SUPERVISION, CONSULTATION AND MENTORING AAMFT CANDIDATES
SUPERVISION FOR MFT Interns/Candidates/Associates I supervise because I have a passion for teaching and nurturing others into becoming the most authentic version of themselves as therapists, counselors and healers. Additionally, I am a certified AAMFT (American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists) Approved Supervisor.
My supervisory style is direct though empathic, strength based, reliable, professional, encouraging and compassionate. I aim to create a safe learning space while including humor, authenticity and presence. Using a Somatic, Transpersonal and Systems framework, I encourage my supervisees to find and follow their intuition balanced with learning AAMFT core competencies, logic, theory, legal and ethical sense. I appreciate using audio recordings and video of trainee/intern work when available. I am detailed and conscious of following best practices for progress and process notes and HIPAA compliant records.
Receive needed supervision hours to become licensed clinicians
Develop your own treatment model that will guide your clinical work
Learn clinical competencies that will strengthen your work with couples and families
Practice somatic and other mindfulness interventions that will deepen your work with couples and families
Guide you while you prepare to take your licensing exam and send in Behavioral Health Board applications
Engage in systems theory discussions
Understand couple dynamics and family of origin wounds
Better understand concepts of change
Learn how to write and improve progress notes and treatment plans
Understand polyvagal theory
Learn about early development attachment issues
Case presentation practice and feedback
Individual Supervision can be done weekly or every two weeks. Group Supervision meets 1-3 times per month for 2 hours.
Special resources I offer: In former careers, I held positions in more traditionally corporate settings such as an Associate Creative Director, Art Director, Marketing Consultant and Journalist which allows me to offer a certain professionalism, advertising and marketing savvy to my trainees/interns. As a yoga instructor, practitioner, former Unity Sunday school teacher and long time meditator, I offer teaching, Somatic awareness and mindfulness including transpersonal and spiritual concepts to my work and relationships.
CONSULTATION FOR THERAPISTS
Working in the mental health field can be isolating. In consultation, I work with early-career therapists who are growing their practice or deepening into their approach and honing their niché. I also work with therapists who are transitioning from part-time to full-time private practice or aiming to leave agency work. For more experienced therapists, I offer guidance on conscious uncoupling, working somatically, understanding Polyvagal theory and the science behind co-regulated touch. I am willing to consult as needed, or establish a weekly or bi-weekly cadence to establish the support you need.
MENTORSHIP FOR AAMFT SUPERVISOR CANDIDATES
My approach to Mentoring is similar to what is described above with the same fee structure and less hand holding. Supervision mentoring is a service provided by a current AAMFT Approved Supervisor & Clinical Fellow to a supervisor candidate as part of the training requirements for the Approved Supervisor designation. This has also been referred to as supervision of supervision. The major focus in supervision mentoring is on the development of the supervisor candidate’s supervisory skills as opposed to a primary focus on trainees’ client situations. This experience should include live or recorded supervision sessions, and may include no more than three supervisor candidates per session if done in a group. Mentoring may occur via real-time technology-assisted means, like video, that are congruent with AAMFT ethics. COST: Contact me to inquire about current rates.