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

Do What You Can (within reason)

There is so much to do and so little time This is a time in my life and in the lives of many other’s wherein stress, challenge and opportunity abound. My concerns include, but are not limited to, the following: the state of our democracy (i.e. the Supreme Court nomination process & hearings); social concerns … Read more

If You Want More, Stop Accepting Less

Victimized? This week I had the great fortune of engaging in meaningful dialogue with a group of my supervisees. There were many topics up for discussion but one really captured my attention – “How do we find work in the field that is not traumatizing?” This may seem like a loaded question, but I don’t … Read more