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PsyBA Master Class: Clinical Supervision in Adult Mental Health:Managing risk, self-care and ethics
Aug 22

PsyBA Master Class: Clinical Supervision in Adult Mental Health:Managing risk, self-care and ethics

Date & Time
22 August 2019 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

About the Workshop:

This workshop is a new workshop not previously approved as a Master Class.  The workshop provides a framework for competency based supervision for supervisees working with clients who present with complex mental health and comorbid presentations.  There is a focus on identifying risk and managing the often complex clinical issues that arise from working with clients who present with acute or chronic complex mental health presentations. Coverage of systemic issues and working within a multidisciplinary context and medical model is also addressed with regards to clinical management issues, reporting and confidentiality issues. Pre-reading resources are provided, including revision documents of competency based supervision to ensure participants are familiar with the Board requirements.

Workshop structure /content:

  • Understanding the ethical, legal and risk factors facing the supervisee working in an adult mental health context
  • Confidentiality – managing competing demands of system, client and family (Case review scenarios and critical decision making in practice) – small group discussion and role plays
  • Assessment, evaluation and feedback using a competency based framework: developing metacompetencies in practice
  • Dialogical reflexivity – enhancing supervisee self-reflection and in-action

By the end of the workshop participants will: 

  • Have sound knowledge of the application of competency based supervision in adult mental health clinical contexts
  • Understand the principles of how reflectivity promotes independent thinking, improved clinician self-awareness, self-care 
  • Applying dialogical reflexivity in supervision evaluation and feedback 
  • Be aware of the importance of reflective supervision for therapeutic intervention and the development of meta competencies in practice
  • Be able to apply reflective practice & model reflectivity to supervisees
  • Identify and manage the  challenges of working in the field of adult mental health and complex comorbid clinical mental health presentations 
  • Be able to identify and manage complex risk, legal and ethical issues 
  • Review of clinical/workplace issues brought to the session by participants 


Sam Vasta

About the Presenter(s):     

Sam Vasta has worked in public community mental health services for over thirty years as a senior clinician and Service Manager. He has a wealth of clinical experience and supervision practice in a range of service settings ranging from young people experiencing rst episode psychosis to consumers facing the challenges of recovery in the context of persistent and enduring mental illness. As a Service Manager, Sam has supervised various practitioners and team leaders oen involving complex clinical scenarios. He has experience and has taught on topics including cross cultural mental health practice, managing trauma from major critical incidents and ethical dilemmas in risk management.


Participants are required to attend the full day and will receive a certificate of attendance for 6 hours of face to face training.The workshop is equivalent to 6 CPD hours.  This workshop is highly interactive and allows for ample time and to practice and review.

Registrations Close:

Federation Conference Centre (near Central Station, Sydney)

Time:         9. 00am – 4.30pm 

Early Bird - $330 (ends 11.07.2019)

Standard - $375 (from 12.07.2019)
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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Event Type
PsyBA Masterclass
Accreditation Available
6 CPD points
Event Location
Federation Conference Centre (near Central Station, Sydney)
Sydney NSW 2000

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