Clinical Supervision

As from Autumn 2016, Emma will be offering clinical supervision to trainee and qualified Play and Creative Arts therapists as well as to support staff and other professionals such as residential care staff, support workers, teachers and so on.

What is Clinical Supervision?

Clinical supervision is seen as complementary to, but separate from, managerial supervision, which is about monitoring and appraising the performance of staff. The purpose of clinical supervision is to provide a safe and confidential environment for staff to reflect on and discuss their work and their personal and professional responses to their work. The focus is on supporting staff in their personal and professional development and in reflecting on their practice. Skills for Care (2007) define ‘supervision’ as “an accountable process which supports, assures and develops the knowledge skills and values of an individual group or team”.

Clinical Supervision is an opportunity for practitioners to;

  • Reflect on and review their practice
  • Discuss individual cases at length
  • Explore their own responses to their work and ensure they are practising safely
  • Identify training or continuing professional development needs
  • Keep up to date with developments within the profession
  • Have a supporting relationship with a therapist with wider experience.

If you are interested in becoming a supervisee, or having Emma be part of your supervision process at your organisation, please get in touch.