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Consultation & Supervision

With 33 years of experience in the field, providing services in a wide range of settings, and being trained in supervision/consultation has allowed me to give back to the field. In the area of consultation, mental health professionals, sport psychologists, life coaches, psychiatrists, physical medicine professionals can seek out my suggestions on how to improve their clinical work. The process is educational in nature, but to some degree I will talk about thoughts and feelings the professional is having about the particular issue they are seeking help with. I am a firm believer in the “helper” being aware of their own fears, doubts, insecurities that maybe interfering with the ability to help others most effectively. In general, consultation involves speaking with me about a particular patient/client to help with ethical/legal issues or when the health care provider is encountering an impasse in the treatment process.

The area of supervision is specific to those working on hours toward licensure. This process involves my evaluating areas of strengths and growing edges to help the supervisee develop the skill set to expand their areas of competence. For example, learning to work with injured athletes, helping athletes with chronic pain, learning to effectively work with people with drug/alcohol addiction, how to incorporate spirituality into the treatment process, and how to use one’s own feelings as valuable information when helping others. I frequently suggest that the supervisee be involved in his/her own personal therapy. There is no substitute to learning how to help others change in a loving way then to be the patient/client. You will find the process to be humbling, and if in the right hands, an experience so profound you will never take for granted the impact you can have on a person’s life.

Below are some of the areas I am available to provide consultation and supervision:

  • Teaching health care providers how to supervise.

  • Educating about the importance of one’s own therapy to become more aware of counter-transference feelings and behaviors.

  • Understanding the difference between ethical principles and standards.

  • Knowing mental health law and how to handle high-risk patients.

  • For sport psychologists, how to walk the ethical tight rope involved in working with a system, i.e. athletic department and how to define roles and maintain boundaries.

  • For sport psychologists, expand one’s repertoire to work with athletes who have a drug/alcohol addiction, dual diagnosis, come from a family where there was active alcohol/drug use, deal with the management of chronic pain subsequent to injury, adjustment to retirement from sport, etc.

  • Help with compassion fatigue and burnout through the identification of a self-care program.

  • Consultation with business professionals to assist with performance, communication skills, meditation, team building, organizational issues.

  • Understand how the therapists personal experience with betrayal in the past plays out in the therapy process.

"The great illusion of leadership is to think that man can be led out of the desert by someone who has never been there."

Henri J.M. Nouwen

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