Clinical Supervision

Tara Rullo offers clinical supervision including supervision for LMSWs seeking clinical hours towards an LCSW. Clinical supervision is a co-created relationship where clinicians can deepen clinical and professional skills in a safe, supportive and exploratory space. Tara has been supervising fully licensed clinicians, limited permit clinicians, and masters level students for over 15 years and draws from her extensive experience working with individuals and couples. Tara is SIFI certified and welcomes inquiries from current students enrolled in a masters program.

Somatic Psychotherapy Supervision

Tara is now offering group and individual supervision focusing on somatic interventions for those clinicians looking to newly incorporate or strengthen their use of somatic psychotherapy techniques.Healing from trauma results from learning to feel safe in one’s own body. Somatic psychotherapy acknowledges that our past and current experiences are felt in our bodies, and that this felt-sense is often suppressed or ignored for fear of being overwhelmed or consumed especially when there is a history of trauma. Clinicians can learn to help clients regain a sense of bodily belonging and safety by re-connecting with their felt sense at their own pace. Supervision will include experiential somatic practices that support a more safe and positive relationship with one’s bodily expressions. The content will draw from Tara’s experience and training in a number of modalities including Focusing-oriented psychotherapy (developed by Eugene Gendlin); EMDR; Trauma-informed Kundalini Yoga; somatic meditation; Reiki; and EFT (tapping).

Supervision sessions will focus on case consultation, experiential exercises, and psycho-education. Sample topics that will be covered include:

• Developing somatic awareness and tolerance
• Becoming a safe observer of one’s own bodily experience
• Emotional regulation using somatic awareness
• Emotional regulation using breath and movement
• Grounding and resourcing techniques for stabilization
• Developing self-compassion with hands-on healing (on oneself)
• Using Focusing to be-with or witness difficult emotional/bodily states
• Releasing emotion through breath and movement