Clinical supervision is the cornerstone of professional development. A good supervisor will hold us accountable when we need it, challenge our boundaries and thoughts and praise and lift us up when we feel like we are not aligned with our values and talents. The aim is to work collaboratively to set goals that are aligned with the social work Code of Ethics as well as with your professional values.
Supervision is necessary to obtain the NC Social Work license (LCSW) and we work with you to meet the need of that requirement. Sometimes we needs to enhance our already existing skills or to learn new interventions to work with different populations. Blue Lotus CCS is prepared to work with your goals no matter where you are in the professional development process.
The key to a successful clinical relationship with clients is directly related to the ability to bring our authentic selves into the space. In order to attain a collaborative and safe space we must work toward integration of our professional and personal self and learn helpful forms of disclosure in the clinical relationship. We must learn to manage transference when it appears and understand our words and identities that we bring into the space hold value and power.
We cannot create an authentic space unless we are able to be vulnerable with ourselves. Healthy and helpful expression of emotional and joining with our clients will assist with realization of clinical goals with them.
The path to growth and l learning is paved with many bumps and obstacles. These an be in the form of ethical dilemmas, lack of knowledge or privilege due to our identities. The ability to be transparent and open and tackle these obstacles head on is critical to our growth as clinicians.
As a young clinician I was always told that social work is a thankless job. I do not buy into this myth anymore. When you learn to slow down and be present and focused with your clients you will see the small victories as well the more obvious ones.