It has long been established that individual practitioners who work solo or practice in isolation are susceptible to loneliness, burn out, and a feeling of being overwhelmed by the demands of work and those to whom we provide services. Mental health work and ministry can be intense and complex. The ability to break the isolation through regular consultation and supervision can assist clinicians to ward off the stress associated with such responsibilities.
Consultation is a professional, yet friendly, way to find camaraderie, support and direction. It is a collaborative relationship among peers. It provides a wonderful opportunity for personal growth through the honing of skills, the development of new skills and techniques, the examination of counter-transference issues, and provides a place to make appropriate referrals for those whom you may not be qualified or comfortable serving.
The purpose of CAC-CG is to provide a group forum for collaborative discussions where clinicians can ask for and receive Apostolic and sound clinical advice, direction, and gain new insights and ideas for promoting the mental health of our clients.
1. Offer support to all Licensed Apostolic clinicians who participate
2. Provide an open atmosphere for information exchange
3. Promote counselor competency
4. Promote cultural competency
5. Provide education and consultation
6. A place to gain insights and new perspectives concerning difficult cases
7. Address issues of counter-transference
8. Provide a safe and rich environment for personal and professional growth
9. To protect the public and the clients served and ensure adherence to codes of ethics.