In the same way that stress and trauma impacts individuals, it also impacts on systems. And in the same way that individuals must find ways to cope with this stress, so do systems. A number of these coping behaviours and group dynamics create short term relief but cause problems in the longer term. Systemic dynamics such as hyperarousal, avoidance of issues, toxic positivity, scapegoating, parallel processes, and organisational risk aversion are common. Without a safe reflective space to address these, a system can become ridged and unsafe for organisations, staff, and service users.
Regular Clinical Supervision provides a reflective, operational space to examine our work, roles, approaches, and develop our skills. As a registered clinical psychology supervisor, Erin offers a reflective space that allows people to process difficult experiences and make sense of client presentations and 'the work' being done. External supervision is considered best practice for trauma-informed care. Group supervision offers a financially viable option with the additional benefit of working directly with the organisational system.
Group processes offer a reflective, non-operational space for teams to shed light on the dynamics of a system in a safe way. These groups are the ultimate team building experiences, creating healthy organisational culture, connection, and understanding. Group processes are ongoing and usually run monthly.