I have many discovery calls with therapists thinking about EMDR supervision. Most of the time people want the 1-1 option (I offer both group and individual sessions). However through discussion during those calls, people often change their mind and decide to opt for group supervision. There are many benefits of EMDR group supervision. If this is something you are interested in, read on to find out about some of the benefits that supervisees experience when being part of a group.
Learning from other people’s clinical work
A wise woman once taught me, If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others. Click here to find out more about her!
It’s amazing how much we share as human beings so it makes sense clients have similar experiences that bring them to therapy. How I structure my supervision groups is that we all have a set amount of time to bring out client(s) for discussion. What I often hear in the groups is that when we have got to the 3rd supervisee the discussion we had about the 1st supervisee actually answered their question!! How amazing is that!
We often talk in EMDR about connecting with negative cognitions that are generalisable and this too is often the case for information provided during supervision. The information is often generalisable. Although it applies directly to the supervisee who brings the question, it also applies to other supervisees who have seen similar clients or who have had a similar stuck point in their treatment sessions with clients.
My supervision sessions are often mini teaching slots where we revisit things we were taught on training or we dip into new ideas that we haven’t yet used. We might talk about Jim Knipes ‘Loving Eyes Protocol’ or we might discuss unblocking techniques for a stuck client. All these are generalisable and don’t just apply to one client.
Learning from the expertise of the group
In a supervision group there tends to be 6 people who have all trained as therapists but often in different models of treatment. Supervisees have experience of working with many different populations of clients, adults, children, clients with physical health problems, adolescents with complex trauma. The depth of knowledge and experience on these calls is phenomenal. And supervisees bring that to every supervision session. It’s fantastic to be learning both from and with other people.
Working as a 1-1 therapist can often be quite lonely. It’s emotional work and although we have very meaningful and deep conversations with our clients, we tend not to have conversations about the process of therapy.
What we want in the groups is a collection of like minded people who have the same drive towards learning more about EMDR. This in itself connects people together. This can often motivate people to continue with their EMDR journey and just how wonderful to be able to connect with people on a similar journey to you.
I have a new supervision group starting on Wednesday 11th November 2020 Click here to find out more about the packages I offer and to book a discovery call, or drop me an email at Hannah@drhannahbryan.com