The Kink Knowledgeable Program™ has accepted the definition of clinical supervision set forth by Falender and Shafranske (2015).
“Supervision is a distinct professional activity in which education and training aimed at developing science-informed practice are facilitated through a collaborative interpersonal process. It involves observation, evaluation, feedback, the facilitation of supervisee self-assessment, and the acquisition knowledge and skills by instruction, modeling, and mutual problems solving. In addition, by building on the recognition of the strengths and talents of the supervisee, supervision encourages self-efficacy. Supervision ensures that clinical consultation is conducted in a competent manner in which ethical standards, legal prescriptions, and professional practices are used to promote and protect the welfare of the client, the profession, and society at large.”
Additionally, clinical supervision is a formal professional relationship with an established duration of time for the purpose of accumulating CEUs and/or clinical hours which are then applied toward prospective licensure and/or certification. Supervision differs from mentorship in that the latter is less formal, more flexible, varies in commitment of time, and is available to students from varied backgrounds and experiences.
Subject matter experts qualified to be clinical supervisors provide students with professional clinical supervision. Individual needs of students will be discussed on a case by case situation to determine best fit. Please contact us to discuss your needs.