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Professional Training (AASECT, LCSW, LPC Supervisor)

AASECT & LCSW Clinical Supervision is provided by "Alex" Caroline Robboy. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is an approved LCSW Supervisor and an approved AASECT Sex Therapy Supervisor.

LPC Clinical Supervision is provided by Dr. jennifer Foust. She has a Doctoral Degree in Philosophy Degree in Human Sexuality. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is an approved LPC Supervisor.

Supervision
Group: $1500 (25 hours)
Individual: $250/Hour Evening Rate, $200/Hour Daytime Rate

Professional Training: What To Expect In Clinical Supervision

What to expect in your AASECT, LPC or LCSW clinical supervision? At the Center for Growth, Inc., our philosophy and focus is to provide immediate and direct feedback. We encourage all outside clinician's seeking clinical supervision to bring to supervision audio tapes and / or videotapes of your clinical work. This will help you see yourself the way others see you. Additionally, this allows us, the clinical supervisor to actually see what is happening in your sessions. Too frequently the he said / she said / they said report that a new clinician bring's to their supervisor misses the key details of the session. What a new clinician thinks is happening is simply wrong. By providing audio / video tape the supervisor can actually help you learn from your work.

Much like therapy, clinical supervision uses different theoretical approaches. Our approach is to teach therapy skills as an active collaboration with a humanistic perspective. Supervision often involves having clinicians participate in mock sessions with role plays to help solidify new skills. Our expectations are that clinicians use their knowledge of various theoretical perspectives to examine a client’s issues, present their understanding of the case and how to intervene from two possibly divergent different perspectives. We help provide education on approaches that are very effective for specific problems. For example, for certain types of sexual dysfunctions, a cognitive-behavioral approach is effective. Ongoing and chronic problematic relationship patterns often benefit from more intense family of origin work. Our couples work is strongly influenced by systems theory and Imago therapy.

What To Expect In One-to-One Supervision at the Center for Growth, Inc, centers about:

  • Education - bring your book knowledge and test your hypothesis.
  • Conceptualization — describes how a clinician learns to amalgamate and the understand a case using all information available.. Clinicians are expected to test and apply theory learned to develop ideas about what they feel contributes to the client’s problem. Supervision encourages the clinician to analyze the case is the best possible manner develop intervention strategies. Approaching clinical cases from differing theoretical viewpoints is encouraged.
  • Guidance — Clinicians are strongly encouraged to develop their own ideas about interventions using concepts learned. While a beginning clinician sometimes is uncertain how to approach a case and what avenue to pursue, more often clinicians bring various degrees of experience that only needs further constructive channeling. Supervision is rarely about telling clinicians what to do, but encouraging them to use their knowledge and to begin developing their own personal and effective style. When feeling stuck finding your own voice or using interventions with a specific problem or type of client, the Center, transcribing an entire session or examining videos help clinicians understand why what was said was said, if what the client said was understood , and if the client understand you. The Center helps the clinicians grow by helping them understand why they acted in the manner they did.
  • Transference/Countertransference Management — Supervision helps clinicians understand how clients behave, react and interact during sessions and how that may reflect other relationships in their life. Clinicians are encouraged to understand and use this knowledge in their therapy. In addition, clinicians sometimes react to clients based upon their own personal life, which are important to discuss. Supervision helps clinicians to understand about these reactions and manage them. Supervision is not meant to replace individual therapy. The supervisor’s job is to help the clinician manage these important issues.


Please contact "Alex" Caroline Robboy to discuss your supervision needs 267-324-9564. Additionally, we offer a full training program for graduate students in a therapy related field, and a post-masters program for therapists seeking additional training.

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