Clinical Supervision

Cynthia Penwell, MSSW LCSW, CAS, Board Approved Clinical Supervisor


Board Approved Clinical Supervision:

I am currently taking applications for LMSW group and individual participants.

Group supervision should be an enriching and supportive environment for clinical learning and growth. The quality of your supervision matters, and the relationship with your supervisor and peers can be life-long. Join a group that understands that relationship, come build professional skills while creating lasting professional relationships.

In addition to psychotherapy services, I also provide clinical supervision for social workers working toward LCSW licensure. Clinical supervision is a vital and valued part of my practice which, allows me to integrate my love for teaching, history as a field instructor working with student interns, and my experience in clinical practice. Being a supervisor for social workers seeking advanced licensure gives me the opportunity to contribute to the high level of ethical, professional, and clinically-skilled practice of our profession. I love being a part of helping other social workers find ever-increasing satisfaction and competence in their profession.

fullsizeoutput_265dI use strength-based and empowerment model informed by psychodynamic perspective, attachment theory, systems theory, cognitive behavioral theory, and general social work principles. I use such an eclectic model because I value each person’s unique learning style and use of self, knowing that by being fully present with each MCSW, we will co-create the best modality and lens through which to view the case or situation. The quality of the supervisor-supervisee relationship is a critical aspect of the experience, and I work to create an environment of safety openness and empowerment in which there is trust on both sides. I strive to maintain my own ability to be influenced by and learn from each supervisory relationship. My style is process-oriented, thought-provoking, and receptive. Paired with that style, I make it my priority to provide ethical, purposeful, sound, and principled practice direction. I believe people learn the best in a relaxing and supportive environment, and I bring enthusiasm, passion, empathy, practicality, and humor to all my relationships.

Ask about me about my new groups:

Clinical supervision doesn’t have to be painful, it can be relaxing, rewarding and fun… Let me show you how. Together we can move your professional LIFE FORWARD!

| (512) 922-5865 | | 8700 Manchaca Suite 605, Austin, Texas 78748 |