I am passionate about supervising and mentoring the next generation of counsellors and psychologists. As an instructor in a counselling program and a clinical supervisor, I became fascinated by how counsellors make sense of their own development. I sustained this interest researching this topic for my doctoral dissertation.
I have maintained the Approved Supervisor designation, awarded by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) since 1996. To earn this certification, candidates must complete a graduate course in marriage and family therapy supervision, have their supervision practice supervised by a senior Approved Supervisor, and participate in continuing education in marriage and family therapy supervision.
I have supervised about forty Provisional Registered Psychologists, supporting them to complete the requirements as a Registered Psychologists in Alberta. To meet an unfilled need for supervisors for Provisional Registered Psychologists, I offer supervision for those who do not have a qualified supervisor at their workplace.
From 2016 to 2020, I taught Advanced Clinical Supervision in Psychology, a continuing education certificate course offered by The University of Calgary's Werklund School of Education (Educational Studies in Psychology), and the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. I've since developed an online self-study course. This experience permits me to mentor and consult to developing clinical supervisors.
I also teach the Fundamentals of Marriage and Family Supervision Course in Canada for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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