Our interns, supervised by our clinic manager and executive director, offer counselling in the following areas:
- Trauma, including complex trauma stemming from severe abuse, neglect, violence, and other adverse childhood experiences.
- Patterns of abuse in relationships, including counselling for people involved in criminal Justice processes.
- Family of origin, attachment, and development.
- Sexual behaviour problems and use of violence in relationships.
- Sexual and intimate partner victimization.
Our clinic manager typically focuses on providing direct services to clients who fall under one of our funded programmes:
- Our services offered in partnership with the Halifax Domestic Violence Court Programme are only open to clients referred from that Court. We offer roughly 10 spaces for individual therapy and two open-intake, semi-structured therapy groups focused on men's wellness. Each group has space for 15 participants.
- We also offer services specific to people who have experienced comercial or other forms of sexual exploitation or human trafficking.
- Our clinic manager tends to take clients with more complex needs and deeper clinical pathologies.
Our supervision model ensures competent care:
- Our executive director supervises all clinical relationships and provides direct consultation services when indicated. For more information about his private practice, see robertswright.ca.
- Our executive director provides academic supervision for our interns.
- Our clinic manager provides daily supervision for interns and also coordinates case management meetings to guide decisions about case load and other issues. He also provides consultation to interns as appropriate.
- All formal correspondence with courts, probation, or other agencies is reviewed and signed by either our executive director or clinic manager to ensure accountability.