Justice Centered Supervision for LCSW Candidates
I orient my practice with the clear awareness that we practice social work on colonized land, stolen from Indigenous communities and First Nations peoples. I recognize the continuous harm caused by settler colonialism and support relational, reparative justice movements.
Justice Centered Supervision
I have been a student and practitioner of anti-oppressive, justice centered social work for over 15 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 that supports social workers in translating our shared values of justice to our practice. The work of liberatory wellness is constant, requiring of us a cooperative, ongoing re-dedication to a critical, self-reflective, transformative practice, as well as a commitment to life-long learning in justice-centered social work. The (ecofeminist) parts of me that recognize the interconnection of all oppressions, also know intuitively that all justices are interconnected. Where oppression creates disconnection (or perhaps where disconnection reinforces oppression), justice creates connection. Or, stated differently, one way of practicing justice is simply to connect. This is the practice space of many justice workers, who weave their justice through clinical social work practice
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, and a solid theoretical foundation in a variety of treatment approaches including holistic wellness, somatic, mindfulness, empowerment, embodiment, narrative, feminist, ecofeminist, restorative, intersectional, solution-focused, trauma-informed, person-centered, justice-centered and anti-oppressive social work. 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.
My own clinical practice is rooted in anti-oppressive, somatic healing modalities. I have advanced training in trauma resiliency, somatic healing and interpersonal neurobiology. I practice at the intersection of oppression and trauma and am a life-time student of anti-oppressive practice, trauma resiliency and how healing happens.
In the course of my work I make mistakes, learn from them and seek relationship repair where possible. I am committed to continuous learning and self-reflection so that I may continue to show up in ways that reflect the affirming, safe and just world I want to live in.
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 theories most inspire and inform your practice, what radical social work practice means to you, and what you would most like to gain from supervision. I am happy to answer any questions you have and warmly welcome your inquiries and interest.