Supervision For Professional Practice
For Psychotherapists, Allied Health Roles, Educators, Frontline Workers, Alternative Practitioners, Individuals and Groups
Competitive rates for Psychotherapists, Students and Allied Health Professionals
Our Supervisors are accredited with either the Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (I.A.C.P.) or the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (B.A.C.P)
Day And Evening Appointments Available.
Dublin City Location, Ample Parking & Easy Access To N3/N4/M50
Welcome To Supervision 4 All
Supervision4all is an initiative set up by a team of Psychotherapists and Supervisors who use ideas from therapeutic thinking to help and support staff in a number of settings. Between us we have over forty years’ experience of providing support and clinical supervision in a variety of educational, health, public and private settings in both Ireland and the UK.
Our founding ethos is that supervision is the bedrock of good professional practice.
Aside from Psychotherapists we recommend supervision to anyone providing therapeutically based services or engaged in roles that can be relationally complex and challenging at times, for example…
Allied Health Professionals – nurses, midwives,doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, palliative carers, chaplains.
Educators – teachers, teaching assistants
Alternative Practitioners – homeopaths, acupuncturists
Frontline Workers – social workers, addiction workers, social care workers
What Is Supervision?
Supervision is by far the most important support for the work of Psychotherapy and Professional Practices. It is necessary to safeguard clients, to enhance effective practice, to support practitioners and to act as a quality control mechanism for all caring professions.
Supervision offers you a critical reflective space in which to develop your practice and so benefits client safety.
A competent and skillful Supervisor creates a learning environment that supports this reflective practice.
What Are The Benefits Of Supervision?
Aside from the above professional benefits, on a personal level Supervision can lower stress, enabling you to think more clearly.
It encourages and supports the recognition and therefore the defusing of strong or negative feelings and reduces the risk of indirect traumatisation.
Sometimes it can be the first place that non-work-related problems that may impact on work are acknowledged. It helps to develop resilience and increase job satisfaction.
How To Choose A Supervisor
When choosing a supervisor, it is crucial to be mindful of what you want to get from the relationship.
Are you a trainee seeking your first supervisor?
Are you newly qualified and seeking a change?
Or are you an experienced practitioner looking for more of a challenge?
Your supervisory needs may change as your experience develops. You should also consider your therapeutic modality and consider the theoretical position of the supervisor you choose.
Important details to bear in mind when choosing a supervisor –
Choose a supervisor who is suitably qualified and accredited.
It is important that they hold the correct accreditation for your own accreditation body as this may determine you getting/ keeping your own accreditation.
Are they available, within reason for the times / days you require and within an acceptable commute? Do they offer emergency support by Skype or telephone?
Although the cost is an important factor sometimes lower cost means you don’t get what you need. Individual supervision is normally the most desirable but don’t rule out group supervision as this can be an inexpensive means of availing of supervision. Supervision is an important investment in your professional practice.
Individual supervision is a one-to-one encounter between a supervisor and a supervisee.
This can be completed face-to-face, by telephone, and more recently by skype.
The latter is a relatively new area and requires additional attention in relation to relevant practical, ethical and legal issues.
Once you and your supervisor have decided on a working contract, the work can begin. The role of the supervisee is to learn to reflect in ever deepening ways.
Group supervision is an opportunity to make use of a reflective space in an economic and accessible way. Group supervision can take place within an agency, a training course or on a private basis.
For Psychotherapists a supervision group is an opportunity to meet equals interested in looking at therapeutic clinical cases and to learn from each other.
The advantage of group supervision is that the supervisee gets the benefit of feedback from peers as well as learning from the variety of work that is presented by others in the group. There is an additional sense of support that comes from belonging to a small community of peers.
Role Support Supervision
The role of the professional is forever changing and, in our performance driven pressured work environments, it’s important to have a safe, respectful and tolerant space to talk through work related issues (e.g. the impact of the work, collegial / staff dynamics).
It is essential for staff involved in caring roles to have a space to think about the anxieties stirred up and the effect of these anxieties on our work. Our feelings as workers matter and we need to be able to reflect on our experiences without worrying that to do so is a sign of failure or a waste of time.
Role support Supervision provides this opportunity.
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