Is the Empowerment Model of Clinical Supervision applicable across helping professions regardless of settings?
Absolutely, even though the Empowerment Model of Clinical Supervision’s origins are in community mental health, we have seen it applied in group practices and solo practices. We have seen people who have set up shop in supervision in addition to working with their own clients, find it valuable.
I think the best feedback we were given came from a group, a nonprofit group that provides supervision. The group felt it was in alignment with their values, their core mission, and vision. This was very reassuring to us. For them it was not about the logistics as much as it was about the heart and the empowerment to at all, which is what we want people to feel.
We want them to feel like they are growing and changing and they have got someone alongside them versus dictating how they should develop. So, getting that feedback from that nonprofit was very affirming to us that we were doing something that is meaningful.
This Ask the Expert is an edited excerpt from the webinar, The Empowerment Model of Clinical Supervision, presented by Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS.