Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision

Kayleen Edwards, MA, RP, RYT200

Kayleen brings nearly a decade of clinical experience, in both agency and private practice settings, to supervision. She meets all supervisory requirements set out by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and stays current on best practice standards.

Background

Kayleen has her Honours Bachelors and Masters Degree in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University, and has been in clinical practice for nearly a decade. She has extensive experience working with stress, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship issues, and LGBTQ+ issues. She works with a variety of clients from different cultures, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations. No matter how you identify, she provides a safe space for you to be yourself.

Approach to Supervision

Kayleen truly believes the supervisor-supervisee relationship is one of utmost importance, and sacredness. It is her intention to always create an environment where supervisees feel respected, heard, safe, challenged, and productive. She models SEUS for her supervisees, pointing out her own challenges where appropriate and the fact that she does not “have all the answers”. She presents an “always learning” attitude, and encourages her supervisees to do the same.

Specializations

Kayleen’s main therapeutic approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

Jennifer Thomson, MACP, RP, CPT, FNS

Jennifer meets all the supervisory requirements set out by the CRPO and is an approved supervisor for Yorkville University students. She has her Master’s in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist.

Background

Jennifer’s educational background is based in Psychology, but has a great deal of work experience in the business sector, growing businesses, managing teams of people, training, marketing, and managing large projects.

Jennifer is in private practice and also runs Trans Atlantic Training, a consultation and training business for therapists.

Jennifer’s unique background in the corporate world allows her to provide private practice business advice and direction to her supervisees in addition to clinical supervision.

Approach to Supervision

Jennifer takes an approach to supervision that allows students and therapists to gain confidence and competence in their practice. She believes in positive reinforcement and giving supervisees the tools that they need to be the best versions of themselves for their clients.

While Jennifer specializes in working with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, she has a wealth of experience in other areas and can provide supervision for a large range of demographics and difficulties.

Jennifer sees her role as a supervisor as one that functions to lift up supervisees, provide guidance where required, and help them think outside the box. Jennifer prides herself on being a mentor and providing a source of confidence for new therapists.

Specializations

Jennifer specializes in working with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and, in particular, the trans community. Her main focus in her own practice is on gender and sexual identity, however she has experience working with a wide range of difficulties, including: depression, anxiety, life transitions, interpersonal issues, OCD, mood disorders, and more.

Jennifer takes an integrative approach to therapy that caters to a person-centered mindset, meeting the clients where they’re at and treating them like individuals. Jennifer’s approach pulls from CBT, DBT, ACT, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, and Emotion-focused modalities.

Jennifer is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist (NASM) and is passionate about health and wellness both in her practice and her personal life.

**Kayleen is currently accepting applications for a practicum placement beginning May 2023 or later. If you are interested in applying, please contact Kayleen at kayleen@rootsinwellness.ca**

**Jennifer is currently accepting practicum applications for May 2023 or later start dates. If you are interested in applying, please email Jennifer at jennifer@rootsinwellness.ca**

Supervision from either of Roots in Wellness supervisors includes the following, and is offered both in group and individual settings:  

  • Case consultation
  • Case and session review (as requested)
  • Education about therapeutic modalities
  • Conflict resolution
  • Ethics guidelines
  • Building and growing a private practice
  • Supervision documentation
  • Sign-off on supervision hours as needed

Individual Supervision

In individual supervision, supervisees meet with either supervisor one-on-one for a 50-minute session. Sessions can be booked online or by emailing the supervisor directly.

Rate for individual supervision: $140 plus HST / session

Dyadic Supervision

In dyadic supervision, supervisees meet with one other colleague and their supervisor for a 50-minute session. Sessions can be booked online or by emailing the supervisor directly.

Rate for dyadic supervision: $140 plus HST / session ($70 per participant)

Group Supervision

In group supervision, supervisees meet with the supervisor in a group of up to five therapists for a 2-hour session once a month. Supervisees are required to commit to at least 3 months in a group, in order to maintain group cohesion and encourage rapport among group members. Please email Jennifer or Kayleen for more information and to inquire about group availability.

Rate for group supervision: $70 (HST included)

Please note: If you are seeking registration for a college other than the CRPO, we recommend that you ensure Kayleen or Jennifer meets supervisory requirements prior to beginning supervision with her.


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