Supervision for Counsellors-in-training

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Having a good supervisor can make or break your career - literally! 

If you don't know what is expected and what your association, college or workplace policies are (or all of them at the same time!) - it can become a huge problem! 

Ethical issues can get very tricky and having a guiding hand can be so important in dealing with things officially and appropriately. Often with ethical dilemmas your initial reaction isn't always the best way to proceed... 

You need someone who is consistent, ethical, has strong morals, values and is truly interested in helping you be the best counsellor you can be. Someone to hold your hand but able to set you straight gently when needed - someone you can count on to be there when YOU need them!

What makes a good supervisor?

  • Actively Listens
  • Asks thoughtful questions
  • Credentialed
  • Clearly articulates expectations and goals
  • Dedicated
  • Empathetic
  • Constructive specific feedback on an ongoing basis
  • Practices regular self-care
  • Supportive
  • Self Aware

Debra is all of these and more! 

When asked what Supervisee’s love most about working with Debra, they said they felt safe, listened too, understood, and supported in the way THEY needed.

Debra’s wisdom, kindness, authenticity and dedication is legendary in CPCA circles, not to mention her extensive education and clinical background. Those she chooses to work with know that they are truly blessed to have her guidance. She provides opportunities for growth, helps to teach and strengthen your practice, ethics, professional standards, direction through tough times, provides constructive criticism, promotes you tirelessly and is a consistent guiding hand while you finish your hours.

Debra is a Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling, a Qualified Supervisor through the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association, a trainer in EFT, a Sign Language Interpreter and offers many groups and projects monthly to enhance your learning throughout your supervision period and beyond (including yearly CEU’s and all the way through to completing your  RPC, MPCC and MPCC-S).

Sound perfect for you? 

Contact her now for a free 15 minute phone consult to learn more!

About Debra

Debra is a Registered Professional Counsellor in good standing with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association and has earned a Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling designation as well as a being a Qualified Supervisor to many. She is an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner and trainer. She is the founder of Healthstream Counselling & Wellness with over 25 years of experience in the human services field and is focused on helping individuals overcome adversity through strength based approaches that empower them to make positive life changes that allow them to keep moving forward. She has developed a unique and effective ‘toolbox’ of resources to help clients, individually or in a group setting.

She currently serves on the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association - Alberta Regional Management Team and has previously served on the Board for Momentum Walk-In Counselling. Debra’s work has included Sign Language Interpreter, Special Education Assistant, Job Coach, Mentor, Advocate, Trainer and Facilitator.

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