Keep Your Clients Coming Back
Pursuing Private Practice provides supervision to dietitians interested in a non-diet philosophy. The Pursuing Private Practice team offers individual supervision sessions, and also provides group supervision within Dietitian Business School.
Supervision is the opportunity to meet one on one with a mentor to help you grow as a confident, skillful dietitian. Supervision not only protects you as a provider, but also protects your clients’ welfare and ensures services are safe, ethical, and competent. Supervision improves your ability to provide value to your clients by increasing your skills and also allowing you to monitor your self-care and life balance with the work that you do. This prevents burnout and also allows us to practice what we preach to our clients: self-care is vital!
Supervision can be a transformational experience for dietitians, as you experience a lot of feelings when it comes to the work that you do! You feel lost over how to best help your clients, like you have too much to learn, and ask yourself “how do other dietitians move past impostor syndrome?” This leads to resentment, exhaustion and burnout.
We know so many dietitians want to build a business, but it’s very normal for dietitians to feel lost in the business world. Pursuing Private Practice takes dietitians through the process of business development, step by step, to ensure they feel confident throughout the journey.
Dietitians get results with excellent business education, supervision for challenging topics, and community for inspiration from fellow non-diet colleagues. No matter what stage of business a dietitian is in, Pursuing Private Practice will provide support to build a business that makes a difference in this world.
Our goal is to collaborate with you to feel:
- Less alone and part of a larger community
- More skilled in creating treatment interventions
- Confident in being able to “just” hold space for your clients
- More attuned to know when something is becoming a challenge and more comfortable reaching out for support
- Like you can pay more attention to your own needs and able to create boundaries and opportunities for self-care and rest
There are so many benefits to supervision:
Enhance your skills in medical nutrition therapy, eating disorders, body image issues and somatic practices
Provide a reflective space and emotional support to process your own feelings and ask the hard questions
Grow in professional development
Discuss challenges with clients, the treatment team, coordination of care, parents of clients, etc.
Wrestle with transference and countertransference
Improve your confidence to bring your full self to sessions and to your unique voice to this work
Similar to one-on-one counseling, we’ll meet for 45 minutes as often as you prefer. We'll talk about your clients, especially the tough cases and discuss possible interventions. The session can include case consultation, education / skill development, as well as time to process feelings the supervisee may be experiencing from their work. Some topics may include:
- Client’s early termination
- Higher Level Of Care (HLOC) recommendations
- Intuitive Eating
- Health at Every Size (R)
- Body Image
- Motivational Interviewing Techniques
How it works:
You come with an agenda of what you would like to discuss, and your supervisor holds space to explore the thoughts and feelings related to what is on your agenda. Your agenda can be anything that is coming up in or affecting your practice – including personal issues that may be impacting your practice. Ideally you are building a relationship with your supervisor, similar to that between you and your clients, so consistency is beneficial. We recommend having a session every few weeks. Naturally, additional sessions may be helpful if you are struggling with a particular case and need guidance.
We love supervision and believe all dietitians can benefit from it. We acknowledge the guidance of those who shared their expertise with us and would be honored to be a part of your journey towards being a competent, confident clinician.