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Competency-Based Clinical Supervision 20-21 May 2024 (Videoconference)
May 20

Competency-Based Clinical Supervision 20-21 May 2024 (Videoconference)

$600.00 - $680.00
Registrations Closed
Start Date
20-May-2024 9:00 am
End Date
21-May-2024 4:30 pm
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Sydney

Registrations Are Closed

Competency-Based Clinical Supervision

BOOK EARLY AND SAVE! Early Bird Fee applies until 8 April 2024

Competency Workshop - Early Bird Fee: $600.00 AUD - payments received by 8 April 2024

Competency Workshop - Standard Fee: $680.00 AUD - payments received from 9 April 2024

Please note the Terms and Conditions of enrolment prior to enrolling.


Competency-Based Clinical Supervision

This 2-day skills-based workshop is for allied health professionals, social workers, pychologists (not seeking PsyBA supervisor accreditation), and clinicians working within counselling and/or health care provider roles. Professionals working in mental health, paediatric, child, adolescent, adult and aged care are suited to attend this course. Previous participants have included those working in private practice, community health, hospitals, in-patient units and NGO services.

The interactive workshop provides participants with a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of effective clinical supervision. You will learn how to set up and conduct effective and supportive supervision, learn how to give feedback and evaluate supervision incorporating best practice standards and reflective practice. Participants will benefit from the opportunity to discuss case scenarios reviewing ethical challenges and how to manage, support and promote supervisee self-care.

The workshop is delivered via Zoom using breakout rooms for small group discussion and practice sessions. You must be able to join the workshop using your camera and have sound for class participation. Numbers are strictly limited to allow for interactive class activities, maximising your learning experience, just as in the classroom. Comprehensive resources and handouts provide participants with a clear theoretical framework on how to set up, deliver and evaluate supervision.

All course notes are provided electronically, including references, PowerPoint presentations and a Supervision Resources Handbook.

  • Setting up competency-based clinical supervision 
  • Establishing and managing the working alliance supervisory relationship 
  • Live demonstration (pre-supervisory meeting; contract setting and establishing learning goals) 
  • Reflective practice: theory and practice
  • Supervision interventions (using videos and tapes, assessment of skill acquisition) 
  • Micro-skills training, modelling and demonstrations 
  • Structural considerations (individual vs group contexts, tele-health) 
  • Techniques and methods, including case consultation, writing activities, journal, log books, process recording, and structured case review forms and live observation methods 
  • Supervision relationship issues (awareness and sensitivity to diversity) 
  • Evaluation methods 
  • Providing effective feedback. 


Participants are required to attend both days and will receive a certificate of attendance for 14 hours of training.


PRESENTER: Sam Vasta BA, B Soc Studies, M Arts (Counselling)

Sam Vasta has worked in public community mental health services for over 35 years as a senior clinician and Service Manager. He holds both Social Worker and Counselling Psychologist degrees and has a wealth of clinical experience and supervision practice in a range of service settings. These range from specialist services for young people experiencing mental health problems to clients experiencing enduring mental illness, as well as drug and alcohol issues, complex trauma and cross-cultural problems. As a Service Manager, Sam supervises health practitioners and team leaders, often involving complex clinical scenarios and risk presentations, in addition to supporting and debriefing staff following critical incidents. Sam is a PsyBA Accredited Supervisor trainer for psychologists and provides accredited supervisor training for PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) and ACA (Australian Counselling Association).  He lectures across Australia and Singapore and provides in-house supervisor training for mental health and allied health staff.

Currently, Sam also provides individual and group supervision to a range of practitioners across various government, NGO and private sector settings. Given his background and extensive experience, he also offers consultation, supervision and mentoring to Team Leaders and Managers to support them to survive and grow in challenging leadership positions.

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