You've worked hard to get this point. Now let's complete your preparation with quality clinical supervision to deepen and advance your career.
Good, solid clinical supervision is essential, not only for completing your training, but for the ongoing process of becoming an excellent therapist.
I'm now accepting pre-licensed and licensed social workers, counselors, and MFTs for supervision toward licensure as well as supervision and/or consultation for clinicians who work independently.
What will we cover in supervision?Some topics are standard to good supervision, but much of what we discuss will be tailored to your personal interests and areas of desired growth. Core subjects include current clinical practice concerns, therapeutic skill building, personal process, professional development and self-care, as well as issues related to current employment, ethics, and social justice. From there training is individualized according to my understanding of a provider's personality and learning style, level of development as a therapist, and his or her stated needs, preferences, and feedback.
What is your clinical background?I've worked alongside families and individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, skill sets, prefences, needs, experiences, and circumstances, helping them to cultivate their ability to develop and thrive. In my work with traditionally underserved populations, I've gained expertise working with people of all ages (small children to elders) as well as a variety of gender identities and sexual preferences, ethnicities, and cultural and social backgrounds. I have a personal interest and life experience in the area of understanding unique impacts surrounding multiracial identity in today's society. I've also worked and supervised clinicians in school-based positions, and managed school-based mental health programs. Trauma-informed care is a passion of mine, and I integrate my knowledge and training in this area into clinical supervision and consultation with both professionals and agencies.
What's your philosophy and approach in working with people?My overall perspective is grounded in equity and inclusion principles. I have a collaborative and relaxed interpersonal style, always seeking to maintain a transparent dialogue agout the process of therapy. I also integrate a variety of trauma-and attachment-informed, strengths-based, solution-focused, narrative, and family systems-inclusive methods in my work. I see my role as catalytic, helping individuals and families to build on their strengths, life experiences, and successes to resolve a wide range of life challenges as well as psychological and interpersonal issues.
What are your training and qualifications?I'm a licensed clinical social worker with forty years' experience serving in both public and private sectors within the Portland metro area and surrounding rural communities. For more than thirty of my years in practice I've also had the privilege of providing teaching, oversight, and consultation to both licensed and pre-licensed clinicians. I'm certified by Oregon boards of Clinical Social Workers (BCSW), Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists to provide clinical supervision in the State of Oregon. TRAINING BS Sociology, UC Berkeley (1972) Master's in Social Work, Portland State University (1979) Certified Trauma Therapist LICENSURE INFORMATON Licensed Clinical Social Worker (1981 L555 - Oregon
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