Men’s Supervision Group

OFTEN IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, MALE-IDENTIFIED PROFESSIONALS find themselves to be the only one, or one of very few, in meetings. As they learn to be clinicians, their supervisors and peers are women, which is an extraordinary resource, but can also leave them feeling isolated, without a forum of fellow travelers to interrogate important questions.

How does the experience of growing up male inform your approach to being a counselor or clinical social worker? In what ways does male socialization facilitate or constrain the ways you approach healing relationships?

For some men, becoming a therapist means unlearning interpersonal habits they developed growing up, including a re-assessment of one’s beliefs about vulnerability, humility, emotions, and relational processes. For others, they can take stock of the positive influences of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, teachers, and therapists who provided mentoring and gentle guidance. As we evolve and grow as healers, how do we make sense of the damaging impacts of male privilege and patriarchy? And how do we, with integrity, navigate organizational structures that continue to unfairly privilege men?

IN FALL 2022 I am convening a clinical supervision group for emerging clinicians–those in the field for less than five years–who identify as male and are looking for the support of others. We will engage in case presentations, book discussion, mindfulness practices, in an environment that is both safe and challenging, for participants who don’t want to be the “the only one in the room.” The group is appropriate for clinicians (CSWAs and LMFT and LPC interns) needing supervision hours for their clinical license. 

The cost is $45 per participant per session. There is no additional charge for completion of evaluations. Group meets two Tuesdays a month, 4:00 – 5:30 pm beginning September 6, 2022.

To find out more information or to schedule an initial interview at no cost, contact Wayne here.