Trust and the Cultivation of Professional Identity

A fundamental aspect of professional ethics in any profession rests upon the trustworthiness of the individuals providing the services. Being a professional means in part that you will put the needs and rights of the individuals being served ahead of your own. That does not mean that the service professional should be self-sacrificing. Instead it … Read more

What People Want For Us

What’s Possible What we want for ourselves is in large part dependent on what we think is possible. Wanting is equally hopeful and vulnerable. So much so that many of us cut off from “want” in order to reduce the anxiety it provokes. As challenging as wanting for ourselves can be….what others want for us … Read more

Post Graduate Clinical Supervision Ethics

The professional development of mental health clinicians after graduate school rests heavily on the quality of their clinical work experience and the support provided to that supervisee/clinician from their employers and their clinical supervisors. The process of becoming a therapist (or more specifically a psychotherapist – counselor, clinical social worker or marriage and family therapist) … Read more

3 Keys to Professional Development

Professional development isn’t only about continuing education. Yes, learning is a part of development, but it is not the development itself. A person can gain information and still lack the requisite wisdom with regard to applying what they learned. In my experience there are some clear keys to professional development that directly impact the cultivation … Read more