Clinical Supervision

celtic-knot-pattern-12Psychotherapy is a profession in  which we clinicians are challenged at the deepest level to “be the lesson that  we teach,” and to embody the healing we hope to facilitate. We learn the skills of our clinical  profession in a variety of educational settings, and then we hone those skills  on the front lines of clinical practice.  But on a deeper level, we know  we are being continually, sometimes disturbingly, confronted with our own  stories in the story of every client we encounter.

My emphasis on working with  symbolic content, and in teaching these skills to my supervises, is based on  my deep conviction that symbolic content work is one of the most effective ways  to facilitate healing in the stories that our clients bring us, and in our own  stories as well.

In my opinion, clinical supervision  is the best place for us to safely consider ourselves as the wounded healers we  must inevitably be.  A good supervision allows us to grow as individuals  as well as therapists, thereby enabling us to evolve in every aspect of our  psyches and our lives, as well as in our clinical work.