Professional Development

Professional Development includes business consultation services as well as clinical supervision.    Psychotherapy is both an inexact science and an art form.  Its practice comes with a great deal of responsibility.   A therapist’s commitment to continued study and self-development ensures that clients and patients receive the best possible treatments and services currently available.  The therapist must be willing to engage in a constant learning process as well as maintain a position of neutrality and compassion for the needs of their patients.

Providing professional development services to colleagues and peers is done so, not for the purpose of self-promotion but rather for the intent of “giving forward”.

“Do good work and the rest will follow.”    – William McLaren, LCSW

 

Consultation Services

Consultation services can range from helping a therapist begin or build a practice to helping a non-profit agency enhance its services, improve compliance, and broaden its referral base.  Growing a practice, especially in an age of electronic media networks, requires an individual to take an inventory of their strengths and interests and communicating them in ways that are both engaging and available to their desired populations(s).

Our clinical training did not teach us to do this.  Practice building requires a combination of creativity and confidence and seeking help when one or both falter.

 

Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision affords the therapist the opportunity to view both their patients and themselves in alternative ways.  It is the chance to revisit the relationship with the patient or a confounding situation and develop a fresh approach that will expand the treatment possibilities.  Transference and counter-transference are components that we work with throughout our therapy careers and no one is too experienced to further examine them in a treatment relationship.  Our patients’ growth, as well as our own, continually goes hand in hand.

 

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