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Supervision Services

Clinical Supervision is offered to:

  • Interns registered in an accredited Canadian university programme

  • Clinicians from private agencies

  • Referrals from BCACC Inquiry Committee

These are all imposed relationships requiring evaluations, being directed, and are time limited.

There is a power differential, as the supervisor has an over-sight responsibility for the work done, due to the considerable legal liability of the supervisor.

There is an obligation on the supervisee to follow the directions given by their supervisor.


Clinical Consultation is offered to:

  • Practicing clinicians typically seeking advice regarding an issue they define         

This is a voluntary relationship which may occur regularly or on demand by the clinician

There is no obligation on the part of the clinician to follow the advice give by the consultant

This is a collegial relationship involving collaboration, not directions. It is power-with, not power over

Supervision Coaching is offered to:

  • Practicing supervisors who initiate the request for assistance around specific issues they choose

It is similar to the consulting dynamic, where the goal of the interaction is problem-solving-with

This could be on-going or Just-In-Time as desired by the requesting supervisor

This is a collegial relationship power-with, containing no obligation to follow advice given

Supervision of Supervision is offered to:

  • Supervisors in Training as a part of their required program to become an Approved Supervisor

  • Practicing supervisor’s own continuing education to keep their knowledge and skills up to date       

Supervision Credentials


2021: I have been given the designation of Approved Clinical Supervisor (A.C.S.)


I am a member in good standing of the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors #45.

I currently teach Clinical Supervision and Practicum courses for City University Masters in Counselling Program here in Langford and have done since 2006.

I am in private practice as both a clinician and supervisor, consultant and coach. I see clients as well as students, clinicians and supervisors to assist them in their learning pursuits.

I sit on the Clinical Supervision Committee (CSC) of BCACC focusing on upgrading the profile of Clinical Supervision amongst the membership of over 4,000 clinicians in B.C. We are currently establishing the criteria for a new designation of Approved Clinical Supervisor.

2012: I was designated as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (Non member) by the Canadian Professional Counselling Association (CPCA).

2007-2010: I was the Clinic Supervisor for the Interns Community Counselling Services (ICCS) which provided very low cost or free counselling by interns of City Universities’ M.C. program.

1999-2003: I was the lead clinician in the re-design of the Clinical Supervisor Training Program of MCFD and delivered both level 1 & 2 throughout the province to MCFD Social Worker Team leaders. This program is still being offered, now by The Justice Institute.

1991: I began my education with The Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision from Dr. Janine Bernard in Calgary, offered by The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) which I was a member of at that time.

1984-1994: I designed and delivered a private Post Graduate Internship in Psychotherapy with Adults at the Springridge Counselling Centre, which my wife, Vicki Drader, and I co-founded and co-owned. I was program director and primary supervisor.

1984: I completed my Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara CA and my dissertation was focused on the experience of perceived threat by supervisees in supervision.

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