Hamilton Psychotherapy:

Understanding Supervision,

Mentorship & Peer Discussion

As a graduate of the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP) in Toronto,

supervision by faculty members, peers and colleagues is always available to me.

Supervision plays an important role in the career of a psychotherapist.  This role was taken on by faculty members of the CTP during my training and education.  Now, I maintain a connection to the faculty through continuing study and ongoing mentorship in addition to peer supervision when necessary.  Naturally, understanding the role of supervision is important to you, the client. 

I regularly meet with various mentors, colleagues and peers, individually and in small groups.  During these meetings, case work is discussed.  Practical advice is given and taken and, when warranted, insights are shared.   The advantage to you as a client is that more than one professional is addressing your specific needs. 

Although our interactions in the therapeutic setting are private and confidential, peer and supervisory discussion lend a uniquely unbiased and academic perspective to us that can be invaluable in our work.  At no time will your privacy be compromised by this system of supervision.  You will never be identified in any way. 

This peer and supervisory process is common to all schools of clinical psychotherapy and psychology. 

All members of the college are bound by the same code of ethics.   Your personal and identifying information will never be shared or discussed.  Very few things are more important to the ultimate success of the therapeutic process than protecting your privacy.

The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy is unique among training facilities in the Greater Toronto/Hamilton area in that many different schools of thought are studied.  Although each candidate who completes the program will tend to find their own path from among the many theorists and ideas they have studied, there is always the opportunity for a different perspective through this ongoing supervision, mentorship and the collegial interaction that the CTP, and the science of psychotherapy in general, actively promote.