Supervision and Mentoring for Psychologists/Allied Health Practitioners


Psychologists

 

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I currently provide supervision for psychologists, and debriefing for allied health professionals. 

  • School counsellors or allied health professionals looking for strategies and support around self-harm and adolescent mental health issues
  • Debriefing for Midwives, OBs, Doulas and Hypnobirthing practitioners following traumatic client birth, infant loss or other complications
  • Clinical supervision for Registrars

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. 

Types of AHPRA-approved supervision available


  • Registrar program principal or secondary supervisor (Clinical endorsement).
  • Higher degree principal* or secondary supervisor
  • 4+2 internship principal* or secondary supervisor
  • 5+1 internship principal* or secondary supervisor
  • Working in addition to placements supervisor*

* 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.

Counsellors

Do you?

  • Need to debrief with someone about a complex client issue, or just know if you're on the right track
  • Work as a School Psychologist and have little to no senior support in your school, or need help with complex issues like self-harm, teen pregnancy, trauma or suicide
  • Want to work with birth trauma or other perinatal issues, but need some extra mentoring and training
  • Have a client who maybe has additional mental health or other emotional needs, has built a connection with you, but you feel a bit out of your depth to know how to help
  • Want some non-judgemental support for managing unexpected transference or triggers from your own pregnancy, birth, or parenting
  • Feel as if you are burning out, giving too much, need some coaching around self-care and work/life balance

Birth Workers

Do you?

  • Need to debrief after witnessing a traumatic birth, infant loss or other complications (I see Doulas, Midwives, Hypnobirthing Practitioners, Birth Photographers and every type of birth worker)
  • Have a client who maybe has additional mental health or other emotional needs, has built a connection with you, but you feel a bit out of your depth to know how to help
  • Want some non-judgemental support for managing unexpected transference or triggers from your own pregnancy, birth or parenting
  • Feel as if you are burning out, giving too much, need some coaching around self-care and work/life balance

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