We are pleased to offer small group supervision sessions for students on the 4+2, 5+1 pathway, registrars and early career psychologists to ensure they understand and feel confident in meeting their practice competencies for registration, and/or to cover complex topics related to practice.

All sessions are delivered by Board Approved Supervisors, all of whom are passionate about supporting early career psychologists.

 

 

The groups are capped at a maximum of 5 participants with the cost being $75 plus GST per person.

Each session will run for 1 hour, unless otherwise stipulated. All of our sessions vary in terms of their presentation, but will typically involve:

  • Prework
  • Training component
  • Reflection and sharing
  • Review of your practice
  • Handouts and resources

Upcoming Group Supervision

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Description:

Discuss the process involved in providing compassionate and thorough feedback to families following cognitive/developmental assessment. Observe the process via role play and review assessment report. Understand how to deliver feedback in a sensitive and supportive way as well as how to provide recommendations that are useful and actionable.

 

Outcomes:

Feel confident in delivering assessment feedback to families.

 

Presenting Supervisor:

Emma Spencer, Clinical Psychologist

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Description:

Develop skills in writing competent client file notes. Understand the ethical and legal considerations relating to client file notes, as well as a structure to ensure you are writing comprehensive file notes.

Presenting Supervisor:

Beatrijs Dewulf Clinical & Ed/Dev Psychologist

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Description:

Develop an awareness of the legal and ethical considerations for working with children of separated families. Understand communication pathways, limitations on service and how to manage/navigate this potentially challenging family structure.

 

Outcomes:

Feel confident in working with children from separated families. Be well versed in underlying legal and ethical guidelines.

 

Presenting Supervisor:

Emma Spencer Clinical Psychologist

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Description:

MSE’s are a core component of initial and ongoing sessions with your clients and inform diagnosis and treatment. Learn the skills and correct terminology to ensure you are conducting thorough and clinically competent MSE’s

 

Outcomes:

Understand the components of the MSE and how to observe and report information accurately.  Develop competencies in using this information to support clients effectively.

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Reflect on some of the common issues when working with parents who have a mental health concern, or parents of children with mental health concerns. Discuss useful resources and models for evidence-based parenting strategies. Understand how to deliver psychoeducation about child development, and provide practical recommendations that parents can use to manage aspects of parenting that they find challenging.

Outcomes:

Feel confident in providing psychosocial support to new and established parents.

 

Presenter: 

Danya Braunstein – Registered Psychologist

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Description:

Develop skills in writing competent client file notes. Understand the ethical and legal considerations relating to client file notes, as well as a structure to ensure you are writing comprehensive file notes.

Presenting Supervisor:

Beatrijs Dewulf Clinical & Ed/Dev Psychologist

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Description:

Develop an awareness of the roles and responsibilities of being a mandatory reporter. Understand the legislation underpinning this, where to access information, how to use decision making tools and the process to follow to make a report.

 

Outcomes:

Have a thorough understanding of how to assess for and report risk, as a mandatory reporter.

 

Presenting Supervisor:

Beatrijs Dewulf Clinical & Ed/Dev Psychologist

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Description:

Reflect on some of the common issues when working with clients who have personality disorder diagnoses or personality features. Discuss useful resources, models and strategies that can support these clients. Understand how to set clear boundaries and manage the therapeutic relationship, and communicating effectively with clients to prevent and repair therapeutic ruptures and disengagement.

 

Outcomes:

Successfully work with challenging clients and manage the therapeutic alliance.

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Discuss the intersection of personal and professional identity, and your individual motivation for becoming a psychologist. Examine factors that foster and hinder the construction of professional identity, and reflect on the impact of these factors in your life. Explore strategies for engaging in identity work and communicating core identity features to other professionals. 

Outcomes:

Construct and embrace your professional identity as a psychologist.

 

Presenter: TBC

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Discuss the risk factors for burnout for early career psychologists, and identify the signs and symptoms of burnout syndrome. Review self-care and compassion-focussed strategies for prevention of burnout. Understand how to seek support from colleagues, mentors, and supervisors to manage the demands and resources and restore balance when needed.

Outcomes:

Implement strategies to prevent burnout, and maintain equilibrium.

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Explore the stages of career development as a psychologist, and reflect on your current stage and experience of the profession. Examine career values and how to develop career opportunities that align with your professional goals. Discuss some common challenges at each stage of development, and consider strategies for managing potential difficulties. 

 

Outcomes:

Plan for future stages of career development with confidence. 

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Understand the various elements of a diagnostic interview and the biological, social, and psychological factors that contribute to client’s presenting problems. Reflect on styles of interview and how to adapt your technique to the setting and clients that you work with. Discuss strategies for developing rapport with clients, and how to flexibly respond to information provided and seek clarification. 

 

Outcomes:

Confidence and flexibility in conducting the interview. Obtain all necessary information during the initial interview, to enable solid formulation and treatment planning. 

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Discuss the 4/5 Ps of case formulation, and how to develop a thorough understanding of the factors that influence the client’s presenting problems. useful resources and models for evidence-based parenting strategies. Understand the purpose of case formulation and how it assists with assessment selection, goal setting, and treatment planning. Explore various case examples and how to conceptualise and formulate using different approaches or modalities. 

 

Outcomes:

Improved skill with developing case formulations for a range of client presentations. 

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Discuss the therapy interfering behaviours that a client may present with in a session. This may include therapy resistance, hostility, refusal to do an activity, distraction and boredom. Develop skills for responding to the challenging behaviours with the goal of maintaining and building rapport with the client. Observe the process via role play and reflect on your own responses to difficult behaviours in session. 

Outcomes:

Understand different types of difficult behaviours and develop confidence in managing these as they present in session. 

 

Presenter: 

Simone Chartres – Clinical Psychologist

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Description:

Discuss the process of developing a sound case formulation applying the Four P’s. Observe the process via role play and review an example of your own case formulation. Understand how to deliver feedback in a sensitive and supportive way to the client and how to establish goals with the client based on the formulation. 

 

Outcomes:

Develop competency in utilising case formulation skills to establish goals collaboratively with your clients. 

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Discuss the theory behind the Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change) and its application to problematic behaviours. Understand each of the 5 stages of change and be able to identify which stage a client is in regarding their presentation. Understand how to deliver feedback in a sensitive and supportive way to clients so that you can increase their motivation for change. 

 

Outcomes:

Feel confident in understanding and applying the Transtheoretical Model with clients and assist them in moving forward in their work with you.