Therapy and research supervision

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Dr Kate offers three types of supervision: Group supervision, individual supervision and research supervision.

Group supervision is available four times a year. The two-hour meetings of 4 to 8 participants, are held in West London (W1). Dr Kate, an experienced hypnotherapist, co-ordinates the group, supporting confidentiality and keeping the group on task, utilising the time most effectively for all. All participants have opportunities to engage during the group supervision session. As such, participating in a supervision group can counteract social isolation and gain the advantages of working in a cohesive, collaborative and supportive environment. Participation in group supervision also enables hypnotherapists to exchange professional knowledge (what works, what doesn’t), manage professional problems and ethical dilemmas, reduce stress and increase professionalism within their work.

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Individual (1-to-1) supervision with Dr Kate gives you a flexible opportunity to organise the session according to your own needs, whether it is discussing current cases, future cases, past training, future training, professional development, personal impact of therapy, or aspects relating to business management and development.  There are a number of benefits from individual supervision,

  • Improvement in communication skills

  • Practice in supportive skills, such as active listening

  • Reflection and discussion on case management and work style

  • Enhanced awareness of professional interactions

  • Quality assurance

  • Skills review and enhancement

  • Review of work-life perspectives

  • Challenging assumptions

  • Professional support

  • Counteracting 'therapist-burnout'

Supervision can be done in person (face to face) or over the phone / Skype. As mentioned already, a 1-to-1 supervision session is usually highly focused around the therapist’s your supervision needs. A session may include the discussion of key aims and objectives for the session; presentation of cases, including key client information, what you planned to do, what you did, how it went, what went well, what didn’t, what you learned, what you need to learn, how you felt about it (emotional, mental, physical), together with any ethical dilemmas; discussion of case and alternative approaches, brainstorming, role playing, and consideration of possible outcomes; exploration of development needs (concise, creative, supportive; any other issues or points raised by the supervisee.

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Research supervision is provided by Dr Kate, offering research guidance for hypnotists and hypnotherapists who wish to conduct hypnosis or hypnotherapy research independently. Kate also offers subject-specialist supervision alongside academic supervision for students engaged in formal study with a college or university. It may be that you are seeking help in just one area of the research process, or support through the entire process. Kate can help you develop new skills, techniques, tools and materials to enable you to conceive, design, implement and adapt your own research process. She can also teach you how to engage with critical analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of new and complex ideas.

Concept and planning stage:
Exploring possible research topics
Assessing and developing subject specific and general research skills
Signposting to resources
Preparation of project feasibility reports (capability, resources, skills)
Conducting a research risk assessment
Preparation of research framework, time management and timescale

Proposal stage:
Preparation of research proposal
Understanding research methodology, paradigms and methods
Selecting qualitative and quantitative research
Choosing your approach (e.g. experimental, quasi-experimental, non-experimental or systematic review)
Understanding research ethics

Engaging with literature:
Finding and understanding research literature
Conducting background research and using research materials
Conducting a literature review
Using EndNote and other bibliography and reference manager systems

Active research:
Engaging with research materials
Design and use of questionnaires and interviews and other methods of data collection
Conducting active research and fieldwork
Use of suggestibility testing
Using hypnosis and hypnotherapy suggestions and techniques with research subjects
Researching the use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy with clients

Dealing with data:
Reporting and analysis research results
Using qualitative analysis methods (e.g. Thematic Analysis, IPA)
Using quantitative analysis statistics and tools (e.g. SPSS)

Writing up and disseminating:
Discussing research and reaching conclusions
Structuring your report, project or thesis
Academic referencing
Writing for publication

To discuss your planned (or current) research project, get in contact with Dr Kate by phone or email. To book a research supervision session, follow the link below.