Clinical Case Consultation
So you’ve spent years studying and practicing, finally graduated, and you’re ready to step into your new professional identity of Therapist.
Now the real work begins!
This is the time to develop your own professional identity and hone your clinical skills to become a confident and well-rounded practitioner.
In addition to working with clinicians in my private practice, I have been supervising counselling graduate students for the past 8 years as Adjunct Faculty at Adler University (Vancouver Campus). In order to properly support students in various programs, with differing specialties, serving different populations, I have had to become well-versed in multiple modalities and concerns outside of my own daily practice. I am passionate about empowering therapists to discover their own professional identity and support them to meet the unique needs of their clients. That said, there are areas outside of my specialties and will happily refer you to someone else if your needs exceed my experience.
I personally pull from a variety of clinical view points depending on the client’s world view and presenting concerns including EMDR, solution-focused, narrative, family systems, and CBT, however my primary orientation is Emotion-Focused Therapy ( individuals and couples). You can learn more about my clinical training and professional development background here.
Additional supervision specific training includes: Counselling Supervision: Theory and Practice – University of Lethbridge – Blyth Shepard, PhD, Current Approaches to Trauma Treatment for Clinical Supervisors – Leslie Ellis, PhD, Supervising Students Counselling Gender Variant Clients – Wallace Wong, PhD, Minimizing Hetero-normativity in a Clinical Setting – Kevin Osten, PhD, Teaching and Supervising Students working with LGBTQ Clients – Kevin Osten, PhD
What is the difference between Clinical Consultation and Supervision?
Clinical Case Consultation is generally short-term, case specific, and used to provide you with feedback, resources, and a different viewpoint as you work with your clients. Essentially it’s a fresh set of eyes when you’re stuck to discover new ways to work with a concern or discover areas for future training. These sessions may be one-off and only as needed.
Clinical Supervision is a longer term on-going relationship and is more exploratory and self-reflective in nature. The focus is on you, your experiences in session, and areas for clinical growth. I am currently not available for on-going clinical supervision.
I provide case consultation in the following areas:
- Couples Counselling and relationship concerns, including dyadic and multiple partner dynamics (poly / open relationships)
- Sex, intimacy, sexuality, and gender-identity
- Addictions (Assessment, stabilization, and treatment options)
- Adult Children of parents who struggled with Addiction, and/or Narcissistic or Borderline Personality Disorders
- Emotional and Psychological Abuse
- Communication issues, including boundary setting and assertiveness
- Depression and Anxiety Management
- Complex Trauma and PTSD
If you are interested in clinical consultation, please fill out the contact form at the link below:
I also provide Private Practice coaching and business training for Therapists, Counsellors and other Wellness Professionals over at The Business of Helping. There you can learn how to run a practice of your own that empowers, inspires and sustains you and your clients with ease.