Looking for Professional Supervision?
Part of maintaining registration as a therapist, in a professional body or association, is that you are required to submit with your renewal or application a certain number of supervision hours each year and if an employee of an organisation, it is probably a stipulation of the contract.
Supervision contributes substantially to ensuring effective and efficient therapeutic practices for your client, attending clinical supervision helps maintain, professional ethics and legal requirements and appropriate boundaries.
Cas values the benefits of supervision and what it can bring to you as a therapist and therefore, ensures that you are the best therapist you can be for your clients and for your profession as a whole.
Supervision is available for all trainee therapists, right through to experienced practitioners working within the counselling supervision, psychotherapy or hypnotherapy professions on a one on one basis (face to face or online on Skype), in a group setting for group supervision or within an organisational setting, following the appropriate framework and guidelines, codes of ethics and legislation.
Supervision is the provision of a supportive and challenging environment for the supervisee to grow and develop professionally in a legal and ethical way. Working under supervision simply means that the counsellor, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist or therapist utilizes the services of another, more experienced therapist to review their work practices with clients and professional development as a whole and their personal well-being.
It is vital to the growth of all therapists on all levels to continue to develop for the benefit of their clients, themselves and the service they are delivering regardless of the current experience level of the therapist.
What is Supervision?
Supervision’s primary purpose is to empower the therapist to grow and develop in a safe and secure environment with the assistance and guidance of an experienced practitioner.
The role of the supervisor is to inform the supervisee of legal, ethical, privacy and professional policies and guidelines and encouragement for the therapist to develop new skills and enhance the current abilities, including self-reflection, self-awareness, self-care, ongoing learning and professional development.
Who Needs Supervision?
ALL counsellors, hypnotherapists and therapists, regardless of their level of experience need supervision (with a recognised supervisor present). It is an essential part of growth and development and is designed to protect and provide the best available skills and professional development for the benefit of the client, the therapist and the therapeutic profession as a whole.
What is Supervision?
Supervision is the process whereby a therapist can discuss and explore with an experienced therapist in a safe and secure environment to assist in the identification of any behavioural and/or psychological changes in the therapist that could be due to an inability to manage with issues of one or more clients.
It is also the role of the supervisor to challenge any practices and inform the supervisee of any applicable and alternative theories, therapies and/or new practices, as well as changes within the industry, including any legal and ethical requirements and/or legislation.
Supervision is a relationship of trust and respect where the supervisor supports whilst also challenging the supervisee to self-reflect on their practice in a safe and encouraging environment.
The supervisory relationship is a regular, safe and supportive relationship that enables reflection of practice, whilst promoting learning and growth.
Supervision is a professional service, rather than a managerial role, supervision and management are entirely separate roles and the supervisor acts not as a “boss” but rather as a “consultant and mentor”.
Within the safety of supervision, a supervisee is encouraged to stretch beyond their reach, by embracing uncertainty and learning from experiences and therefore, continuing to develop a trust in one’s own ability and intuition.
The Process of Supervision
The first session of supervision is an induction session which normally takes between 60 to 90 minutes, each session thereafter is between 30 and 60 minutes. In the induction session the supervision contract is reviewed and agreed upon, which covers, however, is not limited to requirements and guidelines including: Informed Consent, Policies and Contractual Requirements, Professional Disclosure Statement and Models of Supervision.
Cas is a Registered Clinical Supervisor with:
Cas is a member of the ACA College of Supervisors, as well as being a Registered Clinical Supervisor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), the Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA) the Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (AACHP), the Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS) and the International Society of Counselling and Clinical Supervisors (ISOCCS), Cas has also been recognised as a Clinical Supervisor with the Australasian Ego State Therapy Association (AESTA) by the Board of Examiners as well as with Resource Therapy International Association (The Emmerson Method of Ego State Therapy).
For More Information, Availability and Appointments:
Please Contact CaS Therapy on (03) 9397 0010 stating your enquiry is regarding Supervision or via email by completing the form on the Contact CaS Therapy Page
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