Supervision with the Centre for Clinical Psychology Team
Our team members are able to provide supervision via face-to-face appointments or via telephone or internet video conferencing. You can find more about each team member on our team page. All of our team can provide peer supervision that meets the requirements of Continuing Professional Development for Clinical Psychologist. In addition, many of our team are registered supervisors with AHPRA and can provide supervision for psychologists involved in a registrar program (for Clinical Endorsement) and for provisional psychologists involved in masters and higher education programs.
We also provide small group supervision and small group professional development activities to assist with the learning needs of new and experienced psychologists. These groups are limited to six people and are run by experienced psychologists. We have a strong supervision philosophy that underpins our group and individual supervision.
At the Centre for Clinical Psychology we acknowledge that supervision has an important role within the practice of psychology. The needs of supervisees vary depending upon their role and level of experience, and supervision should the meet the needs of each practitioner. Supervision at the Centre for Clinical Psychology is underpinned by specific aims and attitudes that relate to the profession of psychology.
Aims of Supervision
- Guide the implementation of evidence-based practice
- For early career psychologists to learn and develop skills in assessment, formulation and treatment. For more advanced practitioners to refine these skills
- Build the capacity for self-reflection (understand how the unique mix of client and therapist responses shape therapy)
- Discussion of ethical issues influencing practice and guidance of practitioners in ethical decision making
- Discussion of professional issues influencing practice and building capacity to manage these
- Building awareness of socio-political and systems issues that influence practice
Supervision depends upon a collaborative working relationship between the supervisor and supervisee, where learning and reflection can be fostered. We believe it is the responsibility of both parties to work together to build a professional relationship in the service of the supervisee’s learning and best practice. Accountability and transparency underpin good professional practice.
Supervision ought to provide psychologists with opportunities to expand their skill acquisition and application, as well as developing their theoretical understanding. It may include:
- Case discussion
- Reading and training
- Role plays
- Video feedback
The needs of supervisees vary throughout their career. At the centre for Clinical Psychology we regularly review the needs of supervisees, to ensure that they are match the supervisor’s skills, knowledge and style.