Over the past ten years, I’ve enjoyed working with masters-level practicum students. I find it refreshing to be exposed to new ideas and practices in the field, and they get practical experience of how to be “in the room” with clients. Past students have gone on to have successful careers, including Yasmin Hajian, Ly Hoang, Jordan Levine, and many others.
Many of my students transition to being associates in my practice, getting my support to work with their own clients. Eventually, when feeling confident and competent, many launch their own independent practice.
Lately, I’ve also been offering clinical supervision both to teams and to individual practitioners. They find me to be collaborative, supportive, and able to offer some practical advice for real-world dilemmas that we encounter in this work.
Kelly manages one of the teams for whom I offer clinical supervision and consultation:
Through two all day interactive workshops, Brian really connected with our team and offered valuable strategies and feedback when working with people experiencing homelessness, poor mental health, and addiction. Brian teaches the importance of helping one maintain their dignity, respecting others, and really listening to people in a non-judgmental way. Brian works with the agency to customize it and ensure the training is meets the needs of the program.– Kelly Erb, Empower Simcoe Housing First