Benefits of Supervision
Benefits of Supervision
In the 20 years I have been practicing therapy, and the 17 years I have
been a supervisor, I have had weekly training/supervision. I believe it is
not only beneficial, but essential, for good practice.

Who can benefit from supervision/consultation?
  • An LSW who needs supervision in order to obtain LCSW
    licensing.
  • A trained psychotherapist who is comfortable working with
    individuals, but usually refers couples and families out.
  • A supervisor who needs occasional consultation for support and
    clarification around ethical issues.
  • Therapists who sometimes feel stuck and wish they could get a
    bigger picture of what is affecting their patients/clients.  
  • An experienced therapist who wants to develop her/his
    therapeutic voice.
  • A therapist who feels comfortable working with children, but
    wants to learn how effectively to engage parents in the process.
  • Family therapists who want to strengthen their ability to assess
    and to execute effective interventions.
  • Family therapists who want to develop more skills when working
    with individuals.
  • Clinicians who wish to use systemic thinking in order to provide
    more comprehensive assessments.
  • Therapists who wish to focus on relational issues in order to
    cultivate patient/client resources.
  • Clinicians who wish to develop and strengthen their own
    therapeutic voice

Supervision using experiential learning drawn from
psychodrama is beneficial for clinicians.
The "empty chair," and sculpting, in combination with observing
videotaped sessions is a particularly helpful and effective way for
clinicians to learn how to think and to develop therapeutic skills.


For more information on the benefits of supervision, contact
Paula Ochs.

Chrysalis Clinical Supervision &Training
"ProfessionalTransformation and Growth"     
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