According to the OASW, clinical supervision develops the social worker’s professional judgement, clinical knowledge and skills, including critical self-reflection, all of which are essential for social workers providing clinical services, especially those performing psychotherapy. Consultation is a problem-solving process in which advice and knowledge as well as reflection on the social worker’s practice is offered by someone possessing specialized expertise.
Anti-Black racism is an ongoing problem, and discussing racism let alone anti-Black racism tends to be seen as “uncomfortable”. No matter how uncomfortable it may be for some, racialized Black people are constantly exposed to the violence of racism, more specifically, anti-black racism. Anti-Black racism supervision challenges the mental health professionals’ biases, stereotypes, and will allow them to critically reflect in a safe environment while being challenged and supported.
Janelle provides clinical supervision and consultation to MSW professionals in private practice and agency on a one-to-one and group basis via DoxyMe, Zoom, or telephone. Janelle will provide clinical expertise that is not limited to anti-Black racism, the Black experience, systemic racism in mental health, workplace, education, imposter syndrome, internalized oppression, white guilt, burnout, and intergenerational trauma.