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Professional Supervision

Here at CTC, we are defining our own concept of Professional Supervision for youth practitioners.

Our established method is derived from conceptual research which is grounded and contextualised into the key attributes and defining principles of youth practitioners. The method incorporates various theoretical frameworks of engagement and supervision, both clinical and administrative, which is grounded in educational and developmental theory.

Professional supervision is the notion of working with the supervisee establish an interpersonal relationship which focuses on facilitating development and competence through:

  • Individually tailored designed practice frameworks to which CTC and the Supervisee are to develop and continuously monitor to address need

  • Practice-centered and aligned with the supervisee for specific work

  • Debriefing reflective practice related to client issues, to ensure ethical and professional practice.

  • Continuous monitoring of self-awareness, self-care and support regarding prevention of compassionate fatigue and vicarious trauma

  • Opportunity to reflect, address, clarify or seek guidance

  • Opportunity to enhance professional functioning and the monitoring of the quality of

services provided to young people.


Professional Supervision is a responsive function that is to be implemented in a professional setting to prevent 'Burnout'. Burnout is a prevalent mental health issues of the sector. ​


On the 28th May 2019 – The term 'burnout' was included in the 11th Version of the International classification of disease (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon. 

CTC provides Professional Supervision to combat this problem, and care for the people who have dedicated their careers to working in this highly stressful area. 

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