"March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path."
- Kahlil Gibran
Consultation and SupervisionQ:What is the difference between supervision and consultation?
A: There is a big difference between supervision and consultation although some people might incorrectly use the terms interchangeably. If I am your clinical supervisor, I am legally responsible for your cases. This is a responsibility I take very seriously. We are both making a commitment to your professional development and the well-being of your clients. If I am your clinical consultant, I am not responsible for your clinical decisions. I can give you suggestions, but it is up to you to decide whether to follow my suggestions or not.
Q:What can I expect?
A: If you are interested in clinical supervision, we will meet to see if we are a good fit. If we agree to work together, I will have you sign a supervision agreement that describes our mutual responsibilities. We will meet on a regular basis at my office. I may ask you to attend specific continuing education activities, read books and articles, bring in audio or video tapes, etc. One of the challenges about supervising in private practice is that our offices are rarely in the same building. It can be very comforting for new therapists to know that their supervisor is right down the hall way. Since we won't have that luxury, I will give you my home, cell and office phone numbers, so that I am as accessible to you as possible. I am an approved supervisor so your hours of supervision will count towards licensure. If you are interested in clinical case consultation, we can meet regularly or on an as needed basis, whichever will work better for you.
Q:How much does it cost?
A: My fee is $150 per hour.
Q:How do I become an approved supervisor?
A: You can find the answer to that question by clicking this link to the Supervision section of my website.
Continuing EducationQ:How do I register for one of your workshops?
A: The sponsoring organization handles all registration questions. You can register by clicking the link to the organization listed on the training page.
Q:In what areas do you currently train?
A: I offer trainings on becoming an approved supervisor in the state of Washington, law and ethics, addictions and Axis II diagnoses, differential diagnosis, the clinical implications of giftedness, and private practice development. I am interested in human development and the development of psychotherapists. I am also interested in social policy and changes in the WAC that shape our clinical practice.
Q:How do I arrange for a training for my organization or agency?
A: You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can discuss your organization's training needs and how I might be helpful.
Q:How can I be notified of your future training sessions?
A: I will be glad to notify you via email about my trainings. If you email me I'll add you to my notification list. I will not give or sell your email address to anyone.