Ayo Akanbi is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and CAMFT Approved Supervisor (RMFT-S). He offers clinical supervision for psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists.
Ayo views clinical supervision within the context of apprenticeship. An apprenticeship offers the apprentice more than the basic tools of the trade. It offers a pathway to a world of knowledge and resources far beyond the reach of the apprentice. Influenced by Peter Drucker’s (1954) theory of management by objectives, Ayo believes clinical supervision is a training and management tool. Hence, he holds clinical supervision as the process of identifying and defining specific objectives that need to be achieved, and the process that would be expected to facilitate the achievement of the identified objectives. The foregoing is enhanced by the fact that the supervisee is coming to the supervisor with a view to accomplishing specific objectives; be it to acquire internship experience and hours necessary to complete his/her graduate training program; in furtherance of their application for CRPO registration or CAMFT registration or to pursue certification in one therapeutic modality or the other. Supervisees are coming with a defined objective.
Ayo’s practice is predicated on integrative model of therapy. He affirms that we are all interconnected and interrelated on so many levels, hence his recognition of the many systems, subsystems and supra-systems that influence how each of us relates. He postulates that clients’ problems are non-linear hence one must develop a view of assessing the situation from a systemic frame of reference with a focus on the client’s patterns of interactions, relationships, and processes.
He is committed to a competency-based approach to supervision. This allows for the supervisee to develop and grow in their role at their own pace. This offers the intending supervisee a direct approach and modelling on the use of intervention strategies. The main goal of supervision should be the development of a competent, confident, lawful, and ethical therapist (Lee & Nelson; 2013). In furtherance of this goal, the individual supervisee’s goal of supervision needs will be discussed and a method of providing feedback and evaluation will be agreed upon to ensure that the goal of supervision is met at end of the supervisory contract.
Preferred Model of Supervision
Ayo offers individual or dyadic supervision and group supervision (3-5 people). The sessions are delivered in-person or through HIPPA compliant electronic media.
Supervision hours. Your clinical supervision hours can be applied towards being:
- Registered Psychotherapist with College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Any therapists who want to become a Registered Psychotherapist with CRPO is required to seek supervision from a qualified CRPO supervisor.
- Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT). Any therapists who want to become a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with CAMFT needs to receive 200 hours of supervision. A minimum of 100 hours must be individual or dyadic supervision.