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June 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$100.00 – $175.00


Critically reflective practices for transformative possibilities


Caroline Tremblay M.A., M.S.W., LCSW-S and Jim Duvall M.Ed.


In this interactive workshop Caroline & Jim will invite participants to journey through the post-structuralist assumptions that inform critically reflective practices. These practices can be applied to a wide range of environments including but not limited to non-profit, social service organizations, independent practices, coaching practices, corporate environments, health care, and educational environments and will be of interest to both experienced and hardworking beginner supervisors and consultants.


Collaborative and reflective supervision offers a radical departure from traditional supervision. In traditional supervision, which is located in individualism and steeped in normative judgement, it is common practice to see people as isolated entities, devoid of context. Reflective supervision and consultation locates people within their social cultural context. Caroline and Jim will make clear the complexities and the many uses of critically reflective practices in your work. You will learn how to infuse your conversations with post-structuralist curiosity and questions that invite people to get in touch with their values, commitments, knowledges and skills. It aims to unearth dominant assumptions about power and responses to power (master narratives).


Reflective supervision practices are parallel to a collaborative, postmodern therapeutic approach. From the beginning the supervisor, supervisee and team members agree together to fully participate in a respectful, relational, and generative consultation process. There is an acknowledgement that all people are embedded in relationships where meaning making, and knowledge creation becomes a social project. We constantly reflect on our work with each other and with the people who consult with us. This collaborative approach privileges people’s local knowledge with an emphasis on their abilities rather than their deficits and their possibilities rather than their limitations.


The use of dialogical space, presentation, small group exercises, recorded examples and a complete handout will create an energizing learning experience that you can take into your life and practice wisdom.


Participants will be introduced to:

  • Clear understandings of how to enrich and energize your supervisory and consultation practice through adopting post-structuralist guiding assumptions.
  • An overview of critically reflective and narrative practices.
  • Ideas for engaging relationally to generate knowledge and skills.
  • Flexible guidelines that can accommodate a range of reflective activities such as individual and live supervision that address pre-session briefing, live session consultation, and post-session de-briefing, peer team consultation, live meta-consultation, and recorded supervision.
  • Ideas for practicing critically reflective supervision / consultation as an antidote to fatigue and burnout that promotes an energized and inspired experience.
  • Group discussions on how you can include reflective practices into your own life and practice wisdom.


Certificate verifying 6 hours of participation completed will be awarded to each participant.


Saturday, June 1st, 9 AM to 4 PM (US Central Time). Includes 2 short breaks and one hour for lunch.


Early Bird Fee: $150.00 (Register before April 30th).

Regular Fee $175.00 (May 1st and after)

Student Fee: $100.00 (Must show proof of status with a student card if requested)


Full refund minus $30.00 cancellation fee until April 30st

50% refund between May 1st and May 31st.

No refund after May 31st

NOTE: Zoom log-in information will be provided to the email you registered with close to the workshop dates.

Caroline Tremblay MA, MSW. LCSW-S

Caroline Tremblay is Co-Director of JST INSTITUTE. She has over 30 years of rich and diverse experience working with people across the lifespan, from youth to adults and families. She has provided services in crisis intervention centers, medical and psychiatric organizations, EAP companies, school settings as well as in independent practice.

Caroline holds master’s degrees in psychology and social work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas (licence # 60557). She is also a Texas Board-approved Clinical Social Work Supervisor.

Throughout her career, Caroline has been committed to a collaborative, strength-based and trauma-informed practice, utilizing approaches such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Brief Narrative practices, Motivational Interviewing/ coaching, and resilience models. She has experience both as a front-line clinician and in management/ training capacities.

Passionate about promoting social justice, inclusion and respect for people’s competencies and self-determination, she is also involved with ethics work as well as in publishing/ writing. Her book chapter addresses social justice through narrative practices: Duvall, J. & Tremblay, C. (2015). Rosie had wings they could not see: A consultation with Michael White and a woman labelled with a dual diagnosis, in Pare, D. & Audet, C. (Eds.), Social justice and counseling. Routledge/ Taylor-Francis.

In her current professional activities, Caroline works as a heart transplant social worker, operates an independent counseling practice, provides clinical supervision toward LCSW licensure and co-directs/ manages JST Institute.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas (License # 60557; NPI 1760091367)
  • Board-approved Clinical Social Work Supervisor in the State of Texas
  • Certified Clinical Transplant Social Worker/ Mechanical Circulatory Support Social Worker
  • Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS)

In her spare time, Caroline enjoys gardening, paddle boarding, boating, bicycling, and walking on the beach as well as singing and playing music with friends. She and her partner live on Galveston Island, Texas with their dog Sailor.


Jim Duvall is Co-Director of JST Institute and Editor of Journal of Systemic Therapies. His experience as a therapist, educator, consultant, speaker, editor, and author spans over four decades. He has spent over 300 hours studying and collaborating with Michael White in training, writing and community projects. His work aims to integrate time-sensitive narrative practices within social justice principles.

In addition to numerous articles, book chapters, Jim co-authored a policy paper (Duvall, J., Young, K., Kays-Burden, A., 2012), No more, no less: Brief mental health services for children and youth. His co-authored book (Duvall & Béres, 2011), Innovations in narrative therapy: Connecting practice, training and research, WW Norton and Company is the first book to integrate training and research with narrative therapy resulting in compelling practice-based evidence. He is the co-editor (Beaudoin & Duvall, 2017) of Collaborative therapy and neurobiology: Evolving practices in action.

He has offered hundreds of workshops, courses, and keynote presentations with organizations throughout Canada, US, Australia, Asia and Europe. Other times Jim can be found playing music with his friends or boating on the Gulf of Mexico with his partner, family and their dog, Sailor.


June 1
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$100.00 – $175.00


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Early Bird Fee
$ 150.00
Student Fee
$ 100.00