THE AURA GROUP
Group Supervision Of Supervision With Unmatched Expertise And Insight
Clinical Supervision is rooted in the unique relationship between Supervisor and Therapist. Augmented and guided by the clinical wisdom and theoretical orientations of leaders in our profession, Clinical Supervisors are elemental in the development of the therapist.
The AURA Group develops the Clinical Supervisor. Benefitting from the extensive practice and profession expertise Britta has to offer, Supervisors can also connect and collaborate with their colleagues. AURA provides the clinical, professional, legal, regulatory, financial and labour-setting guidance you need to be an effective and confident Clinical Supervisor. As therapists lean on us for guidance as Supervisors, the complexity of questions, presenting issues and ethical considerations can be daunting. And striking a balance between the clinical role of the Supervisor with the consultative role as a leader in the profession can be tough. Clinical Supervisors are leaned on for answers in multiple facets of the professional and practice landscape and we, ourselves, need assistance to work through these complex issues.
AURA provides exceptional and unmatched Group Clinical Supervision of Supervision. We believe Supervisors are responsible for the following domains and will give direction, guidance, support and consideration in all these areas, and more:
1. Clinical Excellence - Psychotherapy leverages the clinical relationship to facilitate the personal growth and development of the client. A discerning Clinical Supervisor has the clinical expertise and practice wisdom to guide therapists in the creation of that relationship and the application of approach that is clinically indicated. Clinical excellence and the centering of clinical indication is at the forefront of all great supervision. Clinical excellence is grounded in theory, research, application, emerging data about client functioning and developments in the worlds of psychology, medicine, psychiatry, and behavioural health.
2. Ethical Clarity - Ethical conundrums are common in therapy and young clinicians have often heard hundreds of strong and contradictory opinions of what they "shouldn't" and "can't" do. But we are not meant to simply provide forceful opinion or determine our own ethics and guidelines. Our ethical guidance as a Clinical Supervisor must be rooted in our current Codes and Standards, informed by legal opinion and considered in relationship to current statute. Clinical Supervisors must answer ethical questions in a resourced, informed and current way. More importantly, they must create a methodology of ethical thinking for their therapists defined by sound and appropriate ethical standards.
3. Post-Modality Approach - Clinical Supervisors must have the ability to support and guide therapists from an eclectic perspective in order to be great leaders. Therapists come with diverse training, perspectives, interests, abilities and clients and we are responsible to guide them beyond the confines of a singular modality or conceptualization.
4. Regulatory, Legal and Professional Context - Clinical Supervision must balance clinical excellence with professional guidance and knowledge. The practice of therapy may be hemmed in, at times, with the expectations of the professional landscape at large and sometimes the professional and workplace context, specifically. This landscape changes rapidly and all-too-often we may find ourselves giving outdated information to our therapists, not realizing what is current or applicable in their setting.
5. Contentious Issues in the Sector - Clinical Supervisors must have the ability to discern and apply good judgement when giving guidance to their therapists. At any given time in the history of the profession, there have been contentious topics and current affairs that impact our profession and the clients, themselves. A Clinical Supervisor must keep pace with these developments and be ready to assist therapists in developing their professional discernment a well.
AURA assists Clinical Supervisors with all of these areas and helps build their leadership style, approach and format. Our group format will ensure that Supervisors benefit from the other leading professionals in the sector, as well as the Group Supervisor, specifically. AURA will ensure that your already-strong and wonderful leadership is further augmented by the support, education, perspective and information that Britta and the wonderul group around you have to offer.
The AURA Group is available online and accessible by membership. Sessions are three hours in duration and done on Zoom. Dates are set out in the calendar year, and tiered memberships grant access to some or all scheduled sessions, as you decide. Membership can be cancelled any time. Session dates are set out as follows:
1/9/24 | 2/6/24 | 4/9/24 | 5/7/24 | 6/11/24 | 8/6/24 | 9/10/24 | 10/15/24 | 11/12/24 | 12/12/24