We provide multiple kinds of supervision and peer support:
Supervision for Support:
Working in this broken system is inherently traumatic. As therapists, counselors and social workers: we have to figure out how to manage constant vicarious trauma. Accepting and acknowledging this allows us, in turn, to get help and supervision in the very personal work we do without judgment. We’re here to help each other and provide mentoring and support in the supervision work we do so you have enough tools to try new things to serve your clients.
Supervision for Licensing:
Supervision for licensure really means honing the skills you learned to get your degree while examining the barriers to your practice. We’re here to make this process as smooth as possible.
Making the choice to work toward licensure is challenging. Given how long it can take to complete, it can be hard to imagine. By providing a framework, going at it one step at time and appreciating the interconnectedness of theory to practice, we will add excitement to the work you do each day and take some of the challenge out of your exam.
We will begin by learning about you and your style of work. We will then create a plan together for your Oregon board (State of Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers and State of Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors). We’ll identify how you can best accomplish your work plan (reporting, time-sheets and client hours) while meeting your goals to pass the test, when the time comes.
In 2023, we’re launching the initial development of a new Peer Support program, slated to begin serving the community by the summer of 2024. This initiative will provide support, education, and jobs for Peer Support Specialists seeking to use their lived experience and specialized training to help others.
Bringing all of our areas of expertise with us has immense value in a group setting, such as to a treatment team, and to the lives of individuals in their own healing process. People with lived experience of mental health diagnoses, addiction, or both; people who have learned to navigate their own process, access and identify available resources, and who wish to help others by sharing their wisdom–can be an enlightening, and hopeful presence for someone struggling to find hope in the darkness.