Supervision is an essential task for psychologists to ensure that professional standards of practice are maintained in forensic settings. The importance of receiving clinical supervision to support your work with forensic clients cannot be overstated. Clinical supervision provides a safe, reflective space to explore your work with clients.

Dr. Pleshchuk aims to promise the supervisees sense of self-efficacy, by providing a structured, reflective, informative, and encouraging space to acquire, develop, and maintain core competencies in psychological practice.

Benefits for the Supervisee:

  • One-to-one advice, support, and guidance from an experienced professional.
  • Gaining realistic insight.
  • Receive guidance, and practical information for cases.
  • Maintain professional competence.
  • Maintain professional identity and purpose
  • Maintain professional integrity.
  • Increase, social, academic, and professional confidence.
  • Become more empowered to make decisions.
  • Develop communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Develop networking opportunities with a range of professionals.
  • Enhance employability skills.

Dr. Pleshchuk provides supervision/mentorship to the following for those seeking licensure and/or experience in the practice of forensic psychology:

  • Supervision for fully registered and/or licensed psychologists
  • Supervision for other mental health professionals (including social workers)
  • Secondary consultation

Diagnostic Clarification and Treatment Planning

Psychological assessment can help guide the direction of therapy and provide focus for goal setting and treatment planning. Evaluations can involve tests that measure intelligence, achievement, cognitive functioning, and sometimes motor functioning. Although each test offers its own special type of information, together the test battery gives a full picture of a person’s functioning. The choice of tests used depends upon the question to be answered.

Achievement and Learning

Assessments of achievement and learning serve as a vital tools in identifying and understanding the needs and strength of individual students. Evaluations can be requested by parents, teachers and other school personnel to help promote effective learning and education development. Assessments and written reports offer a clear layout of individual strengths, areas of growth, and needs along with recommendations to help develop appropriate curriculum, educational planning and behavioral modifications.