Supervision Rooted in Trauma-Aware, Anti-Oppressive Practice
I orient my practice with the clear awareness that we practice social work on colonized land, belonging to Indigenous communities and First Nations peoples. I recognize the continuous harm caused by structural racism and settler colonialism and support relational, reparative justice movements, the movement for black lives and white folks leveraging their unearned/unjust privileges to dismantle white supremacy and structural racism.
I have been a student and practitioner of anti-oppressive, justice-centered social work for over 18 years, and it is my constant re-commitment to this work that has led me on a path of social work leadership, mentorship and collaborative consciousness raising. The work of liberatory wellness is constant, requiring of us a cooperative, ongoing re-dedication to a critical, self-reflective, transformative practice and a commitment to life-long learning in justice-centered social work. Fundamental to my social work practice is my understanding that all oppression is interconnected, all justice is interrelated, all life is interdependent and that Black Lives Matter. I believe that where oppression creates (and reinforces) disconnection, justice creates connection. I understand that the work of connection is the work of justice and that our liberation is bound up in each others.
I am committed to creating a safe, confidential and supportive environment for deep, reflective practice growth, in service to your life’s work. Through my clinical supervision practice, I support folks in developing areas of their practice they are excited about—and want to gain expertise in—including clinical skill/wisdom, critical thinking skills, leadership skills, radical power analysis and a solid theoretical foundation in a variety of treatment approaches including trans-affirming, holistic, somatic, empowerment, embodiment, narrative, eco/feminist, restorative, intersectional, solution-focused, trauma-informed, person-centered, justice-centered and anti-oppressive. I support folks in developing skill in more traditional practice models as well, and—as with all theoretical explorations—we approach this study through a critical lens to identify the pieces of work that serve and support the intentions of our practice.
Application Process for Supervision
Seeking clinical supervision is a huge, long-term commitment to yourself, your craft and your life’s work. If you would like to pursue supervision with me, please email me a letter of intention addressing: what calls you to clinical practice, what liberatory social work means to you, what inspires your practice, what you would most like to gain from supervision and what gifts you bring to your work. I am happy to answer any questions you have and warmly welcome your inquiries and interest.
I offer supervision for LCSW and LICSW candidates in Oregon and Washington & CADC supervision to candidates in Oregon.