Current Opportunities: Sandy Springs and Cumming
• Individual Supervision (1 or 2 persons) – $45-70, depending upon time
• Group Supervision – $70, monthly, 2 hours each group
Supervision Groups meet once a month on Saturday mornings and are limited to 6 participants. Educational materials are provided and guest supervisors present cases in specialty areas of practice, providing interaction with experienced professionals — models for growing professional identity and later career choices.
A Family Event with a special guest presenter is held each Spring.
Supervision for professional practice is a major investment in learning and preparation for your entire career. Polly has been teaching and supervising since 1972 and her work with students and supervisees has been a major focus through the years. She describes her philosophy:
Supervision should be satisfying in and of itself and it should provide contexts & frameworks for understanding as well as very pragmatic, useable skills for immediate use. It should be case-centered and have a definable body of knowledge which provides a practice foundation and it should also allow for exploration of the supervisees personal goals and aspirations regarding their career. A wide variety of case situations as well as exposure to the work of other professionals is helpful for learning and provides a “big picture” not limited by the supervisees current work-place. Early supervised practice is an important time for exploration and for expanding horizons. I think of supervision with the following goals:
1. To facilitate a broad understanding of human problem solving with input from multiple perspectives.
2. To include considerations of biological functioning as well as givens in human nature to enhance clinical practice.
3. To support parts of the supervisory process that contribute to forming one’s professional identity.
4. To increase readiness for the licensing exam.
5. To increase clinical expertise so that clients are cared for and helped at the most competent level that the state of the art and science allow.
If this sounds like something you might like to try, please give me a call so we can meet . There is no charge for this first meeting and I always provide enough supervisory input so that you can count the hour we spend toward licensing. It’s a way to decide if what I offer and who I am would be a good “fit” for your learning.
2010 – 2011
Polly supervises from her newly completed book “Starting a Career in Mental Health?”, allowing supervisees to learn many ideas without being limited to the types of cases in their current work settings.
1997 – 2009
Comments of Former Students, Supervisees and Colleagues
used by permission from written expressions of their experience working with Polly in teaching/supervision.
“Polly has been a fascinating supervisor, teacher, and mentor. Without exaggeration I can say that every month for 3 years, I was excited about our supervision and I still use her as a resource today.”
Annie Garry LCSW (Priv. Prac.) (2005)
“WOW ! ! ! The session with the students (and me) was GREAT! Thanks again for sharing your important knowledge with us.”
Katy Thompson MSW, Ph.D. LCSW (2001) UGASSW
“Polly’s insight and wordsmith guided me when faced with tough patient dilemmas. Her knowledge translated easily to the work I am doing. My experience with her as a teacher and a mentor was awesome. She is supportive and committed to the profession.”
Palliative Care Specialist Linda Hicks, LCSW (2008)