14 episodes

Welcome to Supervision Simplified, the ultimate podcast for mental health clinical supervisors. Join us as we delve into the world of supervision, sharing insightful strategies, captivating stories, and thought-provoking conversations with clinicians seeking, providing, and supporting supervision. Our mission is simple yet powerful: to educate and elevate counselors, social workers, and psychologists, empowering them to serve their communities at the highest level of fidelity and service.

The hosts, Valarie Harris and Dr. Amy Parks, both have impressive backgrounds and years of experience in the mental health and supervision field. Both Valarie and Amy own group mental health practices and have supervised hundreds of interns and pre-licensed clinicians. They’re working hard to make supervision simpler and more supportive. They're the gurus of all things supervision, breaking it down in a way that even your grandma could understand.

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Welcome to Supervision Simplified, the ultimate podcast for mental health clinical supervisors. Join us as we delve into the world of supervision, sharing insightful strategies, captivating stories, and thought-provoking conversations with clinicians seeking, providing, and supporting supervision. Our mission is simple yet powerful: to educate and elevate counselors, social workers, and psychologists, empowering them to serve their communities at the highest level of fidelity and service.

The hosts, Valarie Harris and Dr. Amy Parks, both have impressive backgrounds and years of experience in the mental health and supervision field. Both Valarie and Amy own group mental health practices and have supervised hundreds of interns and pre-licensed clinicians. They’re working hard to make supervision simpler and more supportive. They're the gurus of all things supervision, breaking it down in a way that even your grandma could understand.

    Expanding Your Scope: Growing Through Supervision w/ Mackenzie Bradke

    Expanding Your Scope: Growing Through Supervision w/ Mackenzie Bradke

    As a supervisee, we must connect with as many populations as possible to broaden our skills as emerging clinicians. As our guest today, MacKenzie, perfectly illustrates, we may find a more rewarding experience moving outside our initial focus groups.
    So what are the ways we can explore these alternatives?
    How does effective supervision help mold our career choices and opportunities?       
    In today’s episode of “Supervision Simplified”, we are thrilled to welcome one of our amazing TheraQueens MacKenzie Bradke to discuss her supervision experience, as well as finding her true passion for working with Therapist Moms.
    About Our Guest
    MacKenzie Bradke is the owner of Follow Your Arrow Counseling, LLC, located in St. Charles, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. MacKenzie also works with a collective of other independent therapists called Middle Path Wellness Collective.
    Working with Moms and Therapist Moms dealing with the overwhelm and stress of parenting, caregiving, and working, MacKenzie focuses on all aspects of life from the anxiety they feel to prioritizing their self-care.
    As a Self-Care ‘Mompanion’, MacKenzie helps TheraMamas all over the country prioritize their self-care without feeling guilty for wanting to have time for themselves.
    To find out more about MacKenzie’s amazing Theramama Haven, visit www.theramamahaven.com or connect through socials HERE.

    • 38 min
    Ethics In Supervision: Building Trust And Boundaries

    Ethics In Supervision: Building Trust And Boundaries

    We all understand that being ethically sound is one of the most important cornerstones of our profession. Ethical lapses, whether unintentional or not, can have wide-ranging effects on our clients and erode the trust and efficacy of our professional interactions. Instilling a strong sense of ethical duty in our supervisees is therefore essential to elevating our industry.
    In this episode of “Supervision Simplified,” Dr. Amy Parks and Valerie Harris discuss the importance of ethics in both the clinical setting and our supervisory relationships, revealing some of the more shocking ethical situations they’ve encountered and how best to avoid these ethical pitfalls.

    • 43 min
    The Learning Never Stops: Training The Supervisors Of Tomorrow

    The Learning Never Stops: Training The Supervisors Of Tomorrow

    Professional training and continued education are vital to our ongoing development and understanding, both with our clients and supervisees. But are all accreditations as useful and impactful as we may think? What should we be conscious of when picking our CE programs?
    In this episode of “Supervision Simplified,” Dr. Amy Parks and Valerie Harris discuss their favorite continuing education programs, what you should consider from state to state, and how to maximize your learning opportunities with quality training programs.

    • 24 min
    Bridging The Gap: Shaping Supervision Across Generations

    Bridging The Gap: Shaping Supervision Across Generations

    How do your generational traits affect your workplace outlook? What considerations should we make when interacting within multigenerational practices? How can we leverage the positive attributes of each generation to provide better supervision outcomes? 
    In this episode of “Supervision Simplified,” Dr. Amy Parks and Valerie Harris unpack the complexities of generational characteristics and how we can bridge the differences in leadership style, communication, ethics, and work-life balance to create a stronger and more cohesive supervisory connection.

    • 41 min
    Supervisor Know - And MEASURE - Thyself

    Supervisor Know - And MEASURE - Thyself

    In this episode of "Supervision Simplified," Dr. Amy Parks and Valerie Harris return with part two of their series on assessment, this time delving into three advanced tools designed to enhance the supervision experience.
    These assessments bridge the gap between theory and practice, offering a roadmap for both supervisors and supervisees to navigate the complex landscape of professional development with precision and care. Focused on supervisor self-assessment and supervisee assessment of supervision, discover how these nuanced tools can transform your approach, foster trust, and cultivate a dynamic learning environment.
    Tune in to gain insights on leveraging assessments to elevate your skills and the growth of your supervisees, ultimately leading to more effective and fulfilling supervision outcomes. Don't miss this opportunity to refine your supervisory practice with expert guidance from the forefront of the field.

    • 44 min
    The Importance Of Supervisory Assessments

    The Importance Of Supervisory Assessments

    Are you using assessments to bridge the gap in knowledge and understanding with your supervisees? What important insights can these assessments provide and how can you use them to craft a better supervisory relationship?
    In today’s episode, Dr. Amy Parks and Valarie Harris focus on the importance of outside-specific assessments, how to utilize them across your supervisory process, and why continued assessments should be the ‘gold standard’ best practice.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

MindfulCollab ,

Innovative approaches

I just listened to the episode on using assessments with supervisees and I can’t wait to implement this in my practice. I’ve been looking for a way to deepen how we relate and connect to our supervisees while allowing space for both to be authentic and I think this will really help. I love how this show brings exciting and different approaches to supervision that go beyond what we are taught in school.

Lisa, LCSW ,

So much good information

"Supervision Simplified" breaks down a multilayered topic of supervision. The episode have been insightful and have provided strategies to help supervisors. I’m looking forward to listening more!

ngv acct ,

Refreshing and great info

Valarie and Amy bring a whole new format and interest to what some, in the past, may have called boring and dry. They have very interesting conversations about important topics that can traditionally be called boring and tedious. Definitely check them out and you’ll be pleasantly surprised!!

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