The Art of Remote Case Supervision

by Pierre Ethiere, USA

WITH THE EMERGENCE of XXIst century Technology, I have found it not only possible, but entirely practical to do an effective remote case supervision of pes and pre-OTs, whether they are on regular auditing or on Advanced Solo Levels. Unthinkable in the days when LRH was in St. Hill, I can today C/S a session, have it correctly graded and returned, sometimes within minutes, with any recommended corrections or amendments, even for a recipient living and auditing at the Antipodes.

I leave the responsibility for making either a Digital copy and forwarding it to me via email or other electronic means, or having it couriered at my door in a timely manner, to the auditor. The former method is the preferred one, since it is essentially cost-free and virtually instantaneous. Couriers are generally only practical for distances under a few hundred miles. Digital copies are typically made through a Scanner. A FAX can be used for the same purpose. Some particularly computer savvy auditors even produce video sessions digitally, and submit it for an instant critique. If the case supervisor has been highly trained under the most consummate of standards, it may become possible for the student auditor who wishes it and strives for it, to make improvements by leaps and bounds and to seek to rise to a degree of technical proficiency and professionalism to levels that could only be compared to Flag during its heyday. Remote case supervision should not be confused with rigidity and inflexibility, which have alas, become daily dramatizations in the Church.

Remote case supervision is actually a flexible tool to be used by the otherwise independent or ‘freezone’ twenty first century practitioners and meant to adapt to their requirements. Various degrees It may be that an otherwise independent field auditor would merely like a hand in programming a particularly challenging case, in which case, I don’t necessarily expect to see the folder again. Another auditor finds it more practical to send reports only once a week. As long as the pc is progressing well on the program at hand and that the auditor can be trusted not to fool around with the tech and to follow instructions from the original process bulletins, it allows both auditor and preclear to move along without any delays. Another auditor found that using my advice as her case supervisor on all her cases for just a single week acted as a tremendous boost.

My correcting her using standard cramming tools finally answered all sorts of questions or doubts she has had on all sorts of technical questions for years. Another auditor I supervise is someone who states that he wishes to dedicate himself to achieving the highest level of technical standard. He therefore sends me session reports almost daily and repeatedly submits videoed sessions of his auditing. I tell people who make that request of me that I will take them as high as they wish to go, but that I will have to raise the bar with each new level as they prove their competence with the lower ones. I currently supervise solo auditors from their introduction to the solo assists all the way to completing the highest solo levels available. Remote courses Part of the art of remote case supervision also includes course supervision. If it possible today to complete the entire curriculum of a Master or even a Doctorate Degree from world renowned and fully accredited universities without ever setting foot on their campus, there is no reason that one should not be able to do the same with either auditor training or advanced solo Levels study. On solo Levels, provided the person has been properly setup and possesses the necessary self-discipline, studies properly and follows instructions, it should not be any different than dealing with an ordinary auditor. The only difference will be that the solo

Auditor will need to be prepared to make arrangements to receive a review if necessary. By ensuring the individual is properly prepared case-wise before he undertakes Solo levels, and doesn’t fool around with his case, that contingency ought to be kept to a strict minimum. Cheap effective education A number of specially tailored examinations and drills simply need to be interjected at the proper points in the materials to ensure the student’s grasp of the materials is adequate. The use of remote training and supervision, makes it possible to drastically reduce the expenses incurred in both training and Solo auditing, as well as their supervision, making them effectively accessible to all but the truly indigent. All that is needed is a competent and available Case Supervisor.