Helping you get stronger
Art Therapy Derby offers
individual and group Clinical Supervision to other health care professionals, either in training or in practice.
"The supervision sessions I had with Marta during her placement, in training, increased my confidence. My sessions with her, and he positive attitude, were really helpful in my practice."
YG (Nursery Practitioner)
Clinical supervision is not only compulsory for the art therapy practice and other caring professions, it is also crucial to ensure the best practice for the clients and the self-care of the therapist.
I believe that the role of a supervisor has to rooted in respect and trust, in both directions. I am passionate about strengething and empowereing the supervisee's own practice.
I came across these two great quotes from Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet (2006, p 5) that explains this well:
“Our experience has been that supervision can be a very important part of taking care of oneself, staying open to new learning; and is an indispensable part of the helper’s wellbeing, ongoing self-development, self-awareness and commitment to development.”
About professional burn-out:
“Supervision can help to stop this process by breaking the cycle of feeling drained, leading to a drop in work standards, which produces guilt and inadequacy and leads to a further drop in standards. Supervision is also not just about preventing stress and burn-out but also enabling supervisees to continually learn and flourish, so they spend more time working at their best than would otherwise be possible.”
3rd Ed of ‘Supervision in the helping professions’ McGraw Hill: Open University Press