A clinical worker or therapist would benefit from clinical supervision in order to monitor their work with clients and also to guarantee the best possible way forward to their professional and personal development.
The supervisor is not just accountable for a person’s actions and managing their workload and remit, they are also helping them reflect and develop. This can cover discussion of their role, the interface between personal and professional, how they wish to develop, helping them to link theory and practise, to formulate what is going on with complex cases.
The supervisor is also sharing his own experience, decision making and interpretation with the supervise’s observations, experiences and information gathering.
The key to great supervision is a collaborative and interactive process that monitors the quality of client care, improves clinical skills and facilitates personal and professional growth. It is crucial to explore clinical interventions, client related concerns, ethical issues, counter transference and cultural issues/biases.
I undergo regular supervision to ensure the highest standard of my work.
To follow the profile of my supervisor.
Her name is Margherita Villa. She is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Margherita qualified as Clinical psychologist in 2003 at the University of Parma (Italy) and has been actively in clinical practice since 2003.
She has over 12 years of experience working as Clinical Psychologist in various multidisciplinary teams across mental health hospital and Local Authority settings in Italy, Ireland and then London. Her main area of interest is Narrative and Systemic Therapy.
Margherita has been providing clinical supervision for the past 5 years and offers clinical supervision both in Italian and English. Supervision sessions are offered via Skype.
She usually offers a first meeting with no charge in order to meet, discuss the needs and eventually agree time and dates of the clinical supervision sessions.