Supervision (9)

Are training institutions required to meet the definition of clinical supervisors for supervising students during training?

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:42

The College is not prescribing to programs who can provide clinical supervision to students. However, for students who wish to count those supervision hours in applying to the College, the supervisor needs to meet the definition of a clinical supervisor (as defined).

Clinical supervision means a contractual relationship in which a clinical supervisor discusses the direction of therapy and the therapeutic relationship, promotes the professional growth of the supervisee, enhances the supervisee’s safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship and engages with a supervisee to safeguard the welfare of the client.

Prior to proclamation, a “clinical supervisor” is a practitioner who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy.

In the first three years following proclamation, a “clinical supervisor” is a regulated practitioner in good standing authorized by his or her College to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy, who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy.

From that day forward, a “clinical supervisor” is a regulated practitioner in good standing authorized by his or her College to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy, who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy, and who has successfully completed a 30 hour course in providing clinical supervision.

If we don't work on teams where meetings occur, but we discuss our role with clients with supervisors and or guardians of clients we work with, does this count as supervision? Does this count in the regular supervision category (not clinical supervis

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:42

That depends.

Is the supervisor a Clinical supervisor as defined by the College?

Clinical supervision means a contractual relationship in which a clinical supervisor discusses the direction of therapy and the therapeutic relationship, promotes the professional growth of the supervisee, enhances the supervisee’s safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship and engages with a supervisee to safeguard the welfare of the client.

For grandparenting only, other allowable supervision includes facilitated team meetings/conferences to discuss client clinical issues. Peer ‘consultation’ does not qualify.

Besides clinical supervision (which includes Structured Peer Group Supervision, defined below), a grandparenting applicant can count facilitated team meetings / conferences as ‘other allowable forms of supervision.’

Structured Peer Group Supervision qualifies as group clinical supervision if it:

  • is a formal and structured process
  • includes at least one group member who meets the College’s definition of Clinical Supervisor (prior to proclamation, this is a practitioner who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy).

In a structured peer group setting, one’s more experiencedcolleagues can contribute specialized knowledge across a range of psychotherapeutic issues.

Structured Peer Group Supervision often occurs in an institutional setting, but may also beformalized outside such settings.

In contrast to Structured Peer Group Supervision, peer consultation is not considered a form of group clinical supervision. It is normal, and in some settings, expected, that one consults regularly with one’s peers on psychotherapeutic issues. However, this kind of informal, unstructured exchange of information between or among practitioners facing difficult cases, while important, is not clinical supervision.

Is it possible for the College to introduce practitioners to a professional centre to complete our supervisory hours?

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:38

It is up to each practitioner to choose their supervisor. Some associations maintain registers of people who are willing to act as a Supervisor.

Will there be a separate “clinical supervisor” application process to the College?

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:53

No.

What is the difference between supervision and clinical supervision?

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:42

Clinical supervision means a contractual relationship in which a clinical supervisor discusses the direction of therapy and the therapeutic relationship, promotes the professional growth of the supervisee, enhances the supervisee’s safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship and engages with a supervisee to safeguard the welfare of the client. Structured Peer Group Supervision is considered an allowable form of clinical supervision.

Structured Peer Group Supervision qualifies as group clinical supervision if it:

  • is a formal and structured process
  • includes at least one group member who meets the College’s definition of Clinical Supervisor (prior to proclamation, this is a practitioner who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy).

In a structured peer group setting, one’s more experiencedcolleagues can contribute specialized knowledge across a range of psychotherapeutic issues. Structured Peer Group Supervision often occurs in an institutional setting, but may also be formalized outside such settings.

In contrast to Structured Peer Group Supervision, peer consultation is not considered a form of group clinical supervision. It is normal, and in some settings, expected, that one consults regularly with one’s peers on psychotherapeutic issues. However, this kind of informal, unstructured exchange of information between or among practitioners facing difficult cases, while important, is not clinical supervision.

For grandparenting only, other allowable supervision includes facilitated team meetings/conferences to discuss client clinical issues. Peer ‘consultation’ does not qualify.

One of the requirements of registration for grandparenting is practicing under supervision in Canada. I practice individually and it was not the criteria for getting certification from my association. Now how can I provide these hours?

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:42

The requirement is not onerous and should be achievable prior to proclamation even for someone with zero supervision hours.

Clinical supervision means a contractual relationship in which a clinical supervisor discusses the direction of therapy and the therapeutic relationship, promotes the professional growth of the supervisee, enhances the supervisee’s safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship and engages with a supervisee to safeguard the welfare of the client.

For grandparenting only, other allowable supervision includes facilitated team meetings/conferences to discuss client clinical issues. Peer ‘consultation’ does not qualify.

An applicant must have a minimum of 40 hours of supervision over her or his professional career, 20 of which must be clinical supervision; the remaining can be other allowable forms of supervision.

Supervision can be individual, dyadic or group (maximum group size is 12); supervision does not need to be face‐to‐face. Registration Committee may consider an exception on group size for modalities that traditionally allow larger groups.

As an alternative to grandparenting, Qualifying registration is available to those in the process of qualifying to become a Registered Psychotherapist, who have completed a recognized education/ training program (or equivalent), and have substantially completed the full registration requirements but may need:

  • additional direct client contact hours, or
  • additional clinical supervision hours, or
  • additional (limited) education/ training,

and who wish to practise with clinical supervision, while working to meet the full requirements.

A non-exemptible registration requirement implies that no exceptions will be made in those cases where these requirements have not been fully met.

An applicant who meets the requirements for registration in the Qualifying category may work with clinical supervision to acquire the ‘in Canada’ hours within the two year grandparenting period, and may then choose to apply for a certificate of registration as an RP via the grandparenting route.

Does clinical supervision done during internship for masters of counselling psychology count?

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:42

Yes.

Who is considered eligible to supervise?

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:42

Clinical supervision means a contractual relationship in which a clinical supervisor discusses the direction of therapy and the therapeutic relationship, promotes the professional growth of the supervisee, enhances the supervisee’s safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship and engages with a supervisee to safeguard the welfare of the client.

Prior to proclamation, a “clinical supervisor” is a practitioner who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy.

In the first three years following proclamation, a “clinical supervisor” is a regulated practitioner in good standing authorized by his or her College to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy, who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy.

From that day forward, a “clinical supervisor” is a regulated practitioner in good standing authorized by his or her College to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy, who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy, and who has successfully completed a 30 hour course in providing clinical supervision.

Is it acceptable being under supervision of a psychiatrist?

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:42

Yes, if experienced in psychotherapy. Clinical supervision means a contractual relationship in which a clinical supervisor discusses the direction of therapy and the therapeutic relationship, promotes the professional growth of the supervisee, enhances the supervisee’s safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship and engages with a supervisee to safeguard the welfare of the client.

Prior to proclamation, a “clinical supervisor” is a practitioner who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy.

In the first three years following proclamation, a “clinical supervisor” is a regulated practitioner in good standing authorized by his or her College to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy, who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy.

From that day forward, a “clinical supervisor” is a regulated practitioner in good standing authorized by his or her College to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy, who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy, and who has successfully completed a 30 hour course in providing clinical supervision.