Launching Clinical Supervision in Your Practice with Shannon Heers | GP 126

An image of Shannon Heers is captured. Shannon is a licensed therapist, clinical supervisor, blogger, and owner of the group practice Catalyss Counseling. Shannon is featured on the Grow a Group Practice podcast, a therapist podcast.

Are you looking for clinical supervision? Which services can be offered by group practices to help fellow therapists on their clinical journey? How is great supervision integral to offering great therapy?

In this podcast episode, Alison Pidgeon speaks about launching clinical supervision in your practice with Shannon Heers.

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Meet Shannon Heers

An image of Shannon Heers is captured. Shannon is a licensed therapist, clinical supervisor, blogger, and owner of the group practice Catalyss Counseling. Shannon is featured on the Grow a Group Practice podcast, a therapist podcast.

Shannon Heers is a licensed therapist, clinical supervisor, blogger, and owner of Firelight Supervision, and the group practice Catalyss Counseling. Shannon is passionate about working with professionals, parents, and postpartum moms to manage stress, tame anxiety, and process grief.

Visit Firelight Supervision and the Catalyss Counselling website. Connect with them on Facebook and Instagram.

Connect with Shannon Heers on LinkedIn.

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In This Podcast

  • The clinical need for supervision
  • Supervisor variety
  • Finding the right supervisor

The clinical need for supervision

I knew [clinical supervision] was that important for me, my career, and for me to stay in the field, to have that supportive supervisor. (Shannon Heers)

A supervisor can make or break your experience of the work you are doing.

They can either support you to develop your skills and work-life balance, or they can make you doubt yourself and your passions for this job.

How you feel about your work and how supported you feel really does make a big difference in how successful you’re going to be as a therapist. (Alison Pidgeon)

Therefore, it is important to pick your supervisors wisely and to work with people that inspire you.

Supervisor variety

Supervisors that work within Shannon’s group practice have a variety by offering:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Individual and group supervision for provisionally licensed therapists
  • Individual and group consultation for intermediate to advanced therapists who are already licensed

Finding the right supervisor

There are supervisor bios on the websites that describe the style of each supervisor, what their area of clinical expertise is, and who they work best with in terms of providing supervision and consultation.

Therapists that want supervision first undergo a phone consultation with either Shannon or the supervisor that they hope to work with.

We do a lot of [internal] referring [within the practice] to make sure we get a good fit for that supervisee. (Shannon Heers)

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Meet Alison Pidgeon, Group Practice Owner

An image of Alison Pidgeon is displayed. She is a successful group practice owner and offers private practice consultation for private practice owners to assist in how to grow a group practice. She is the host of Grow A Group Practice Podcast and one of the founders of Group Practice Boss.Alison Pidgeon, LPC is the owner of Move Forward Counseling, a group practice in Lancaster, PA and she runs a virtual assistant company, Move Forward Virtual Assistants.

Alison has been working with Practice of the Practice since 2016.  She has helped over 70 therapist entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, through mastermind groups and individual consulting.

Transformation From A Private Practice To Group Practice

In addition, she is a private practice consultant for Practice of the Practice. Allison’s private practice ‘grew up.’ What started out as a solo private practice in early 2015 quickly grew into a group practice and has been expanding ever since.

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