My Experience


Supervision Style and Philosophy

In any supervision relationship, creating trust, having a strong sense of curiosity and a willingness to learn are important in developing our craft. I believe that both psychotherapy and clinical supervision are a creative and dynamic combination of science and art. We intertwine current research and a thoughtful, discerning knowledge base with emotional sensitivity and intuition, with the goals of helping and continued learning for all involved.

My supervision, therapy and teaching styles are very collaborative as I work to create inclusive discussions about clinical matters. I believe that a significant role for any supervisor is teaching. With my combined therapy, supervision, and counselor education experiences, it’s nice to be conversant on a wide range of clinical topics and perspectives. My supervision specialty is helping new and experienced professionals find their strengths and to develop their unique clinical abilities.

I am well trained and have experience in supervising within a variety of clinical approaches, evidence based practices, and clinical intervention styles. An advantage of supervising others in community mental health is having the opportunity and direct experience with a wide range of clinical issues. I can understand and help with a diversity of client presentations, family styles and configurations, ages, gender considerations, socio-economic backgrounds, as well as many other considerations, demographic factors, and, of course, DSM-V diagnostics.


Logistics

According to Oregon state licensure guidelines, each Supervisee Intern is required to complete two hours of Clinical Supervision in any single month that they deliver up to 45 clinical hours. Three hours of Clinical Supervision per month are necessary for anything above 45 hours of direct service. Those two or three monthly hours can be comprised of up to 50% group supervision, with a limit of up to six supervisees in any group, or be completed individually. The supervision sessions must be held in separate weeks during the given month.

Further Counseling and Clinical Supervision experience

I have worked with clients and families with substance abuse and addiction impacts. I am strong in Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Motivational Interviewing interventions, all within a Family Systems orientation. I have training in Psychodynamic theory and therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Seeking Safety, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also have extensive training and experience in psychological assessment, evaluation and testing. I particularly enjoy the use of projective drawings and using play and art activities, both in psychotherapy and, when helpful, in clinical supervision.

As a practicing Senior Risk Manager in a community mental health setting, I have developed skills and a keen awareness of Ethics in practice. I regularly consult with and provide confidential professional assistance to other professionals facing clinical, ethical, and other challenging circumstances.

While always new and challenging, a unique joy of a career in professional psychology is the range of possibility. I’ve learned that being open to new ideas, alternative frames, and other’s experiences is the foundation of Humanistic counseling and sound clinical supervision. While no one can be familiar with all treatment approaches and perspectives, I endeavor to be open-minded, flexible, and willing to learn. I’ve supervised many others who go on to practice well beyond my trainings and experiences. I’m happy to say that I’ve learned from each person when we’ve developed a strong supervision relationship. I hope, and expect, that will always be the case.

My Experience


Supervision Style and Philosophy

In any supervision relationship, creating trust, having a strong sense of curiosity and a willingness to learn are important in developing our craft. I believe that both psychotherapy and clinical supervision are a creative and dynamic combination of science and art. We intertwine current research and a thoughtful, discerning knowledge base with emotional sensitivity and intuition, with the goals of helping and continued learning for all involved.

My supervision, therapy and teaching styles are very collaborative as I work to create inclusive discussions about clinical matters. I believe that a significant role for any supervisor is teaching. With my combined therapy, supervision, and counselor education experiences, it’s nice to be conversant on a wide range of clinical topics and perspectives. My supervision specialty is helping new and experienced professionals find their strengths and to develop their unique clinical abilities.

I am well trained and have experience in supervising within a variety of clinical approaches, evidence based practices, and clinical intervention styles. An advantage of supervising others in community mental health is having the opportunity and direct experience with a wide range of clinical issues. I can understand and help with a diversity of client presentations, family styles and configurations, ages, gender considerations, socio-economic backgrounds, as well as many other considerations, demographic factors, and, of course, DSM-V diagnostics.


Logistics

According to Oregon state licensure guidelines, each Supervisee Intern is required to complete two hours of Clinical Supervision in any single month that they deliver up to 45 clinical hours. Three hours of Clinical Supervision per month are necessary for anything above 45 hours of direct service. Those two or three monthly hours can be comprised of up to 50% group supervision, with a limit of up to six supervisees in any group, or be completed individually. The supervision sessions must be held in separate weeks during the given month.

Further Counseling and Clinical Supervision experience

I have worked with clients and families with substance abuse and addiction impacts. I am strong in Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Motivational Interviewing interventions, all within a Family Systems orientation. I have training in Psychodynamic theory and therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Seeking Safety, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also have extensive training and experience in psychological assessment, evaluation and testing. I particularly enjoy the use of projective drawings and using play and art activities, both in psychotherapy and, when helpful, in clinical supervision.

As a practicing Senior Risk Manager in a community mental health setting, I have developed skills and a keen awareness of Ethics in practice. I regularly consult with and provide confidential professional assistance to other professionals facing clinical, ethical, and other challenging circumstances.

While always new and challenging, a unique joy of a career in professional psychology is the range of possibility. I’ve learned that being open to new ideas, alternative frames, and other’s experiences is the foundation of Humanistic counseling and sound clinical supervision. While no one can be familiar with all treatment approaches and perspectives, I endeavor to be open-minded, flexible, and willing to learn. I’ve supervised many others who go on to practice well beyond my trainings and experiences. I’m happy to say that I’ve learned from each person when we’ve developed a strong supervision relationship. I hope, and expect, that will always be the case.