Humans are social animals, we need one another to be healthy and happy, we need support and connection. As therapists, this is also a matter of staying healthy professionally. Supervision and consultation, whether in a peer setting or a structured professional one, is key in preventing burn out and secondary trauma and in promoting professional growth. It is also an ethical imperative, one which is in the process of being recognized and supported by BCACC (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors).
I have participated in a 36 hour training program for providing supervision to mental health professionals in 2020 and will be pursuing recognition as a clinical supervisor with British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. Prior to 2020, I have had many years of providing consultation and training to mental health professionals, particularly in the area of suicide prevention and working with high risk populations. I offer the full range, from one off consultation (often regarding risk management) to supervision of students and new grads and everything in between. We can tailor our work to your needs.