Consulting

Clinical Consulting

Engaging in-person workshops, keynote speeches and presentations

Debriefing

Engaging online live workshops with interactive components with option to record and stream later

Private Practice Consulting

Self-paced online learning experiences that include videos, worksheets and discussion boards

Clinical Consultation

According to the Ontario Association of Social Workers, clinical consultation helps social worker’s develop professional judgement, clinical knowledge and skills, including critical self-reflection, all of which are essential for social workers providing clinical services including psychotherapy. Research further provides evidence that supportive professional relationships such as clinical consultation helps reduce the risk of compassion fatigue, burnout and vicarious trauma.

Amanda offers a various forms of clinical consultation for individuals and groups. 

Clinical consultation is a process where I assist individuals or groups who are delivering clinical services and/or psychotherapy by providing support, education, and guidance regarding client cases, ethics, and overall professional practice. 

I provide single session clinical case consultation and ongoing clinical consultation for registered social workers

exploring challenging clinical cases in an environment that is respectful and collaborative.

My clinical consultation model is collaborative and will involve work on professional growth, client and session debriefs, and resource sharing. It promotes professional, knowledge and skill development and facilitates self-reflection.

 

  

I do not meet with you as an "expert" where you strive to seek advice from me about how to handle client cases. Instead, we would explore cases together and I simply facilitate the process of tapping into your own knowledge, skills and strengths as a clinician. 

As a clinical consultant I can offer you support in the four main focus areas (direct practice, professional impact, continued learning and job management), however, in consultation you just don't provide identifying information about clients and I would not take on professional responsibility for your practice with clients. 

Firstly, I would like to begin by sharing with you about what my clinical consultation typically looks like and what my strengths are in supporting clinicians. The focus of my work is to support helping professionals with their psychological health so this is naturally a primary focus of my clinical consultations as well. My intention for each session is to assist you in self-reflection, debriefing about your experiences with clients, and exploring the foundations of your practice framework. I provide guidance on developing psychological resilience and setting up a private practice that won't burn you out. 

For Teams

While managers have an increasing numbers of administrative responsibilities, many no longer provide clinical supervision to frontline and clinical care workers within their agency.

 

Clinical staff may feel that they are on their own when it comes to clinical supervision or supervision of direct practice.

Hiring a supervisor from outside of the agency provides - benefits. 

Facilitated monthly sessions for teams to collaboratively explore and discuss challenges in clinical cases, difficult work situations, and our own psychological well-being. Focus of sessions may vary.

For Individuals
Providing therapeutic services in private practice is a continuous learning experience. Clinical consultation is an opportunity to develop your professional judgement, clinical knowledge and skills, and deepen your critical self-reflection. 

For Small Groups
Didactic

For Social Work Students

student practicums

MSW, virtual,

Q&A 

What's the difference between supervision and consultation?

The OCSWSSW allows for various options for practice guidance including consultation, supervision and peer consultation too. Reviewing the Professional Practice guidelines with OCSWSSW will help you determine if your level of experience, skills and client work are within your scope of practice and therefore consultation is satisfactory. Typically, people new in their field might want more supervision and those with more experience benefit from consultation.   

We can also do client case reviews but note that with clinical consultation (unlike clinical supervision),you must refrain from providing identifying information about clients (we will use pseudonyms) and I will not take on professional responsibility/liability for your practices with clients.

Can you supervise Qualifying Registered Psychotherapists (RP?

No, I do not provide supervision that counts towards the required supervision hours for Qualifying RPs under the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

 I would like to begin by sharing with you about what my clinical consultation typically looks like and what my strengths are in supporting teams. The focus of my work is to support helping professionals with their psychological health so this is naturally a primary focus of my group consultation as well. My intention for each session is to assist the staff in self-reflection, debriefing about their experiences with clients, and exploring how to use their individual and collective skills to provide care. I provide guidance on developing psychological resilience and offer any education that I can on clinical skills. We can do client case reviews but note that with clinical consultation (unlike clinical supervision), the staff will refrain from providing identifying information about clients (we will use pseudonyms) and I will not take on professional responsibility/liability for their practices with clients. 

