SUPERVISION, CONSULTATION AND TRAINING
Throughout my career I have had the privilege of having some incredible teachers and supervisors who have supported my professional growth.
I value this highly and understand the importance as a professional of having access to good quality clinical supervision, consultation and training with someone who is going to provide encouragement as well as opportunities for professional growth and development.
I am trained as an accredited supervisor in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and had the pleasure of offering clinical supervision to psychologists and psychological therapists from different professional backgrounds.
I am able to offer clinical supervision to individual practitioners or to groups. In addition I offer clinical supervision to practitioners working with people who have intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Condition or both. I offer clinical supervision to Cognitive Analytic Therapists and trainees and am an accredited ACAT supervisor.
I have extensive experience of offering psychological consultation in multi-disciplinary settings and to organisations who provide residential support to people with mental health difficulties, intellectual disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Condition.
One of my key skills is working alongside teams to build a collaborative understanding of a situation or difficulty, by drawing on their knowledge of the situation and relating that to psychological theory and the evidence base. This can be extremely valuable when a psychological understanding is needed and can help a team to move forward when they feel stuck.
Consultation can be offered as a one-off, in a block of 1.5-2 hour meetings, or in 1 longer morning session or day.
Reflective practice is extremely valuable in health and social care, enabling us to gain a deeper understanding of the work we do and what we bring to it, and to engage in a process of continuous learning.
The model I use for reflective practice is highly collaborative, enabling participants to collaboratively map out the focus situation, which deepens reflection, providing an opportunity to ‘helicopter out’ and observe our practice in a different way.
I offer reflective practice to teams of support workers and healthcare assistants. This can be focussed on their work with a particular client or have more general aims.
These sessions can be facilitated on-line or where the team is based.
TRAUMA INFORMED TRAINING
I offer training in trauma informed approaches to local providers working with people who have intellectual disabilities or autism or both.
This can be either training in trauma informed approaches for your organisation or bespoke training specific to individuals you support.
It is important to remember that a training alone cannot make an individual or an organisation trauma informed. The training raises awareness about trauma and what it means to make your practice trauma informed. But being trauma informed is a process.
I can support organisations to become trauma informed through several levels of training, bespoke consultation and reflective practice.