Clinical Supervisor Preparedness

The Supervisor’s Field of Knowing There are important elements of clinical supervision that are sacrificed on the altar of focusing on cases.¬†You can’t reasonably know everything that matters about every case. As a supervisor you will only know… what you are told about a case, how it is told, and what you observe about your … Read more

The Battle Within

Compliments, Praise and Applause Few things tell me more about a person than how they respond to compliments, praise and applause. There are a multitude of reactions, I am sure, but these are the two that stand out to me most: People who embrace praise and let it wash over them. They might even agree … Read more

The Gift of Staycations

What is a Staycation? The way that I define a staycation may be different than how others might define it. A staycation is when I take a break from my work schedule and allow myself to take a break. I don’t schedule work related appointments during staycation. I use the term staycation because I don’t … Read more

The Audacity of Privilege

The Messengers Today I had an exchange with a black woman who is a fellow counselor. In our dialogue she made a statement aligned with a very privileged perspective. My initial reaction was shock. But then when I considered the limited information I had about this fellow counselor and her apparent limited information about me, … Read more