Level 2: Detailed Curriculum
Attending the Level 2: Implementation of Supervision Practice provides an experiential learning opportunity to enhance and validate each participant’s supervision practices and private practice counselling skills. Each participant can experience a professional approach to supervision process, which is essential to meeting industry standards and maintaining safe practices in the field.
With a focus on transference, counter-transference, and parallel process each supervisor will gain insights, wisdom, and feedback from a supportive team of qualified supervisors deepening understanding and knowledge in each of the modules, in order to expand efficacy in facilitating individual, dyadic and group supervision sessions in their private practice. This training comprises observation, interactive exchange, group discussion, assessment, and evaluation.
Client Files and Record Keeping
This training includes the review of client consent and intake forms, confidentiality, release of information and counselling records procedures, record keeping practices, disposition of records, statement of understanding and session notes. This module also provides information on legal cases in Canada, to expand awareness of preventative measures in record keeping misconduct.
This training includes review of conducting a psychosocial assessment for individuals, couples / relationship counselling assessment and cross-cultural assessment. This module can be experiential in nature providing an opportunity for the therapist to take the role of both counsellor and client, in order, to integrate this into their counselling practice. Each participant completes an evaluation and feedback assessment.
Resistance – Transference and Counter-Transference
This training module introduces case examples of transference, counter-transference, and parallel process. The module allows the therapist to reflect on defense mechanisms, to bring awareness and understanding of the deeper dynamics of unconscious resistance. Each participant will identify counter-transference in client cases and develop interventions to address this therapeutically.
Intervention and Treatment
This training module allows the practitioner to reflect on different modalities, therapeutic approaches, and techniques to address presenting client issues and therapeutic goals. Each practitioner will model their therapeutic approach / technique and complete an evaluation.
Ethical and Legal Practice
This training module reviews legal and ethical code of conduct, counselling practice dilemmas and case scenarios. For example, identifying and dealing with dual relationships, client confidentiality, boundary violations, and personal values bias. This module may include role play and reflective analysis.
Communication Skills and Collegial Relations
This training module reviews blocks to listening, ways to deal with conflict, and strategies for restructuring client transference. Each practitioner will expand awareness of different blocks utilized in personal and professional relationships, and practice reflective listening skills, such as mirroring, validation, and empathetic responses.
Therapeutic Alliance and Boundaries
This training module reviews personal and professional boundaries. Each practitioner will complete the boundaries checklist and reflect on how personal and professional boundaries overlap. The training will introduce therapeutic interventions to help clients and practitioners work through personal and professional boundary violations.
Wellness Practices / Safe Practices (SEUS)
This training module reviews key elements to maintaining safe and effective counselling practice. The training provides interventions for practitioners to utilize, to prevent and deal with symptoms of burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization, and counter-transference. Each practitioner will complete a self-care questionnaire and develop and commit to a wellness plan.
This training module reviews and explores marketing options, strategies, and approaches. Each practitioner will identify their ideal client profile, recognize marketing strategies that are within their comfort zone, create an elevator speech, and review industry-specific marketing guidelines.
This training module explores deeper connections to counsellor beliefs and values, to recognize and enhance counsellor consistency in establishing and maintaining competent business practices. The training identifies keys to a successful private practice, essential characteristics of an entrepreneur, and elements of setting up and growing a counselling practice.
This training module reviews reporting procedures, industry trends associated with competency skill development, evaluation techniques and feedback forms. Each practitioner will identify their professional strengths and developmental needs, to establish their ongoing developmental plan. Upon completion of this training program, each supervisor will be trained to facilitate each module in their supervisory roles. Each Supervisor will be provided with Supervisory Resources equipped with modules for their sessions. The modules presented in this training are a starting foundation of principles to be expanded on and tailored to each supervisor’s expertise and specialties. Being an effective supervisor includes having the tools needed to provide this essential service.