I currently provide supervision for psychologists, and debriefing for allied health professionals.
Sessions can be made face to face or online via Skype
When I was studying through my MPsych and PhD degrees I had some great supervision from very knowledgeable, approachable psychologists. When I started as a provisional psychologist, Medicare
rebates for sessions had just been introduced and so every man and his dog seemed to jump on the private practice bandwagon. This meant that supervisors and placements seem to be dwindling.
After all, why would you take the time to spend with students when you could just schedule another client? Providing decent supervision takes time and preparation. Often, you’re not paid for your
time, or if you are, it’s a lot less than what you’d make if you just scheduled another client.
As I said, I was lucky and received great mentoring throughout my degrees. I decided early on that ‘giving back’ was important to me. There’s also a big part of me that believes wholeheartedly in quality, consistent treatment for clients. I think it’s important that as a group of professionals we are accountable for our work with clients and ensuring that we’re not just ‘doing what we feel like’ in sessions.
* At the moment, I don’t have scope to take students on placement or provide employment opportunities. However, if you’re looking to gain clinical endorsement, practise for the National Psychology Exam, get feedback on reports and assessments, or just debrief and problem-solve away over a coffee, then feel free to get in touch.