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Is the Empowerment Model of Clinical Supervision Applicable Across Helping Professions Regardless of Settings?

Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS

August 9, 2021

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Is the Empowerment Model of Clinical Supervision applicable across helping professions regardless of settings? 

Answer

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.


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Khara Croswaite Brindle, MA, LPC, ACS

Khara Croswaite Brindle Khara is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and owner of a group private practice in Denver, Colorado. She is an Amazon best-selling author of Perfectioneur From Workaholic to Well-Balanced. Khara is an experienced educator, trainer, and therapist. She works extensively with young adults between the ages of 13-35 and provides CBT interventions and EMDR trauma therapy. She began her career in community mental health and enjoys providing supervision of fellow supervisors to further develop their leadership style. Khara is passionate about giving people aha moments that create goosebumps and catalyze powerful action. 


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