Who is Eligible?
Board-approved supervisor training
Psychologists wanting to become a Board-approved supervisor will need to complete Board-approved competency-based supervisor training (full training), consisting of three components that need to be completed in sequence:
- Part 1 – Knowledge assessment. This part requires 8 - 10 hours of self-directed preparatory work relating to knowledge of best-practice supervision and knowledge of relevant Board codes, guidelines and policies. Completion of this part requires passing an online assessment and Part 1 must be completed (pass grade 80%) BEFORE the two day workshop.
- Part 2 – Skills training workshop. This two-day workshop focuses on integrating knowledge and practical skills. It requires direct, face-to-face training to develop practical supervision skills that are relevant to all supervisee training pathways and to reflective supervision practice.
- Part 3 – Competency-based assessment and evaluation. This part requires you to submit an electronic recording of a supervision session and a written reflection of the session. The training provider will systematically assess your demonstration of supervisor competencies and provide a pass or fail grade and feedback.
Psychologists wishing to maintain their supervisor approval are required to refresh their training every five years by completing at least one Board-approved master class. A master class is a competency-based training workshop requiring at least six hours of direct face-to-face training (video conference master classes are available for supervisors in rural, remote, outer-regional or overseas locations). Psychologists who have had a break from supervision or from practice more generally, or feel they need to refresh their knowledge and skills across the supervisor competencies, are encouraged to complete full training (at least Part 2) instead of a master class.
Who is eligible?
Before applying to become a Board-approved supervisor you will need to have held general registration for at least three years (or equivalent overseas registration or licensure).
In order to be a principal supervisor of a psychologist in a registrar program you will need to hold an endorsement in the relevant area of practice and you will need to have held this endorsement (or equivalent overseas registration, licensure, or endorsement, as assessed by the Board) for at least two years.
You will not be granted BAS status unless the first requirement has been met. You will not be approved as a registrar program principal supervisor unless the second requirement has been met.
You will need to apply to the Board if you already have BAS status and subsequently meet the second requirement (and you want to be a registrar program principal supervisor).
The training offered by Clinical Supervision Services (CSS) has been specifically designed to meet the requirements for psychologists who wish to become supervisors of Higher Degree students, interns (+ 2 and + 1 pathways) and supervisors in the area of practice endorsement of clinical psychology.
The Full Training and Master Class options are available nationally to organisations by arrangement.