Transformational Training: Relational Supervision from a Catholic Worldview

  • 29 Apr 2022
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Transformational Training: Relational Supervision from a Catholic Worldview

Presented by Edward Rogers PsyD and Kristi Stefani PsyD

Friday April 29th 10:30am - 12:00pm: Lecture and Q&A 

1.5 CEUs


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Supervision is increasingly named as a specific competency in professional practice, but active formation of supervisors is relatively rare after graduation. This presentation aims to offer further education and insight for supervisors by discussing relational supervision practices that are supported by research and consistent with a Catholic view of the person. We explore how supervision can include transformational experiences like admitting mistakes, addressing power dynamics, willingness to suffer, risking vulnerability, giving difficult feedback, and attending to culture, identity, and differences in the supervision relationship. Moreover, we consider and reflect on how those characteristics arise from our Catholic identity. We will offer examples from our own practice, elicit the experiences of participants, and prompt sharing of the unique ways that you have benefitted from these approaches and can continue to strengthen your practice as a supervisor.

Target Audience: Supervisors and trainees across mental health professions

Course Content Level: Intermediate 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe three research findings that support a relational approach to supervision,
  • Discuss multiple beneficial practices used in relational supervision and describe their fit within a Catholic worldview
  • Create multiple ways to enrich their supervision practice by incorporating relational principles

Dr. Ed Rogers is a licensed psychologist who holds clinical psychology degrees from Loyola University Maryland and Baylor University.  He currently serves as the Assistant Director of Training for the Baylor University Counseling Center, working to help graduate students and psychology interns deepen their clinical skills and develop their professional identities.  He is interested in the ways people learn and grow, the role of sacrifice and suffering in a healthy life, and how people hold tensions between conflicting values.  His wife Liz and their five kids have been wonderful instructors and companions on this journey of discovery.

Dr. Kristi Stefani is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) at Divine Mercy University (DMU) in 2019 and is currently the Assistant Director of the IPS Center – the training clinic affiliated with DMU – in Sterling, VA. Her professional work is focused on the integration of a Catholic vision of the human person as applied to psychotherapeutic intervention and clinical supervision. Dr. Stefani is passionate about supporting student clinicians in their formation, serving the mental health needs of the local community, and accompanying her clients on a path toward greater healing and freedom.

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