 

I do not meet with teams as an "expert" and allow them to seek advice from me about how to handle client cases. I view each professional as an expert in their own practices and with their own clients. We explore cases together and I simply facilitate and participate in the process of tapping into all of our knowledge, skills and strengths both as individual practitioners and as a unit. 

 

If the group is looking for something more along the lines of supervision where they get direct clinical case management advice, I may not be the right fit. 

 

on is a way that therapists can learn new skills, reflect on their practice focus and experiences, reset to helping others while reducing compassion fatigue, rejuvenating their energy, and grounding in nature.

 

NOTE: I practice psychotherapy under the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) not the (CRPO).

Debriefing

Ongoing Debriefing Meetings

monthly or quarterly - 

all staff wellness check-in - assess, monitor, commit 

refresher

workplace wellness workshops

 

 

 

 

Critical Incident Group Debriefing

Critical incidents are situations that occur outside of our normal frame of reference and challenge us to understand and cope with what has happened.

 

Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate event. CIGD is one of several methods that may be utilized to lessen the likelihood of people experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident.

 

This group debriefing process provides a place for participants to talk and share experiences, and for the facilitator to teach and provide information about the impact of critical incidents. 

If your team has recently gone through a critical incident, reach out to schedule a group debriefing session.

 

Private Practice Consulting

Running your own business can be an overwhelming experience.

Sure, there are "how-to" lists on the net and you might be able to figure out all the steps you need to take to get started but those cookie-cutter business templates may not match your personal circumstances, needs or desires. After all, you are probably taking the path of building a private practice because you want the freedom and flexibility to balance your professional and personal life. 

 

Plus a private practice isn't just an ordinary business. It's important to consider the psychological strain of being your own boss while also holding space for stressed people each day. There are so many nuances and understated elements in managing a practice that can actually lead to stress and overwhelm if not planned for.

Which is why Amanda is so passionate about helping clinicians in Ontario
build a thriving private practice that is actually developed with their vision, values and lifestyle in mind.

The Sustainable Practice Program

A group coaching program that is designed to help you develop a personalized plan to build your private practice

 Amanda has a deep respect for the diversity in people's plans for private practice which is why she created a coaching program that can support you in any phase that you are in.

You are matched with a group that are in the same phase of development that you are in

She works collaboratively with you to develop realistic goals that 

As a member you get to collaborate with peers who are in the same phase as development as you and cheer on other members in other clubs too. Build relationships, get feedback, inspire each other and you wont feel alone. 

Creation Club

Before you see your first client

This club is for you if you are in the planning phase of opening a private practice; whether you are a new graduate, someone wanting to supplement your income with part-time work or getting ready to leap 2 feet into full-time entrepreneurship. This club is all about focusing on the steps you need to take to create a solid foundation for your business. We will explore your clinical framework including identifying your professional values, strengths and clinical skills, and creating a professional profile that reflect your scope of practice/niche and speaks to your ideal client. We will also focus on basic functions of starting a business including creating your business accounts, client management software, practice forms and marketing material. 

Launching Club

Ready to Launch

You are ready to see clients and your practice is officially in launching phase. Everything is going live and you are about to do a bunch of things for the first time. There are bound to be a million questions now that you are actually doing all the things you had been preparing for. This club will have other members in the start-up phase too so you are sure to get lots of validation and support. We will monitor and modify all the functions of your practice and do some fine tuning so that you can feel confident about your business. 

Level 3 - Recovery Club

Ready for Change

You've been running your practice for awhile now and there are some things that just aren't working well for you. Maybe you feel lonely, or you're falling behind on admin, confused about processes or realizing you aren't always working with your ideal client. All in all, if you are feeling less satisfied with your practice and want to solve some problems, this is your club. We will revisit your vision and explore what's working well and what's not. 

Investment - $200 + HST 

- one 90 minute group session/month (recorded and posted in the members area)

- Access to the group chat on Slack

- Access to multiple templates and scripts 

- Checklists, assessments, worksheets

Optional Add-on

Want some one-on-one time with Amanda? Request an additional personal 60 minute consultation

with Amanda for $175 + HST

Initial 3 month commitment and then month to month

Provide coaching that is personal, not cookie-cutter. Explore your strengths, values and hopes for your practice and build something that reflects you.

checklists, monthly meetings, assessments