Washington State Approved Supervisor & Consultant

Colorful Friends
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So, you're interested in supervision? Thank you for considering me as your supervisor. I am a Licensed Couples and Family Therapist, Clinical Sexologist, American Association Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) Certified Sex Therapist, AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator, Clinical Sexologist, and a Washington State Approved Supervisor.

 

I am offering clinical consultation to licensed professionals and supervision to folx working towards WA state licensure. My continued growth in anti-racist and de-colonial therapeutic practices influences my work with supervisees.  

 

Wadley (2020) tells us:

 “The field of sexology is moving towards emancipation as a result of having to address systematic shifts as well as emergence of those who have needed to create their own tables and seats that are relative to their communities...These leaders take responsibility for conceptualizing initiating change, and, as the field continues to evolve, there will be more leaders who will emerge out of the necessity to impact and influence their surroundings in a positive way" (p. 350).

 

This is a new time and space for us as therapists to expand beyond the traditional lens that excludes far too many of us. This journey, as a supervisor, is in part to assist in creating “systematic shifts” that will call in those that have been excluded from our work. Becoming a supervisor provides me with another platform for leadership through a social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. 

As a supervisor, my mission is to create a safe and supportive space for therapists from marginalized and oppressed groups to create therapy practices that promote decolonization, support them financially, and allow them to disrupt the status quo in the sexual health community.

We might be a good fit if: 

  • You are doing sex therapy with adults.

  • You are willing to do supervision online. 

  • You are self-motivated and able to manage your professional responsibilities.

  • You are a minority and/or from a marginalized group.

  • You are willing and able to have a secondary supervisor.

  • You are willing and able to commit to the financial policy of $175/1 hour of individual and $175/2 hour group supervision. 

  • You are willing to be an active participant in supervision and invest time outside of supervision for additional learning.

  • You are interested in de-colonial practices from a queer, feminist, intersectional, ecosystemic lens. 

My Approach: 

My approach to supervision is collaborative. I am here to provide you with support during this phase of your career. ​I am excited to talk about ALL the things during supervision! Case consultation, private practice building, psycoeducation, workshops for therapists, strengthening community awareness, and involvement are all really exciting for me. 

 

Serving on the AASECT Ethics Advisory Committee (EAC) and offering training on ethics as a AASECT CEU provider allows me to keep my supervisees ethical in their practice and to prevent future dilemmas. I encourage my supervisees to get involved within our professional communities and to support each other as sexuality professionals. 

If you would like to learn more about me and my experience, click here.  

If you think we would be a good match and you would like to start supervision with me, please complete this form.

 

Upcoming AASECT Group Collaborations:

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January 12th 4PM-6PM PST. Dr. James Wadley and I will host a nuanced sex therapy supervision group for professionals seeking AASECT sex therapy certification.  Professionals interested in exploring the dynamics of interracial relationships within consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) constellations are invited to be a part of group to share cases and obtain feedback. 

 

What's significant about this population is that individuals and couples from different racial and ethic backgrounds may have to navigate constructions of race/ethnicity and may also have to discern expressions of intimacy with current and potential partners.  Inasmuch, sexuality therapists may also have a hard time grasping their own set of identities (e.g., race, gender, relationship status, sexuality, professional, etc.) which may be problematic towards reaching clinical goals.  Thus, sex therapy supervision addresses the convergence of race/ethnicity and relationship status (consensual nonmonogamy) and we invite you to be a part of it.  

 

Sex therapy supervision begins on Wednesday, January 12, 2021 from 7-9PM EST (4-6PM PST) and is hosted on the first Wednesday of each month thereafter. 

 

 

If you currently do not have an AASECT contract, email James at phdjamesw@yahoo.com

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Please join us for 4 hours of group supervision. These four hours will count towards your AASECT supervision requirements for group activity OR if you are already certified will count as continuing education towards recertification. 

 

Seasoned, up-and-coming sex therapists, and sex educators are invited to attend. Each person will be given a minimum of 30 minutes to present a case study. 

 

Supervisors are: 

 

Kristen Lilla LCSW, CST-S, CSE-S (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and one of four worldwide dually AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, AASECT Certified Sex Educator, and AASECT Certified Supervisor. Kristen is a queer feminist working in private practice in NE, IL, WI, and IA. She is also the co-author of Vaginas and Periods 101: A Pop-Up Book and author of Boxes and How We Fill Them: A Basic Guide to Sexual Awareness. www.kristenlilla.com

 

Anne Mauro, LMFT, DHS, CST, CSE (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Couples and Family Therapist, Clinical Sexologist, Clinical Supervisor, and American Association Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) Certified Sex Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Educator. Her private practice, Mending Connections, in Tacoma, Washington specializes in couples counseling and sex therapy. In partnership with Kristen, we are an American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) continuing education (CEU) provider. Through this venture, Anne co-created the Beyond Settler Sex Sexually Attitude Reassessment (SAR). She also serves on the AASECT award committee and the AASECT ethics committee. Her first Routledge publication, More Than Ebony and Ivory: Complexities of sex therapy with interracial couples, can be found in An Intersectional Approach to Sex Therapy: Centering the lives of indigenous, racialized, and people of color. Anne is working on her second publication, The Colonization of Black Sexuality: A clinician’s guide to relearning and healing. In service of the profession, Anne also is a member of AASECT Awards Committee and AASECT Ethics Advisory Board.