Welcome to the Supervision Simplified Podcast!

Tune in and revolutionize your practice!

In today’s episode of “Supervision Simplified”, we are thrilled to welcome our good friend and colleague, Khara Croswaite Brindle, co-founder of the Empowerment Model and the Electronic Supervision Record (ESR), a revolutionary online platform for mental health professionals and financial therapists. We explore Khara’s fantastic book, ‘The Empowerment Model of Clinical Supervision’, which showcases a dynamic five-part model that supports and empowers both supervisors and supervisees with the central question “What do you look for in a supervisor?”. We also discuss effective leadership, entrepreneurship in our field, and the vital importance of continued education in helping support the next generation of supervisees. We loved this conversation with Khara and can’t wait to share it with you all!
This episode dives deep into the critical yet often overlooked topic of supervision contracts. Learn why a clear and detailed contract is crucial, even in states where it's not legally mandated, as it sets the foundation for transparent communication and outlines the responsibilities of both supervisors and supervisees. Discover best practices for including key elements such as goals, emergency procedures, and duration terms in your contracts, and understand the benefits of tailoring these documents to reflect the unique strengths and styles of different supervisors.
In this episode of Supervision Simplified, we are thrilled to welcome Lisa Duez, the dynamic founder of Turning Point Counseling and the inspiration behind the Coalition Connection Conference in Virginia Beach. Lisa shares her impressive journey, including her upcoming adventure walking the Camino in Europe and her inspiring plans for the future. Join us as she teases her forthcoming book on the EASE Framework of Leadership, discusses her dedication to trauma-informed care, and reflects on the joys and challenges of running a successful group practice. Tune in for an engaging conversation packed with insights and inspiration for clinicians everywhere!

Meet Your Hosts

Dr. Amy F. Parks

Meet Dr. Amy, a supervision expert with over three decades of experience in child and adolescent development. Holding a PhD in Educational Psychology, specializing in child and adolescent developmental neuroscience, she’s a true pioneer in her field. As the founder of Wise Family Wellness in Virginia, Dr. Parks is dedicated to nurturing growth and healing. She’s also the visionary behind the Clinical Supervision Directory, connecting mental health professionals nationwide. Dr. Parks serves as a nationally accredited clinical supervisor and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. An international speaker and soon-to-be author, she’s a wealth of knowledge in clinical supervision. When not immersed in her work, Dr. Parks enjoys reading teen fiction, culinary adventures, and spending time with friends who have boats. Tune in to connect with her on this podcast for a journey of growth and connection that promises to inspire and inform.

Valarie Harris

Meet Valarie, the extraordinary therapist igniting the path to trauma healing. With a Master’s in Professional Counseling and licenses as a LPC and MHSP in Tennessee, she’s a true expert in her field. Valarie’s candid, witty approach helps clients and the public alike connect with the profound impact of trauma. With over a decade of experience, she fearlessly tackles complex cases and advocates passionately through writing, international speaking and guest appearances. As the Clinical Director of a cutting-edge trauma-competent group practice in Clarksville, Valarie empowers others through supervision, consulting, and training. Get ready to be inspired by her expertise, connect with her journey, and embark on a transformative experience.