Students will take a minimum of 5 cases on their own outside the clinic and analyze and prescribe for them with the support and supervision of a CHC certified supervisor. They will continue to manage the care of these clients with the supervisor throughout the year. These clients will also become part of the student's practice as they move into greater levels of expertise and experience. The possibility is envisioned that we may offer a fourth year which will be comprised of a clinic day and 1 day of class or study group for CHC preparation, so that students will continue to build their practices with support and supervision, so that by graduation they will have their own budding practice and be prepared to sit for the CHC exam.
Supervision is a valuable source of support and encouragement at all levels of practice and is helpful to all practitioners at all levels. It is recommended as a continued source of learning and supportive care in our roles as healers throughout the years we practice. It helps to awaken us to issues in the healing client/practitioner dynamic we may not have seen on our own, to new possibilities for practice management and modalities, and a good supervisory relationship provides an ongoing safe place to bring our concerns, struggles and triumphs and helps us awaken our gifts and find our courage to be in the truth and do the work.
The philosophy underlying this sort of supervision is not the expert model as has been the case in many homeopathic training programs, but rather flows from the understanding that a close mentoring relationship with a skilled homeopath in a collaborative supervision model provides support, care and safety for the supervisee to discover and explore their difficulties, skills and gifts in order to awaken and bring their whole selves to the work and facilitate both their own and their clients' healing and wholeness. It is encouraged that this sort of supportive relationship be nurtured throughout the life of the healer, either in one on one supervision or in peer support groups.