I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship” -Louisa May Alcott
An important piece of a good therapist’s work is to engage in clinical supervision. Clinical supervision means the establishment of a relationship between a supervisor and supervisee that allows for the supervisee’s professional development. “To supervise is to oversee, to view another’s work with the eyes of the experienced clinician, the sensitive teacher, the discriminating professional. Supervision provides an opportunity for a student to capture the essence of the psychotherapeutic process as articulated and modeled by the supervisor and, subsequently to recreate this process in an actual counseling relationship” (Holloway, 1995).
Licensed clinicians benefit from regular or periodic supervision as a means of acquiring clarity on challenging cases or to deepen the skill and art of practice. The supervisee does not follow the path of the supervisor, but rather grows herself and her unique therapeutic style in the safe and supportive relationship with the supervisor. When we seek supervision, we engage in an open system of collaboration and connection, essential elements in healthy brain functioning and ultimately in sustaining the health of the clinician.
In addition to supervision of a wide variety of clinical topics, Kim offers training to therapists who wish to specialize in eating disorder treatment. Therapists usually come to supervision with their own client caseload, but Kim does hire therapists as interns within her private practice. If you are interested in becoming an eating disorder therapist-intern at Siskiyou Therapy, please send Kim a cover letter and resume. You must have prior experience as a therapist to be considered for an intern position.
Any intern seeking state licensure is required to complete a minimum number of supervised clinical training hours. Kim has met the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists requirements to serve as a clinical supervisor for interns on the path to licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage Family Counselor (LMFT), or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Kim has completed the required thirty-hour clinical supervisor training, a course in advanced clinical supervision, and a course on ethics in supervision. Kim has been a supervisor for interns in both residential and outpatient treatment settings.