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New Beginnings offer one to one and group supervision across professions. Tom and Christine Moran are experienced supervisors and professionally accredited by IACP and SAI. They work from a person centred & integrative approach and offer supervision to the following:
And other helping professionals and all who supervise the work of others in the helping professions or are preparing to supervise same.
- Michael Carroll & Maria C. Gibson
Supervision - "is a formal process of professional support and learning that enables individual practitioners / professionals to develop knowledge and competence, assume responsibility for their own practice and enhance client protection, safety and care in a wide range of situations."
Supervision “is an activity that brings skilled supervisors, practitioners and professionals together in order to reflect upon their practice. It is a time for you to think about your knowledge and skills and reflect on how they may be developed to improve your work with clients”
Supervision Fee (Trainees): €60
General Supervision Fee: €70
Supervision is seen by the IACP as vital to the process and ongoing maintenance of a Counsellor / Psychotherapist’s competency and continued accreditation. All IACP Members working as Counsellor / Psychotherapists are bound by the IACP Code of Ethics and Practice to monitor their work through regular Supervision, to ensure that their standard of Counselling / Psychotherapy is competent and continues to develop. (IACP website: Accessed 21/03/16)
(Article published in Self and Society Vol 45 No. 1 April 2017)
Many professionals have a fear of a complaint being made against them. In this article, my aim has been to throw some light on some of the dynamics that might be operating around complaints in order to move towards a more compassionate, systemic view that goes beyond blame. Some of what I have written could be applied to relationships of any kind.
Key words. Complaints, dynamics, countertransference, relationships, inquiry, understanding, systemic view, parallel process, needs, right/wrong
In July this year (2017), I am helping to organize a conference to look at the dynamics of complaints in the so-called helping professions. I start with the premise that whatever position we take around complaints is a form of countertransference. In other words, whether we sit on an ethics committee, whether we start an insurance company for therapists, or even whether we organize a conference on the dynamics of complaints, we are trying to heal something in ourselves by the positions we take.,
I started with myself and found more authority issues, a tendency to split which I saw mirrored in how client and practitioner can be split when a complaint is made, and an omnipotent wish to protect “my” profession from going down the route of other professions where fear has dominated to the detriment of all concerned.
Discovering this has helped me be clearer, but I recognize my understanding will always be incomplete. What I want to do now is to share some of my understanding about what could be going on around complaints. You may disagree with some or all of it. You may feel supported in it. But it is the conversation that we might have after you have read it that will be important.
I will listen to my inner wisdom and be guided
I am perfectly imperfect - and that is ok.
I am me and I am good enough
I will not compare myself to others today
I will not demean or diminish myself today
I am worthy of love - I am lovable
I will not tolerate unacceptable behaviour
I am a unique and special person - so are you
I am comfortable with myself today
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