Supervisory Training

Supervisory Relationship

This program, designed to meet CRPO standards for clinical supervisors by April 2018, has been structured to provide and reinforce the skills, responsibilities, and clinical practice of Gestalt psychotherapy while meeting the standards of general supervision practice.
Upon completion of this 30 hour program participants will be able to

  • Contract with supervisees
  • Structure two-way developmental feedback between the supervisee and the supervisor
  • Meet the ethical and legal requirements of note-taking and file management
  • Establish clarity of the supervisors’ role in providing supervision versus therapy
  • Use various methods and approaches needed to develop the KSAO’s of supervisees
  • Recognize and acknowledge the importance of diversity in the supervisor relationship
  • Understand the limitations and benefits of technology use and the legal and ethical considerations
  • Explain the fundamentals of structuring the initial, ongoing, and termination sessions
  • Use the supervisor role to maintain critical reflection in both a theoretical and practical level

The program is experiential in approach, and an important aspect of the program is peer support and community for participants. Live supervision sessions and peer case reviews will be included in four of the seminars. Admission to this program is by application.
Participants in this program must

  • Be a Regulated Practitioner in psychotherapy in good standing with their College
  • Have a minimum of five-years clinical experience in Contemporary Gestalt Therapy
  • Must be familiar with the CRPO Professional Practice Standards for Registered Psychotherapists