Clinical Case Consultation
Dr. Margery Daniel provides clinical case consultation in the Charlottesville area as a resource for mental health practitioners interested in expanding their effective clinical techniques. For practitioners of any theoretical orientation, Dr. Daniel brings a multi-faceted understanding of a variety of techniques that foster practitioner-client alliance and collaboration.
“Clinical case consultation” is a supportive and interactive relationship between a licensed clinical case consultant and the mental health practitioner. The consultant’s purpose is to provide input regarding the practitioner’s cases, as well as the practitioner’s professional growth and development. Dr. Daniel brings objectivity, insight and twenty-five years of clinical practice experience to add to the practitioner’s knowledge not only about their client and effective treatment techniques, but, as importantly, also about the self. Meeting with a trusted and objective professional, in a safe, interactive venue can be a form of self-care for the mental health practitioner. For practitioners in solo practice, having a trusted relationship with a clinical case consultant can safeguard against the potential for emotional isolation.
Mental health practitioners can benefit from working with Dr. Daniel as a Clinical Case Consultant, even if they regularly consult with colleagues and supervisors. Dr. Daniel provides “clinical consultation”, not “clinical supervision” and therefore, there is no clinical or administrative responsibility for the work of the practitioner, and no obligation for the practitioner to comply with consultant recommendations. The consultant performs strictly a supportive and independent role.
To learn more about how Dr. Daniel works with mental health providers,
see The Consultation Process (FAQ) section of this website.