Supervision for Therapists

Supervision is so much more than just a means to get a license. High quality, supportive supervision can help you become the competent and confident clinician you were meant to be. At times, this work can feel isolating, stressful, and emotionally exhausting. As a new clinician it’s common to feel overwhelmed and underprepared. You deserve a clinical supervisor and consultant who can provide you with the support and knowledge you need on your journey toward becoming a licensed therapist.

As a clinical supervisor I strive to create:

  • » Meaningful, supportive relationships with each person with whom I work.
  • » An energizing and calming space where clinicians feel comfortable sharing worries, fears, and confusion as well as successes.
  • » An environment where new therapists are encouraged to try out a variety of modalities, and discuss and develop a theoretical “home base.”
  • » A fun, playful environment where we can practice hands on interventions.

Play-therapy-specific supervision is available on an individual basis or in a group format. Supervision hours are applicable to becoming credentialed as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S). Long-distance supervision can be arranged by telephone.

Workshops/Trainings

I offer a variety of workshops and presentations. In addition to the workshops listed below, presentations can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your school or organization. Click on each title for more details.

  • » Securing Your Oxygen Mask: Addressing Compassion Fatigue

    Presenter: Sarah Scott Dooling, LCSW, RPT-S

    Participants will have an opportunity to identify and discuss stressors and supports as they relate to their role as a teacher. Participants will learn about the causes, signs, and symptoms of compassion fatigue. Participants will learn skills in becoming more competent and confident in developing a self-care plan. Several interactive activities will be presented and practiced during the workshop.

  • » Surviving and Thriving as a School-Based Clinician - Oodles of Interventions!

    Presenter: Sarah Scott Dooling, LCSW, RPT-S

    This workshop will help the school-based therapist match play materials and interventions with treatment objectives. Participants will gain an understanding of how to create a system for organizing interventions that are matched with appropriate treatment goals. Many playful and creative activities will be presented and practiced during the workshop.

  • » Why You Need a Good Dose of Supervision

    Presenter: Sarah Scott Dooling, LCSW, RPT-S

    High quality supervision elevates the standard of care that is provided to the individuals with whom we work. When new therapists feel supported and energized by their supervision experience they are able to more confidently conceptualize cases, utilize techniques, develop a theoretical "home base," and gain critical self-care habits and self awareness.

    The presentation will help new therapists explore ways to structure their clinical supervision sessions. Participants will learn skills in becoming more competent and confident in engaging their clinical supervision experience. Several experiential activities will be presented and practiced during the workshop.