PsyBA Master Class: Clinical Supervision in Adult Mental Health:Managing risk, self-care and ethics
About the Workshop:
The workshop provides a framework for supervisors to apply competency based supervision for those 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 reflection on practice
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 reflexive and reflective practice 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 and Christine Senediak
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 first 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 often 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.
Christine Senediak is a PsyBA supervisor trainer with 35 years clinical experience and over 30 years 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 and 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 employs a competency based and 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 will receive a certificate of attendance for 7 hours of face to face training in accordance with AHPRA Master class requirements. This workshop is interactive and allows ample time for practice and review of participant questions/clinical scenarios and case issues brought to the session.
Federation Conference Centre, Mary Street Surry Hills (near Central Station, Sydney)
Time: 09.00am – 4.30pm
Early Bird - $330 (ends 09.06.2020)
Standard - $375 (from 10.06.2020)
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.
Contact: Christine Senediak
M: 0478 548 594
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Sydney NSW 2000
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