Clinical Supervision Services (CSS) adheres to the principles of high quality supervision practice and training utilising a competency based framework.   



FULL TRAINING (3 Components)

The FULL TRAINING program has been approved by the Psychology Board of Australia. It has been designed to meet the standards of (PsyBA) Guidelines for Supervisors and Supervisor Training providers. The Full Training program is delivered in three components as set out by the Board including a theory based online course; skills based two day workshop and a submission of a supervision session recording (audio or video).


Part 1: Online Course: 10 CPD hours

This is a theory based course and is provided via a secure online learning module offering self-paced learning activities. Participants are provided with reading materials, quizzes, video vignettes and other resources. Participants will be required to complete an online multiple choice test (multiple retry if answers are incorrect to ensure you understand the core principles related to supervision guidelines). Once successfully completed participants receive a certificate of completion. This component is equivalent to approximately 8 - 10 hours of self-directed independent learning.


Part 2: Two day workshop: 14 CPD hours

A 2 day face-to-face workshop integrating theory and small group practice (successful completion of online course is a prerequisite). The 2 day workshop will further expand on the topics covered in the online component reviewing PsyBA supervision requirements. Topics include:

Setting up competency based clinical supervision
The supervisory relationship
Live demonstration (pre-supervisory meeting; contract setting and establishing learning goals)
Small group practice exercises
Reflective practice theory and practice
Supervision interventions (using videos and tapes, assessment of skill acquisition)
Structural considerations (Skype, tele-health supervision)
Techniques and methods including case consultation, writing activities, journal, log books, process recording, structured case review forms and live observation methods
Supervision relationship issues (awareness and sensitivity to diversity)
Ethics and Professional practice issues, including procedural dilemmas
The role of self-evaluation
Evaluating supervisee skills in accordance with AHPRA criteria

The 2 day workshop is interactive and allows for small group activities, practice exercises, discussion and self-reflection.


Part 3: Competency-based assessment and evaluation: 10 CPD hours

Participants who have successfully completed components 1 and 2 are required to submit an audio or video recording (simulated or real supervision session), along with a reflective written analysis of the session. A competency based assessment report of the submission will be provided to participants by the marker. Participants have 6 months  to submit the video/audio recording and accompanying reflective evaluation from the date of the 2 day skills based workshop. Once submitted and passed participants will have successfully completed all requirements of PsyBA approved Psychology supervisor training and can then apply for supervisor accreditation with AHPRA.



Psychologists who are already approved by the PsyBA prior to July 2013, or are endorsed supervisors are eligible to enrol in the Master Classes. There are 8 Master Classes offered by CSS, including:

1.  Reflective Practice Supervision

2.  Taking a Systems Perspective in Supervision

3.  Professional Practice and Ethical Issues in Supervision

4.  Clinical Supervision for School Counsellors

5.  Supervision for Trauma Informed Practice

6.  Clinical Supervision in Adult Mental Health

7.  Supervision of Supervision

8.  Group Supervision


Master Classes offer advanced training in specific areas of interest to the Psychologist. Each class is interactive and reflective encouraging the psychologist to consider ways to further improve the supervisory relationship, the provision of supervision and active participation of supervisees.