supervisors take a specific workshop and are listed on the Board of Mental Health's list of Approved Supervisors.