Supervision & Consultation

Supervision & Consultation


Private Practice

I currently supervise MFT and PCC interns in my private practice.  As of early 2020, I don’t have any openings for more interns.  However, I anticipate having one or more openings at some point in 2020.  Feel free to contact me if you have an interest in being considered for future intern positions.  I recommend that you have a strong interest in couple and family therapy as part of future private practice.

Contract Supervision

I am available as a contract supervisor for agencies which do not have a supervisor on staff to oversee the clinical work of trainees or interns.  I have accepted short-term contracts (e.g. to cover a regular supervisor’s disability or maternity/paternity leave), or longer-term contracts to cover a semester or year.  Let’s talk about my contract rates.

Independent Supervision

Interested in taking your clinical work to the next level, or developing a new area of your practice?  I enjoy working with already-licensed therapists on goals you set for yourself, with clients you see at your own practice or agency.  I’ve worked with post-licensure supervision clients on

  • Assessment and clinical skills for working with couples and families; feeling more confident in conjoint sessions including those with “strong affect”
  • Developing your skills at applying a theoretical lens to your cases, particularly family systems approaches (e.g. Bowen, Structural Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, etc.)
  • Using concepts like attachment, differentiation, and the Sound Relationship House to guide your couple therapy work and get unstuck from problem-solving or “mediator mode”
  • Choosing interventions over the course of therapy that fit with your theory and your case conceptualization
  • Developing a systemic and contextual assessment framework that goes beyond the medical and psychodynamic models
  • Using video from therapy sessions to troubleshoot your “stuck places” in therapy
  • Self-of-therapist issues, countertransference, personal triggers, and identifying and working with unconscious bias
  • Broaching issues of difference, power, and privilege in sessions – e.g. race, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.
  • Clarifying professional goals regarding practice, future training/certifications, terminal degrees, and research

California MFTs – are you considering getting an out-of-state license? You may find that you need some clinical hours supervised by an AAMFT Approved Supervisor in order to satisfy another state’s licensing board, which I’m happy to provide. We can collaborate on how to strengthen or expand your skills while you get the contact hours you need for a license elsewhere.

For independent, post-licensure supervision, we can meet in person at my office, over videoconferencing, or a combination of the two.  My rate for independent supervision is currently $200 per hour, the same as my clinical work, but I can work with members of marginalized groups on price depending on my availability.  Contact me for more information.

Approved Supervisor Mentoring

I have been an AAMFT Approved Supervisor since 2004, and have successfully mentored many Supervisor Candidates to Approved Supervisor status. I particularly enjoy mentoring supervisors working from a systems perspective. We can also address topics like:

  • Helping your supervisees apply family therapy and systemic concepts to their cases
  • Identifying isomorphic processes in therapy and supervision
  • Developing and implementing a supervision contract, and supervisor/supervisee evaluations
  • Identifying and managing self-of-the-supervisor issues that arise in supervision
  • Business practices when hiring and employing interns in private practice or agency settings
  • Broaching issues of diverse identities, power/privilege, and other “difficult dialogues” in supervision, then helping your supervisees do so in their therapy sessions
  • Power, money, and boundaries in the supervisory relationship
  • Using powerful tools like video review, live supervision, and co-therapy to help your supervisees grow in their clinical skills

Consultation

From time to time, all therapists and counselors find it useful to consult with a colleague about clinical & ethical questions.  I provide brief (15-minute) consultations to colleagues free of charge depending on my availability; longer consultation is offered at my usual rate of $200 per hour. Ongoing consultation may involve signing a consultation agreement and setting a fee depending on the type of consultation needed.

I may be able to help with questions about

  • Ethical issues in conjoint therapy (couples, families, polyamorous relationships)
  • Assessing clients in BDSM/kink relationships for abuse or coercive dynamics
  • Working with LGBTQ+ clients in a culturally sensitive fashion, particularly around issues of relationships, family, and sexuality
  • Working with higher-weight clients from a weight-neutral and/or Health at Every Size(r) perspective
  • Issues in family cases involving adult children and their parents
  • Self-of-therapist issues, countertransference, personal triggers, and identifying and working with unconscious bias
  • Developing forms and processes for your practice or organization that are welcoming and inclusive to marginalized clients from a variety of cultural contexts and identities


drsaddison@gmail.com

510-599-5467

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