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.
Dr. James Wadley is Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Human Services Program at The Lincoln University. As a scholar-practitioner, he is a licensed professional counselor and maintains a private practice in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is the founding editor of the scholarly, interdisciplinary journal, the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships (University of Nebraska Press). He is also the founder and Principal of the Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians and his professional background in human sexuality education and educational leadership has enabled him to galvanize scholars and practitioners in the field of sexology across the world.
Dr. Wadley received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Educational Leadership and Human Sexuality Education. He earned a Master of Science in Education in School Psychology from the University of Kentucky after completing his BA in Psychology from Hampton University. Finally, he holds a clinical postgraduate certificate from Thomas Jefferson University/Council for Relationships in Philadelphia and several other state certifications that enable him to be one of the nation’s best marriage, family, and sexuality clinicians.