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Philosophy and Approach to Clinical Supervision:  I approach supervision from a collaborative framework to help supervisees grow in their professional life which will help them better serve their clients. This involves helping mental health interns clearly develop their professional identity. The work is largely an exploration and development of ones therapeutic orientation, style and professional identity. The general areas of focus include working to increase competence in major clinical domains of the supervisee’s professional behaviors: counseling skills, personal growth and awareness, client/case conceptualization, screening and assessment, individual, group, family, and couples counseling, client education, ethical and professional standards, and the ability to create therapeutic relationships. Supervisory roles assumed by me include teacher, evaluator, consultant, and counselor. I follow a developmental approach to supervision primarily using the teacher role with novice supervisees and consultation with more experienced supervisees. I also work with supervisees to help them develop increasing skills in their own theoretical orientation. I am familiar with many theoretical frameworks, and generally counsels within the Cognitive, Behavioral, and Client Centered frameworks informed by Family Systems thinking with clients in my private practice. 

Experience:  I have worked in several areas of the social work profession since 2001.  My experience included positions at:  Perceptions Program, Keystone House Inc, Child and Family Guidance Center, Department of  Social Services and OMHC’s located in Baltimore City.  

Education:  I am a doctoral candidate (DSW-C) at the University of Southern California (completion 2021).  My Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences was obtained at Springfield College in 2008 and my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work was obtained at Eastern Connecticut State University in 2003. 

Professional Credentials:  I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical  (21743) in the state of Maryland and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (8425) in the state of Connecticut. I am also an Approved Clinical Supervisor with the state of Maryland.  

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners Page

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