AAP Supervision

Kaye Griffin – AAP Clinical Supervision Profile

Kaye is a Psychotherapist, Somatic Trauma Therapist, Animal Assisted Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor in private practice.

Her philosophy is to work together with each client and supervisee to assist them to achieve their desired goals in a calm, safe and positive way. The focus of her work is the provision of intensive therapy and individual and group supervision. She specialises in somatic trauma and works with complex trauma and trauma-related issues (including addictions, attachment disorders, eating disorders, anxiety and depression), as well as with death, dying, grief, loss, and crisis. All her work is developed with the client or supervisee, a program tailored to their individual needs. She works with adolescents (15 years and upwards) and adults, either individually or in group work.

She has trained her Alaskan Malamute – Emmie – in Animal Assisted Therapy. They work together as a team during assessment, intensive sessions and supervision. Kaye offers individual and group supervision for a variety of professionals in the helping arena either in her rooms in Bacchus Marsh or by Skype or Zoom. Kaye is passionate about delivering and developing supervision skills and knowledge and it is a focus in her professional development and practice.

The introduction of AAP supervision has been rewarding for the supervisee as they have the addition of Emmie as a co therapist and learn so much about the unspoken and energy dynamics in the room. Learning how to be with an emotion and not become an emotion for our clients is difficult to comprehend – AAP allows us to work with curiosity and metaphor and the unspoken from the unconscious. The goal is to work to bring that into consciousness first by awareness of the felt sense which is well before a narrative can be connected or assigned.

For supervisee’s who are AAP trained we are able to look at interventions specific to your client work and your canine co therapist. We will look at: what your canine co therapist is doing, when, why, how and who are they active with and who (which clients) they are less active or inactive with. Again, we work through attunement, curiosity and the belief that the client has all the skills and resources within them to heal and our role is to trust the process and the client and the ability of the team (human and canine co therapist) to jointly hold the energy and space and allow time for healing to occur safely at a pace the client can integrate.

Kaye and Emmie are available for supervision Monday – Friday and can provide evening appointments as required. Therapy dogs are welcome to attend supervision and are recommended to attend even if skype or zoom is used.