Supervision for Acupuncturists

“As practitioners we offer our patients guidance, support and encouragement - it seems a good idea to offer it to ourselves.”  - Isobel Cosgrove

Supervision can be significant in assisting and supporting practitioners in their work and their personal and professional lives.  Supervision considers the needs of the practitioner and their concerns around specific professional and personal issues in a confidential forum.  This can either be in a small group or on a one-to-one basis.

Issues that may arise in our practice and professional life include

  • Building up a practice
  • Boundaries
  • Burn Out
  • Cancellations
  • Clinical and diagnostic issues
  • Confidentiality
  • Emotional response to ‘difficult’ patients
  • Endings
  • Ethics
  • Money issues
  • Professional relationships
  • Time management
  • Working in isolation

Supervision work is usually practitioner focused but it may also include some patient focused discussion. By talking and sharing aspects of our work, supervision can refresh, inspire, inform and satisfy our professional needs.

Julia completed the Supervision for Acupuncturists course run by Isobel Cosgrove in 2000 and participates in an ongoing supervision group.

Details of supervision groups are always available in the BAcC newsletters.