Group Supervision

  • Presented By: Sonya Randle
  • Speaker / Facilitator: Sonya Randle, Registered and Master Therapeutic Counsellor
  • Topic Area: Specific issues and Disorders, Business Development, Counseling Modalities / Treatment Options, Ethics and Legal Issues, Individual Growth and Development, Finances / Debt / Spending, Health & Wellness

  • Start Date: 01/29/2016
  • Duration: Monthly
  • Daily Schedule: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Recurring: Will,run monthly at times determined by registrants
  • Registration Deadline:

  • Location: 7925 Redtail Place Surrey, British Columbia, V3W0N4
  • Fee Info: $100 for each monthly 3 hr. Session
  • Open To: Mental Health Professionals

  • Contact Information: Sonya Randle Counselling website contact page

The foundation of this supervision group is set on a competency-based framework. Many of us complete our counselling studies and find ourselves in a place of uncertainty as to what to do next. Many of us who have been practicing in the field of counselling become so consumed with our day-to-day practices that it can be difficult finding time to connect with other professionals in the field and result in an isolating experience or burnout. Whether we are newly graduated or have been in the field for many years we can sometimes be neglectful in maintaining our professional wellness practices, including attaining supervision hours yet this has been identified as a critical component to our success, competency and ability to work with a wide variety of client issues. In order to bridge these gaps, a competency-based framework for supervision has been established and groups are being formed throughout the provinces to provide these essential services.

Expectations of Supervisory Relationship
Early in the supervision relationship, we will address working alliance issues such as our expectations of the supervisory relationship, how we can intentionally make it most positive and constructive.

As a Registered Counselling Supervisor with ACCT I rely heavily on collaborative and reflective learning. As such I position myself mainly as coach and facilitator of the learning and growing process.

Supervision session content is mostly discussion. Between session I will listen to the client sessions
that you have taped and sent to me for feedback. The session generally begins with a brief follow-up
of the cases that may warrant further discussion, an overview of all active cases and then the intern chooses a particular case that he/she feels warrants some discussion.

Group Supervision provides opportunities for counsellors to receive empathetic support, improve therapeutic skills, enhance knowledge, develop self-awareness and experience the facilitation of reflective practice. Each group member is encouraged to evaluate, reflect, and develop their own counselling practice and provide a support system to one another.

About the Structure of Supervision:

I collaborate with the interns that choose to work with me and treat them as coming with a vast amount of life experience. We will explore your desired outcomes from this experience, potential challenges that you are aware of when working with clients, behaviors that you may need to change or enhance to meet these challenges, what you think are your core strengths as a counsellor, and how you think that I can help you. Supervision sessions will include listening to taped client sessions prior to meeting, discussion of cases, particularly challenging or problematic ones with some structure to provide session-to-session continuity. I do both group and individual supervision and in this way the supervisee//intern gains a greater experience from other therapists.