We also offer individual consultation and clinical supervision and, as will our approach to psychotherapy, we use an integrative framework to clinical supervision, combining our experience and understanding of various theoretical frameworks within a person-centered approach.
Our approach to consultation with agencies begins with an appraisal of agency and clinician needs, including an examination of their strengths and desired areas of growth. When working with agencies, we begin by gaining an understanding of the particular agency's mandate and policies as they apply to mental health and wellness and create a plan that works for all.
As with psychotherapy, our consultation with individuals and teams is a collaborative process whereby we the focus is strengths-based and geared toward knowledge acquisition and skill development to enrich their work with clients.
We also offer individual and group debriefing for anyone who has experienced a critical incident at work such as suicide attempt or completion by a client or colleague, overdose, violence in the workplace or another trauma incident. As with our approach to psychotherapy, we use an integrative framework to guide individuals and groups through processing the emotional and cognitive reactions, combining our experience and understanding of various theoretical frameworks within a person-centered approach.
Our sessions begins with an assessment of both individual and group needs with the primary goal of encouraging individuals to share their thoughts and feelings about the critical incident and minimize vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. Through the process of sharing, individuals and groups are assisted in processing the trauma that has occurred and can expect to receive reassurance that their reactions are normal, support and assistance with processing difficult emotions, and information regarding coping strategies and relevant resources.
Debriefing sessions typically occur two to three days following the incident and can be single session or multi-sessions depending on the needs of individuals or group. Longer sessions are typically provided when group debriefing occurs lasting anywhere from three to five hours whereas, with individuals we find sessions lasting between 30- and 60-minutes are most appropriate.
As with psychotherapy, debriefing sessions with individuals and groups is a collaborative process whereby we the focus is strengths-based and geared toward assisting helping professionals develop and maintain resilience so that they can return to working with clients in a meaningful way.