Consultation Groups and Supervision

Professional Peer Consultation Groups

Providing a safe space to nurture those in our care is both an honor and a primary responsibility for care professionals. In order to provide our best professional care, therapists and care professionals must also care for our self. One care to care for the professional part of us is to be a part of a collegial community that allows each of us to contribute to the collective wisdom of the group and build professional relationships. Good professional relationships can powerfully enhance our own well-being and effectiveness. Connection with trusted colleagues is key to processing our interactions with clients, and what is going on within us — which we all need to do, all the time.

Clinical/professional consultation groups provide many benefits, including:

  • Helping inform us about important therapeutic tools and techniques
  • Providing a basis for wonderful and fulfilling collegial relationships
  • Preventing burnout
  • Helping us recognize our best strengths, and how to develop them
  • Giving us highly cost-effective, regular access to the expertise of each member
  • Each member’s clinical experience gives us a wealth of understanding to share in support of each other.
  • Group clinical consultation is a safe place to talk about complexities of a case, the kind of practice you want to build, to explore and develop what you bring to your work, and enhance your skills as a professional.



    Consultation Groups

    Internal Family Systems Peer Consultation

    The IFS consultation group is for mental health professionals who are interested in learning and deepening their skills in the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy. The group will be led by Jennifer Baldwin. Jennifer has completed Level 1 (2009-2010), Level 2 (2010-2011), Mind, Body and Beyond: Somatic IFS (2014 and 2016), Continuity Program (modules on Trauma, Neuroscience, and IFS; Couples therapy Intimacy From the Inside Out, and IFS and Addictions) and has attended the Somatic IFS Costa Rica Clinicians Retreat (2012) and several regional retreats/training and IFS conferences. IFS has been her primary clinical model since graduate school.

    The group will meet on the second Monday of each month at noon-1:30 pm. Cost per group session is $25.

    To join the group, please contact Jennifer at 678-631-7630 or via email at groundingflight@gmail.com



    Faith and Care Consultation Group (FCCG)

    The Faith and Care Consultation Group is for mental health professionals and clergy who are interested in honing their caring giving skills at the intersection of faith and mental health. This interdisciplinary group is a shared space for clergy and clinicians to join together in sharing wisdoms on how to care for clients/congregants in distress. For clinicians, gain awareness of the role of personal theology and spirituality as both source of client resiliency and challenge. For clergy, enhance your pastoral care and counseling skills. The FCCG will be led by Rev. Dr. Jennifer Baldwin, LPC. Jennifer is ordained in the Baptist tradition (Alliance) and completed her PhD in Systematic Theology with an emphasis in Religion and Science from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She is licensed in Georgia and Illinois. While a clinician in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, she regularly worked with seminary students from the ELCA, United Methodist, PCUSA, and UU denominations and University of Chicago students from Indigenous, Muslim, Wiccan, and Jewish faith traditions.

    The group will meet on the third Monday of each month at noon-1:30 pm. Cost per group session is $25.

    To join the group, please contact Jennifer at 678-631-7630 or via email at groundingflight@gmail.com





    Trauma Consultation Group (TCG)

    The Trauma Care Consultation Group is for mental health professionals seeking additional reflections, support, and resources for working with clients struggling with posttraumatic responses and subsequent challenges. This clinical consultation group will focus on case presentations, skill development, clinical self awareness in remain present and grounded during client hyper-or hypo-arousal.The TCG will be led by Jennifer Baldwin, PhD, LPC. Jennifer's doctoral work was on the intersection of traumatology and theology. She has presented at the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), has completed an Intensive Trauma Course with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, is trained in several therapeutic models that are evidence-based therapies for PTSD (IFS and EMDR), and has presented and published multiple works on trauma. In 2017, she shared a speaking panel with Dr. Judith Herman honoring the 25th Anniversary of Herman's Trauma and Recovery. Her book Trauma Sensitive Theology will be released late spring 2018.

    The group will meet on the fourth Monday of each month at noon-1:30 pm. Cost per group session is $25.

    To join the group, please contact Jennifer at 678-631-7630 or via email at groundingflight@gmail.com



    Supervision

    Clinical Supervision is available upon request and conversation to determine if we are a good match for your current clinical growth needs. My areas of clinical strength are:

  • Internal Family Systems
  • Spiritual and Mental Health
  • Trauma
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