Introduction to the International Supervision Agreement
Working online internationally, I supervise therapists and expressive arts facilitators around the world in a slightly different way than I offer my supervision services in Canada. And, please note you do not need to be a therapist to partake in my international supervision services.
I am insured to offer formal supervision to Canadian therapists only, in that the process involves a stricter code of ethics, monthly reporting, and regular session surveys.
Internationally, I offer supervision (similar to coaching) to support practitioners to deliver their best service to their clientele. This supervision/coaching service does not include monthly reporting to your governing therapy association.
Keeping Your Own Notes
While I will hold your private session records in confidentiality for 7 years should your licensing association ask me for them, I will likely not be liaising with them. For this reason, please ensure you document good session notes during our time together.
This document is intended to establish parameters of supervision and provide clarity of supervisor responsibilities including the responsibility of supervisor to protect the client, and my own interest to support you be at your emotional best in your therapy or arts facilitation practice.
• It is expected that supervision will occur in a competency-based framework, as I see you as having innate and developed competencies born of your own life experiences.
• A relationship will be established based on a supportive supervisory alliance that will hone in how your gifts and challenges affect the growth and stuck areas of your practice.
• Supervision coaching will provide opportunities for the continuing development of emotional and systemic awareness.
Supervision typically involves the review of client cases for the first half of the session, we will take time to explore your own emotional life as it impacts your client client cases.
Context of Supervision
Supervision is process-oriented with the focus being on self-awareness in the therapeutic/facilitation process. Focus on your personal/current emotional experiences are used to develop personal insights and enhance professional skills.
• Feedback will be provided throughout the supervision process.
• The supervisor is recognized as a senior counsellor/expressive arts facilitator meeting competency-level criteria in the therapeutic/facilitation process.
• Supervision records will be held on file with the supervisor, and will be made available to the supervisee or therapy association upon request.
• Although only the information which relates to the client is strictly confidential in supervision, the supervisor will treat supervisee disclosures with discretion.
• There are limits of confidentiality for supervisee disclosures. These include ethical and legal violations, indication of harm to self and others (and others as specific to the setting), and court-ordered requests for records and information.
Supervisor’s Scope of Competence:
Shelley Klammer has worked full time in the art therapy/expressive arts facilitation profession from 2002-2014 and in private counselling practice since 2010. She completed a three year post graduate program in transpersonal counselling psychology in 2010, and has completed many certifications and trainings over the years, including Focusing Psychotherapy.
Since 2010 she has been supporting art therapists, counsellors and art facilitators to introduce creative and emotion focused modalities into their private practice. Shelley is passionate about providing a space for counsellors and creative facilitators entering and existing in the field to connect to their own personal creativity and emotional healing process in order to succeed in their professional pursuits.
She also provides guidance for new therapists, holistic practitioners and expressive arts facilitators, supporting them to envision their authentic contribution and private practice goals. She supports new practitioners to move through blocks to moving forward in the therapy profession.
Rights and Responsibilities of Supervisee
A.) Receives supervisor’s attention, ideas and guidance and responds non-defensively to supervisor feedback.
B.) Sets part of the agenda and prepares to present client cases, session notes, records, treatment planning, and art facilitation directives.
C.) Brings to supervision personal factors, transference, countertransference, and parallel process and is open to discussion of these.
D.) Identifies goals and tasks to achieve in supervision to attain specific competencies.
E.) Identifies specific needs relative to supervisor input and asks questions.
F.) Expects supervisor to carry out agreed action or provide an appropriate explanation, within an agreed time frame.
G.) Identifies strengths and areas of future development and to have his/her practice development needs met.
Rights and Responsibilities of Supervisor
A) Supports client cases, treatment and expressive arts directive planning.
B) Challenges and problem solves with supervisee and asks questions about practice and client cases.
C) Provides supervisee with constructive feedback on his/her therapy and/or expressive arts facilitation competencies.
D) Observes supervisee’s practice and initiates supportive feedback as required.
E) Ensures supervision sessions happen as agreed, keeps records of meetings.
F) Creates a supervision file for each supervisee containing their supervision records.
Typically, therapists in Canada are required to complete ten supervision sessions per year. As an international client you are welcome to book supervision sessions on an as-needed basis. Please feel free to book and pre-pay for your supervision session on my therapy website HERE.
By typing your name in the box below you agree that the contents of this supervision form have been read, understood, and agreed upon, and that your typed name - prefaced with /s/ represents your personal signature. I will send you a copy via email after you sign.