Supervision & Professional Clinical Support for Therapists
Dr Gladstone has a total of 25 years experience working in the mental health, research & education, corporate/coaching and private practice fields. Gemma is a board approved (APHRA) and listed ASP clinical college supervisor. Gemma has worked in adult education teaching counselling skills and psychological interventions and has also worked in higher education delivering coursework to students at Bachelors (UNSW) and Masters and Doctoral (USQ) training levels. She has been an external independent supervisor for students on clinical placements at the University of Southern Queensland. She provides supervision and clinical consultation services for psychologists and other mental health professionals working in any area (below is a list of Gemma’s particular specializations but her supervision is not restricted to these areas – see also Special Interest Topics).
Gemma is an advanced-level certified schema therapy supervisor & trainer. Supervision hours can be counted towards total schema supervision hours for those therapists who are working towards ISST certification.
Consultations often include discussions around a therapist’s own schemas; transference & counter-transference issues and practitioner self-care.
Gemma regularly undertakes her own professional development in the area of schema therapy and related fields. She has also completed several advanced courses in the provision of professional supervision and reflective practice.
Supervision sessions require a GST component and can be used by therapists as legitimate professional expenses for tax purposes.
Therapy for Therapists & How Our own Schemas Play Out
Over the years, Gemma has provided consultations for many health professionals and therapists. It can be difficult for psychologists and other health professionals to firstly find a suitable therapist and then to carry through with seeking treatment/therapy.
Gemma is particularly interested in assisting other therapists deal with their own schemas and/or schema mode activations – both in professional work settings and in their personal lives. Sometimes our schemas can directly contribute to job satisfaction and work against us in creating negative psychological states such as burnout, compassion/empathy fatigue and even play a role in vicarious trauma. If left unchecked, overtime, some schemas can lead to a depletion in work motivation and any sense of joy or personal fulfilment previously experienced.
Therapists are usually exceptionally good at taking care of other people but can often delay or avoid taking the much needed time to concentrate upon their own professional and personal well-being.
For therapists seeking therapy (like all my clients) I offer a strictly professional, confidential and compassionate service with deliberate attention to any particular sensitivities which might exist and the careful avoidance of any dual relationships – wherever possible.
For confidential enquires about therapy with either Gemma Gladstone or another recommended schema therapist please contact the office phone of the Good Mood Clinic 0427 088 176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org