I offer individual supervision for therapists at all levels and stages of their professional careers. I trained as a clinical supervisor for several years with Natasha Prenn, Senior faculty of the AEDP Institute, who with Diana Fosha wrote the APA Clinical Supervision Essentials book Supervision Essentials for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. My supervisees express great enjoyment and satisfaction in the experience of supervision. AEDP promotes an approach which is exploratory, supportive, and enhancing, rather than evaluative.
Even before my AEDP training, I'd also had many years of extensive experience helping clinicians develop their skills. For the past eight years I have specialized in supervising those with an interest in AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), but I've been a generalist for more than 30 years, and "speak" various therapeutic languages, including Solution Oriented, Narrative, EMDR, and Mindfulness Practice. Supervision may be weekly, monthly, or occasionally, depending upon your interest and need.
As AEDP faculty, hours spent meeting with me contribute to your Certification with the Institute as an AEDP therapist or supervisor, and I can help you navigate the requirements and prepare your work to present to the faculty. (Please note: the Institute requires that clinicians applying for Certification in AEDP be Licensed in the state where they practice.) My fee for individual supervision attempts to recognize that with a global community there are very different economies represented. Rates for local clinicians will be $150, with flexibility. Rates for "remote" supervisees will be $20 (US) more than that clinician's highest rate per hour in their own locality. This will enable me to set realistic fees for those in my own community and those in areas where the clinical rates are lower.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss how I might be helpful for you: to grow your practice; to learn new skills; to work towards AEDP Certification; to support your work towards licensing.
AEDP supervision takes its cues from AEDP’s therapeutic model: collaborative, generous, affirming. Humans learn best in conditions where they feel safe and able to be curious and exploratory. Many clinicians have experiences of shaming and criticism during their early training; the experience of a different kind of supervision can be healing as well as educational. AEDP training and supervision relies on videotaped sessions of work with clients. The focus is less on case formulation than upon development of the clinician’s confidence and competence. If a clinician is not yet videotaping their work, I am glad to offer assistance getting the process rolling.
The synergy created in *group* supervision offers an entirely different level of growth to participants. Sharing our work with other therapists, while it may feel daunting at first, turns out to be a joyful and rewarding process. Each of my supervision groups find themselves forming a little community of support and encouragement; members of the groups report that their work with clients is increasingly effective as they learn from one another, and take the sense of support back into their practices. Groups are composed of four or five members, meeting either once or twice a month, usually for two hours.