36 + Hours of Directed Learning in Clinical Supervision!



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36 hours of Directed Learning in Clinical Supervision: Are you a clinical supervisor or thinking about becoming one soon? This training is for you :)!

QUESTIONS? First have a look at all the information provided on this webpage! If you don’t see your answer here, then please feel free to reach out to me via email paulineobrienrp@gmail.com.

Blended format (10 hours synchronous and 26+ hours asynchronous).

ONLINE SCHEDULE: Zoom meetings 5 week group schedule Fridays from September 29th to October 27th 2023 from 10am to 12pm EST (7am – 10am PST)

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This live interactive virtual course will give you the necessarily skills and abilities needed to become an effective and empowered clinical supervisor.

By the end of this 36 hour course you will be able to:

  • integrate models of supervision including post modern, anti-oppressive, decolonizing, feminist and multicultural theories
  • clearly define your philosophy of clinical supervision
  • create a supervision agreement for use with clients
  • measure supervisee progress through the development of evaluation tools
  • receive valuable feedback on your own supervision practice (in-vivo video demonstration required)
  • empower and facilitate discussions and practice surrounding caregiver stress, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout

Benefits of taking this training:

– connecting/ networking with compassionate, like-minded mental health professionals across Canada

-live interactive training with case examples and opportunities to set up private practice supervision paperwork and receive valuable feedback from trainers and colleagues on your current supervision practice

-be part of an anti-oppressive ,decolonizing, feminist empowerment based leadership community

-all participants will have the opportunity to be listed on our empowered clinical supervisor database of qualified supervisors

This course has been pre-approved for 30 CEC hours with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Your facilitator: Pauline O’Brien, Ed.D, CCC-S, CCS-AC, RP

Pauline is the founder of The Compassion Project and is a Registered Psychotherapist as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor-Supervisor and Canadian Clinical Supervisor, Addiction Counsellor with a Doctorate degree in Counselling Psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

For the past 20 years she has been providing counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, families and groups. Her area of practice includes psychotherapy leadership, clinical supervision, interprofessional collaborative mental healthcare, trauma, addiction and Indigenous mental health. Pauline also has extensive teaching and group facilitation experience in both college and university settings. She was the first instructor to facilitate and coordinate a mental health diploma program in Iqaluit, NU where she collaborated with Indigenous communities with the goal of providing culturally informed counsellor training. She is interested in cultivating professional learning communities committed to providing safer spaces in psychotherapy.

Pauline is also the host of a new podcast for counsellors and therapists called THE EMPOWERED SUPERVISOR!

Interview with Dr Madeleine De Little, PhD, CCC, RTC, MTC, RCS The Empowered Supervisor

Thank you Dr Madeleine De Little for a fascinating discussion on trauma therapy and the sand tray. If you would like to get in touch: https://wherewordscannotreach.ca
  1. Interview with Dr Madeleine De Little, PhD, CCC, RTC, MTC, RCS
  2. Interview with Sana Chaudhry, RP
  3. Interview with Michele Mani, RP, CCC Part 2
  4. Interview with Marta Evans, CCC, RP, M.Ed.
  5. Episode 5: Interview with Michele Mani, RP, CCC (Part 1)