For Clinicians

Individual Supervision

Individual Supervision is one of the most important means of learning how to be an effective, knowledgeable psychotherapist and supporting oneself as a mature professional who looking to deepen skills, grow and develop personally. By working with a senior clinician, you have an opportunity to gain a deep comprehension of your clients’ unfolding processes, explore new approaches and an understanding of inner reactions and attitudes that allow for growth in both you and your clients.

For more info about individual supervision at LifeWorks, contact [email protected] or call 847-568-1100.

Case Consultation

LifeWorks clinicians can provide case consultation regarding the clinical relationship with clients who identify as members of minorities or marginalized groups. Much of our clinical work focuses on transitions, issues and conflicts related to relationships and identities that are marginalized or largely unsupported by society such as LGBTQIAopen relationshipspolyamorykink, etc…  We are knowledgeable about the struggles of religious, spiritual, racial, cultural and ethnic minorities.

We offer an educative, psycho-social point of view on the unique experiences of marginalized individuals and groups and can help clinicians to separate these experience from psychological issues and relationship conflicts their clients may present. Our intention is to bring awareness to the special clinical issues therapists may confront when serving individuals who identify as belonging to a marginalized group and help clinicians to:

  • provide a safe space for these clients to explore unique difficulties they may face
  • learn to recognize the ways that marginalized individuals may feel stigmatized or pathologized by society, family, friends, so-workers, public institutions and community
  • explore personal ideas, feelings thoughts, beliefs and attitudes therapists may hold towards other cultures or groups
  • develop and use the “metaskills,” or feeling attitudes, of  curiosity, beginner’s mind, acceptance, open-mindedness, compassion, exploration and celebration of diversity with their clients
  • seek and apply knowledge and understanding to the unique needs of clients who identify with marginalized groups, cultures, ethnicities, religions or races

For more info, contact [email protected] or call 847-568-1100.

CULTURAL COMPETENCY

LifeWorks clinicians have expertise in a variety areas and can provide tailored training, presentations or consultations for you, your organization or company:

  • Gender and Sexuality in Intimate Relationships
  • Working with Polyamorous Individuals and Relationships
  • Becoming a Poly-friendly Therapist
  • Kink & BDSM
  • Deep Democracy: Working with Marginalized Experience in Ourselves & Our Clients
  • Transforming Therapist Bias
  • Relating to Differences in Our World: Multi-Culturalism and Diversity
  • Process-oriented Psychotherapy or Process Work
  • Conflict Facilitation

Learn more about Organization Consulting and Training here or contact [email protected] or call 847-568-1100.

Professional Affiliations and Partners

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Contact Lifeworks

You can also call us at 847-568-1100 or send a text message to 224-592-0076.