Dan offers supervision that is engaging, and tailored to the needs of the supervisee. Overall, the aim is to enhance one’s self-reflection, self-awareness and the development of professional skills. This is true if you are just finishing University and starting your first job or a seasoned professional with many years of experience.
Who can I supervise?
- Provisional psychologists completing the 4+2 internship program
- Provisional psychologists completing the 5+1 internship program
- Psychologists undertaking a transitional program after moving from overseas
- Provisional psychologists working in addition to their placements
- Registrars in an area of endorsement program (Secondary Supervisor)
- Registered Psychologists
- Social Workers
- Addiction Counsellors
- Family Therapists
Why is Supervision Necessary?
There are many reasons to make supervision a central part of your clinical practice. It is the best practice standard in the field. It also adds value on a professional and personal level.
- Peer supervision is designed to meet the requirements for the peer consultation component of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). In addition to other CPD, Psychologists, Counsellors and Social Workers are required to participate in supervision each registration cycle. It is not typically compulsory that supervision for professional development purposes be provided by someone holding the same professional membership or registration.
- Pathway supervision, either 4 + 2, or 5 + 1 is for provisionally registered Psychologists wishing to gain full AHPRA registration as a Psychologist. I can help guide you through the requirements of the board to become a Registered Psychologist.
- Supervision is also available for organisations seeking an outside supervisor for staff.
What is your Model of Supervision?
Though this is determined partially based on the needs of the clinician, level of experience etc. I do typically draw from the Discrimination Model of Supervision. This model has 3 main areas of focus.
This involves enhancing skills at utilizing and identifying the appropriate interventions given the situation and clients.
This involves being able to accurately identify what is happening in the case and how best to support the client. This involves an element of diagnostic skills and may require some use of assessment tools to clearly define what is happening with the client(s). The details of how this is done will vary widely depending on whether you are working with adults, children, adolescents, couples, or families. However, it is important to have a clear concept regardless of your theoretical orientation.
This involves the clinician discovering their therapeutic style, comfort zone, and awareness of issues that may be tricky for them. This may even involve some level of unpacking of personal issues to make sure that things like transference, bias, and past personal experiences don’t taint your ability to effectively work with your clients. It will also be helpful to develop a system for self-care to assure you avoid professional burn out.
What is the Format of Supervision?
- The frequency and length of supervision sessions will vary depending on your specific situation.
- Face to face supervision can be offered individually, or to small groups.
- eSupervison is also available for individuals or small groups.
- For Provisional Psychologists, the Psychology Board’s requirement is 2 hours weekly if you are working full-time .
How to get started?
Those interested in learning more about supervision options may contact Dan directly.
Dan is a Board-Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) for those seeking Registration as a Psychologist.