What is Clinical Supervision?
Patricia Neal, American Actor
CLINICAL SUPERVISION is a collaborative, transformational process of deepening one’s self-awareness and savvy as a practitioner. Practitioners who work in the deep-end of social work practice know the interpersonal toll and personal sacrifice of constant interface with such vulnerable and high-crisis clients. Effective clinical supervision creates a reflective space where clinicians can take risks, be authentic, learn about both the clinical and ethical dimensions of direct practice, and become wise. It helps them to take stock of their strengths to maximize what makes them resilient.
COACHING AND CLINICAL CONSULTATON. I also work with organizational leaders and seasoned practiitioners who need regular, as needed, or one-time-only coaching or consultation related to professional and clinical challenges. For more information on coaching practices and fees, see Coaching.
How Much Does it Cost?
For new clients needing individual licensure supervision, the fee is $125 per 50 minute session. For folks in the licensure process, there is no charge for completing 6-month reviews unless we need to meet individually about a licensee’s progress or status. (See Supervision Forms.) Invoices are sent monthly through Square Invoicing, a secure online service, and payment is expected within 7 days.
Since 1993 I have offered clinical supervision to new and seasoned clinicians, as well as graduate interns and social workers seeking clinical licensure with the Board of Social Work. It has been and continues to be one of the richest and most rewarding things that I do and I have thankfully maintained connections with everyone who has been through the process with me over the years.
In addition to regularly renewing my own CEUs as a clinical supervisor, which allows me to help folks getting their licenses, I teach day-long workshops–“Mindful Supervision” and “Transforming Clinical Supervision: Talking About Race”–for supervisors who want to be able to do this activity as well.