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PsyBA Supervisor Workshop 19-20 August 2024 (Online)
Aug 19

PsyBA Supervisor Workshop 19-20 August 2024 (Online)

by Clinical Supervision Services
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Start Date
19-Aug-2024 9:00 am
End Date
20-Aug-2024 4:30 pm
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Sydney

Registrations Close
20 August 2024 9:00 AM





  • Standalone Workshop (Part 2 only of Full Training) - Standard Fee $700.00 AUD

This standalone workshop does NOT include Part 1 or Part 3 of the supervisor full training.

Please refer to our Training Dates page for package enrolment options.

Participants are advised to consult the PsyBA Supervisor Training requirements prior to enrolling.

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


This two-day skills workshop focuses on integrating knowledge and practical skills. It requires direct/live training to develop practical supervision skills that are relevant to all supervisee training pathways and to reflective supervision practice. The workshop is currently conducted via interactive videoconference. Successful completion of Part 1 is a prerequisite for attending this Part 2 workshop. A certificate of completion for Part 1 from an accredited training provider must be provided when enrolling in this workshop.



The two-day Skills Workshop is conducted via videoconference and integrates theory and small group practice (successful completion of online course is prerequisite). The two-day workshop will further expand on the topics covered in the online component reviewing PsyBA supervision requirements. The workshop is interactive, including live demonstrations, small group activities, practice exercises and class discussion. Comprehensive readings are provided in addition to a Supervision Resource Handbook. Numbers are strictly limited for this workshop.

Workshop content:

  • 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)
  • Micro-skills training, modelling and demonstrations
  • Structural considerations (Skype, telehealth supervision)
  • Techniques and methods including case consultation, writing activities, journal, log books, process recoding, and structured case review forms and live observation methods
  • Supervision relationship issues (awareness and sensitivity to diversity)
  • Dealing with difficulties in supervision
  • Ethics and Professional Practice issues, including procedural dilemmas
  • The role of self-evaluation
  • Evaluating supervisee skills in accordance with AHPRA criteria.

WORKSHOP 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.



On successful completion of the two-day workshop participants will be issued a certificate of completion which needs to be submitted to the Board with the Application to apply for Board-approved supervisor status – ABAS-76 form (available from the Board’s website). This certificate needs to be submitted with Certificate 1 (online course) and Certificate 3 (Assessment of Competency).  Once all three components are successfully completed participants will then receive 5 years accreditation as an approved supervisor. Further information on Board requirements is available on the Psychology Board of Australia website.

Flyer: PsyBA Supervisor Training 2024 (PDF)


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