PsyBA Master Class: Reflective Practice and Parallel Process in Supervision
2 May 2019   9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Event Type PsyBA Masterclass
Organisation Clinical Supervision Services
Location Mary MacKillop Conference Centre 80 William Street
North Sydney  NSW 2060
Accreditation Available 6 CPD points
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About the Workshop:

This workshop is a PsyBA approved one day Master Class which will provide participants who are already approved supervisors with ongoing AHPRA accreditation for 5 years.  The workshop covers theory and practice in implementing a reflective practice framework within a competency based supervision model of practice. Participants will develop meta competencies for setting up, facilitating and evaluating supervisee reflectivity in practice. Participants will learn the process of dialogical reflectivity using the micro skill of immediacy in supervision to facilitate relational engagement and develop supervisee relational competence. 

 The workshop will assume supervisors already have the foundational core competencies of establishing a competency based framework for supervision as this workshop will extend on this knowledge in using reflexivity-in-action.  Pre-reading resources are provided, including revision documents of competency based supervision to ensure participants are familiar with the Board requirements. Relational factors such as client- supervisee-supervisor parallel processes will also be examined with critical reflection of the supervisor- supervisee dynamics and implications for assessment and evaluation. 

By the end of the workshop participants will: 

  • Have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of reflective practice supervision
  • Understand the principles of how reflective practice promotes independent thinking and reflective competencies in psychological practice and the development of specific therapeutic and professional skills
  • Develop specific supervisee relational and reflective competencies using supervision tasks (live, review of video/audio recordings) 
  • Develop skills to enhance supervisee exploration of cognition, behaviour, emotions in clinical practice, developing reflection-in-action, on-action and for-action
  • Be able to teach supervisees to apply self-supervision as a reflective intervention

Component / workshop structure and activities

The workshop is experiential, and participants are asked to bring a clinical issue/s to use in small group class activities and role play practice sessions.  Video excerpts and live demonstrations are used to aid learning.

  • Defining reflective practice and dialogical reflexivity
  • Experiential learning and transformational learning in supervision 
  • Creating a mindful space for reflection and the supervisory working alliance 
  • Demonstration of reflective questioning techniques and role play practice sessions
  • Parallel process 
  • Application to clinical case work – reflection in action, on-action and for-action 
    • Dialogical reflexivity 
  • Managing supervisory complexities
    • Boundary issues, self-issues and self-care of the professional

Christine Senediak 

About the Presenter(s):     
Christine Senediak is a Board Approved supervisor trainer with 30 years clinical experience and over 25 years experience as a supervisor and educator. She supervises widely providing individual, peer, group and organisational supervision to psychiatrists, psychologists and other health clinicians working in child, adolescent and family services, schools, adult mental health, drug health, gambling, sexual assault, cross cultural and trauma services. She divides her time between education, clinical work and supervision. Christine has trained as a systemic family therapist, which influences her approach to clinical supervision where the wider context is considered in understanding the development and maintenance of problems in clinical presentations. She employs a reflective practice approach to supervision enhancing self awareness of relational issues between therapist, client and systems. Christine incorporates elements of systemic, cognitive behavioural, mindfulness and person centered therapies in supervision and training. 

Participants are required to attend the full day and will receive a certificate of attendance for 6 hours of face to face training. A short peer reviewed reflective exercise is used to assess knowledge and understanding of the topic at the end of the day.  The workshop is equivalent to 6 CPD hours. This workshop is highly interactive and allows for ample time and to practice and review the application of reflective practice in supervision. 

Registrations Close:
Enrol via PsyBA Training 'Registration and Payment' link

Time:         9. 00am – 4.30pm 

Early Bird - $330 (ends 21.03.2019)
Standard - $375 (from 22.03.2019)
10% discount when 3 or more book and pay at the same time 


Clinical Supervision Services
Clinical Supervision Services (CSS) is an AHPRA approved organisation dedicated to providing excellence in training and clinical supervision supervision.
Contact: Christine Senediak
M: 0478 548 594






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