Frequently Asked Questions:
What is online peer supervision? In online peer supervision you meet with other therapists to discuss and receive feedback on your own cases. Online peer supervision is held in a virtual classroom on your computer or tablet. This is similar to those used by universities for online courses. The classroom lets you see, hear and text with group members during the meeting. It has the same feeling as being in a room with other therapists.
Why should I use online peer supervision? In online peer supervision you meet with other therapists to discuss and receive feedback on your own cases. Online peer supervision is held in a virtual classroom on your computer or tablet. This is similar to those used by universities for online courses. The classroom lets you see, hear and text with group members during the meeting. It has the same feeling as being in a room with other therapists.
How do I get to my online meetings? Through your laptop or tablet. You will receive an email reminder on the day before your meeting. On the day of your meeting you will receive an email 2 hours before the meeting. This email will contain a link that will take you to your meeting.
What are the benefit of membership? Membership entitles you to access 2 meetings per month to present your own cases. This is up to 3 hours of peer supervision per month.
How much does it cost to become a member? The monthly cost of membership is $59.00. You purchase member benefits on a monthly basis, with benefits starting in the month you join. The membership fee is charged on a monthly recurring basis on your credit card.
What does the 30 DAY FREE TRIAL entitle me to? You become a member with access to up to 3 meetings during the first 30 days after registration.
What is a typical meeting like? A typical meeting last about 90 minutes. It begins with a ‘check in' where group members identify themselves as Presenters for that meeting. Then the time is divided and an agenda set. Each group member gets 18 minutes to present their case to the group. Each group member then takes a turn as the Presenter, and the others listen and offer their ideas.
What if I am nervous in groups? Many people are a little nervous about joining groups or looking for help with their work. I understand this, so we have created two ways for you to try out the groups with no risk. First we offer the 1st month free to try it out. Try our "Fly on the Wall" option: this is where you go to a group and just listen. You can see and hear the others, but they cannot see you. You can join the conversation if you want to, or just listen.
What if I do not find a group that fits my schedule? If you do not find a meeting date or time that fits your schedule, please let us know days and times that work for you. We are frequently forming new groups to meet the needs of our members.
What is our philosophy about peer supervision? We look to offer the basic components of an effective group including: equality of members, supportive culture, structure, placing a high value on turning up, having members bring their best insights and suggestions to every session, confidentiality, self-directed, and no discussion of the session after it has ended. The result is a respectful environment that ensures optimal value for your time spent in the group.
What about confidentiality and professional conduct in the meetings? Members follow their own professional associations guidelines for professional conduct and client confidentiality, and/or adhere to the highest ethical or legal standard. As psychologists, social workers (MSW, LCSW), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed counselors, mental health counselors, and addiction counselors (CAP) we all know the importance of confidentiality. Every member has the full responsibility in making every effort to protect the identity of their clients in the meeting discussions.
Who runs the meetings? In the Peeradigm peer supervision meetings we have a facilitator whose sole purpose is to coordinate case presentations and other administrative tasks. There is a facilitator in the meeting to ensure that the group stays on schedule, manages the meeting room communication tools, and maintains the focus of the meetings. Peeradigm members have no responsibility and/or authority over each other's actions, treatment decisions and/or patients/clients.