Here, we are talking about psychological supervision and supervision of work with clients. In supervision
a person works with a single colleague. In intervision
a person works with a group of colleagues. The colleague(s) may be at the same level of experience or education or at a higher level. There are several parts to this. The first is to work through what the person is doing with each client or group. The colleague(s) may have suggestions and/or different perspectives. A second part of the process is to look at the involvement of the psyche and the background and the private life of the person in the work with specific clients and in the work in general. This has to do with how these factors, and the environment in which the person is working, influence the work and vice versa. Thus, as one example, issues of transference and counter-transference and the traumatization of the person and/or the client may arise.
We consider such supervision/intervision essential for anyone working with people, particularly with highly traumatized people. This not only includes therapists and physicians and social workers other (mental) health professionals but also volunteers. It also includes people not directly working with health such as lawyers, teachers, police, prison guards, bureaucrats, cleaners and, in short, anyone in contact with people in difficulties of any sort.
The CWWPP is prepared to offer supervision and intervision, primarily online. Where we do not have the capacity to offer the service ourselves, we will attempt to find people through our networks. While, in principle, this work comes under our mandate and thus is without charge, we would ask those who have the means to do so to make a contribution to us. We can discuss the amount of that contribution individually.