My approach to clinical supervision involves an integration of case consulting and personal/professional processing of experience. Sometimes our work as helpers evokes personal issues that have been unresolved. In supervision, I help my clients to examine and explore their thoughts, feelings and responses to their work with others, helping to clarifying boundaries, responsibilities, and professional goals. I assist counsellors, social workers and therapist in expanding the ways they view client situations and offer exploration through a number of lenses, including response-based practice, Indigenous ways of knowing, feminist and social justice analysis.
My consulting work consists of analysing reports, texts and legal documents. I am particularly interested in how issues of violence and resistance are represented. I analyse the application psychological constructs, in various contexts (including child protection, child custody, towards Indigenous people and immigrants, adoptive scenarios). My analysis helps to clarify responsibility for events as well as inappropriate blaming of victims. I analyse child protection case files and make recommendations for proper care and placements, particularly in the case of Metis and First Nations children. I edit documents and make recommendations in relation to writing, content analysis and methodology.
Team building for groups or agencies
Conflict resolution and mediation
Family group conferencing and Islands of Safety (safety planning)
Indigenous approaches to planning and issues exploration/resolution
Talking circles for attending to grief, loss and tragedy
Response-based practice and understanding violence and recovery
Dr Cathy Richardson has an extraordinary knowledge and experience in working in the violence prevention field as well as with support to survivors of different forms of violence. Through her work at the Centre for Response-Based Practice, I have, since 2014, had the pleasure of cooperating with Cathy on an international level, with very constructive and satisfactory results. I have understood her expertise through her skills as an educator, presenter, organizer of large events and therefore learned and developed my own and my colleagues work in Sweden. I want to express my warmest recommendations for Dr. Cathy Richardson.
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