Enhance Your Skills
Supervision For Dietitians
Pursuing Private Practice is passionate about providing supervision for dietitians.
Supervision is dedicated time for you as a clinician to receive support in many different areas: clinical knowledge, counseling skills, enforcing boundaries, and self-reflection for growth. The Pursuing Private Practice team offers both individual supervision sessions and group supervision intensives.
Supervision improves your ability to provide value to your clients by enhancing your practice as a clinician while honoring your boundaries and work/life balance. This prevents burnout and also allows us to practice what we preach to our clients: self-care is vital!
Supervision not only protects you as a provider, but also protects your clients’ welfare and ensures services are safe, ethical, and competent.
Supervision is a place to discuss cases and topics, but more so, it is a reflective space for you to interrogate with kindness and support what is coming up for you in relation to your work as a dietitian.
We believe all dietitians can benefit from supervision, whether you're brand new to the field or an advanced provider. We would be honored to be a part of your supervision journey.
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 the counseling process, we have certain topics that we would like to cover AND we want to meet you where you're at as a dietitian. Supervision sessions may include case consultation, education and skill development, role-playing, as well as time to process feelings the supervisee may be experiencing from their work. Some topics may include:
- Counseling Skills
- Nutrition Education
- Intuitive Eating and Non-Diet Philsophies
- Health at Every Size (R)
- Weight-Inclusive Care
- Body Image
- Motivational Interviewing Techniques
- Client’s early termination
- Higher Level Of Care (HLOC) recommendations
- Working with teams
- Preventing Burnout
How it works:
We would be honored to work with you!
Both of our supervision offers may count toward iaedp CEDS certification.
Group Supervision Intensives
Joining a supervision group is a powerful experience. By participating in a group, you gain insight into your own practice and hear other cases and topics presented. This creates multiple opportunities to learn from others and elevates your clinical skills faster.
Our Group Supervision Intensives are 8 weeks long and will meet on the same day and time each of the 8 weeks. A Group Supervision Intensive will have no more than 8 dietitians per cohort so everyone may present for supervision at least twice over the 8-week period.
Our groups are organized so that each dietitian may bring a case (or topic) to supervision when it's their turn to present. You may choose to use our supervision "template" guide to present a case, or just talk openly and honestly about your case or topic. You will receive dedicated time for supervision by a Supervisor and also have the opportunity to receive support and feedback from the group. For now, we are accepting all skill levels into our supervision groups (from beginners to advanced clinicians), but may separate out levels in 2023.
Our next cohort will be held October-November 2022.
Jennifer McGurk, RDN, CDN, CEDS-S will host supervision Wednesdays 1-2pm eastern, Thursdays 12-1pm eastern, and Thursdays 1-2pm eastern.
Elyssa Toomey, RDN, RYT, CEDS-S will host group supervision Tuesdays from 12-1pm eastern, Tuesdays from 3-4pm eastern, and Thursdays from 2-3pm eastern.
Individual 1:1 Supervision Sessions
These sessions are 60 minutes long and focus on individual topics requested by the supervisee.
Elyssa Toomey, RDN, RYT, CEDS-S is currently accepting new clients for supervision.