Sometimes supervisees are unsure about what supervision is and/or what they should get out of the process. Hours upon hours and several thousands of dollars later, some supervisees find themselves in an amorphous abyss in search of clinical guidance, professional support, and a clear roadmap to certification. This workshop addresses several critical components of supervision and invites participants to compare and contrast traits and skills needed for professional growth. Moreover, the workshop uses a social justice and feminist framework and hosts discussions about clinical empowerment and the use of self as a tool for the supervisor, supervisee, and possibly the client served.
By the end of hour, participants will be able to
- Identify two clinical orientations toward supervision
- Compare and contrast supervisor and supervisee traits needed for growth and empowerment during supervision.
- Discuss the utility of exploring countertransference and the use of self during supervision
- Describe the constructs of safety, code switching, and social justice in supervision
- Distinguish between supervision and mentoring and discuss the notion of clinical empowerment.