Supervision | Breaking Barriers

By: Breaking Barriers  11-11-2011
Keywords: Clinical Psychologist, Addiction, Stepping Stones

Supervision / training group for therapists and counsellors in the addiction / recovery field

Working in the field of Addiction and Recovery is challenging at the best of times. Depending on the setting in which you work, you’re constantly exposed to the dynamics of addictive behaviour, personality disorders and the “pushes and pulls” of your clients and their families.

This closed, ongoing confidential supervision/training group meets every 2 weeks. It is open to therapists and counsellors working in residential/outpatient/private practice settings. The focus is on sharing case material and:

* working through blocks in counselling situations (Individual, family or group)

* getting to know your strengths and vulnerabilities as a counsellor and optimising the use of yourself as the most important resource that you have (Research shows that although skills and a therapeutic orientation are important, the outcome of counselling is influenced most strongly by the person of the counsellor).

* through experiential learning and discussion, developing and enhancing the use of effective therapeutic tools and skills

* preventing burnout: maintaining balance, centredness and therapeutic presence in the face of challenging client behaviour

Group members will learn from each other and each others’ cases in a safe environment.

TIME AND VENUE: The groups are held at Syringa Health Centre, 4 Wembley Road PLUMSTEAD 021 7622364, every alternate Monday afternoon at 4.00 – 5.30pm, resuming on Mon 24th Jan 2011.  The sessions will be structured to allow all members to benefit, and members are asked to commit themselves to at least 6 sessions to start with.

Peter Powis is a Clinical psychologist with well over 20 years experience in working with addictive disorders, supervising and training counsellors.  He has worked in private practice and both inpatient and outpatient settings and has experience in a wide range of therapeutic approaches. He co-founded Stepping Stones Addiction Centre where he worked as Clinical Director for nearly 12 years. He is now in private practice, writing, running workshops and still does supervision and training at Stepping Stones.


Keywords: Addiction, Clinical Psychologist, Stepping Stones

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