One of the ways counsellors learn most effectively is by exploring challenging clinical cases in an environment that is respectful and collaborative. We can provide specialized clinical consultation for difficult cases or for those wanting to develop a particular aspect of their skill set.

Clinical Consulting

As counsellors, one of the ways we learn most effectively is by working with other clinicians in supervision and consultation. Exploring challenges in clinical cases, difficult work situations, and our own responses in an environment that is respectful and collaborative contributes greatly to all of our assessment and intervention skills.

CTRI Clinical Consultants conform to the highest ethical and best practice standards based on our designated code of ethics and our clinical guiding principles. Our approach to clinical practice incorporates a consideration of all aspects of a human being, integrating body, mind, spiritual, and social dimensions. We honour the diversity of beliefs and practices that make up individual value systems.

We recognize that the development of strategies for therapy and service delivery are continually evolving as learning and research advances. We build our approach to clinical consultation on the integration of the best research evidence relevant to the topic field, with both established and emerging practices. These are identified using the collective wisdom of clinical expertise and in consideration of the best fit for people and communities.

Our experienced clinical consultants are accessible and can meet in-person, via video conferencing, or over the phone. Depending on the needs of the agency, there are different ways we can approach clinical consulting work.

Clinical consulting can take the form of basic support, education, and consulting around cases, ethics, boundaries, or general counselling questions. We can arrange a consulting relationship over a defined short period of time, or support a team of clinicians on a regular basis.


Specialized Clinical Consulting

We can provide specialized clinical consultation for those working on developing a particular part of their skill set. An example would be a counselling agency facing a growing need to support those struggling with gender and sexual identity issues, self-injury behaviour, or eating disorders. We can provide a trained specialist in a particular field to offer education on evidence-based therapeutic approaches and constructive feedback around interventions.
Button with text - To explore consulting options contact: Nathan Gerbrandt, Managing Director at nathan@ctrinstitute.com

Meet Some of our Consultants


Photo of Vicki Enns, Clinical Director; Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc.Vicki Enns is the Clinical Director of the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) and an Approved Supervisor with the AAMFT and CAMFT. In her clinical practice, Vicki specializes in the area of trauma…. Read more…

John Koop Harder, Trainer for CTRIJohn Koop Harder has been working as a therapist and trainer for almost 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. He is a co-author of our Counselling Insights book, and is the…. Read more…

Kimberly Enns, Trainer at CTRIKimberly Enns is a Registered Social Worker, holding a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Her professional experience includes clinical case management, counselling, and….. Read more…