Clinical Supervision Across Professions
Clinical supervision is a requirement for all accredited therapists. It is also a requirment for those working towards accreditation and students who are working with clients as part of their training in counselling, psychotherapy and other therapy training models.
All therapists need to receive supervision and engage in the supervisory process. Bridget”s training is in supervision across professions, qualifing her to provide supervision to nurses, social workers or any professional seeking supervision to enhance their work.
Supervision is for the therapist to talk about, reflect on and explore their work, as well as their on-going professional development. Supervision can also be seen as a form of education and guidance.
Why is Supervision Necessary?
Supervision is a compulsary requirement for a member of an accredited body. It ensures that the therapist is professional in their work and is keeping up to date with personal development. Supervision is necessary to provide the opportunity for the therapist to ensure that they are meeting the needs of those they are working with, It allows therapists to talk about various aspects of their work so that an objective person can hear it, provide feedback on it, question it where required, and finally affirm it.
This also serves the clients, as it is fundamentally their needs which are paramount in the supervision process. Supervision does not exist to find fault in the work of any therapist but to ensure that the therapist is fully aware of themselves and the impact that their work has on them.
Therapists can be affected by their work and the risk of burnout is always a strong consideration in self-care. Some work can be traumatic for therapists, some can even find that their work becomes more difficult as personal changes or issues arise in their lives. If therapists are not fully aware of the impact on them, it could limit their ability to provide for their client.
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DIP, MIACP, SEP, BCST
About Bridget Haren
Bridget offers Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Somatic Therapy and Magdalena Healing Sessions. Her many qualifications include counselling, meditation and visualization. Read more about Bridget
087 939 2197