Master Classes

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. 

Presenter: Christine Senediak

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

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. 
 

This one day workshop is designed to facilitate experienced supervisors in the practice of systemic supervision.  Participants will gain knowledge of theory and practice of systems models in assessment, formulation and treatment and learn how to integrate systemic thinking within a competency based clinical supervision context.  The workshop will explore ways to stimulate supervisee’s personal and professional development through reflective tasks, exploring emotions and patterns in relationships and considering the organisational context and relevant stakeholders. The workshop will look at placing relational factors at the heart of the supervisory and therapeutic encounters.  Pre-reading resources are provided, including revision documents of competency based supervision to ensure participants are familiar with the Board requirements.

Presenter: Christine Senediak

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Have an understanding of systems theory and how this is applied both in the supervisory contexts and within a competency based framework
  • Have awareness of the ‘self as therapist’ and its relationship to the professional and personal self
  • Understand, and work more competently and confidently with parallel process in supervision
  • Understand how the systemic model helps supervisors to manage emotions within a dialogical reflectivity context
  • Apply genograms and systems tasks in supervision to map out wider systems issues
  • Understand clinical presentations systemically taking into consideration multiple stakeholders, relationships and the interplay of mentoring and monitoring tasks in supervision

Component / workshop structure and activities

  • Systemic theory and application to supervision
  • How to use genograms and work systemically in clinical practice and supervision
  • Live demonstration of systems practice in supervision
  • Small group practice of systemic approaches to supervision, incorporating reflective practice within a competency based framework 
  • Recognizing and managing parallel process in supervision and applying reflective practice within a systemic framework
  • Small group activities and case discussions

 

 

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.  This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the number of ethical and legal issues relevant to supervisors and supervisees including confidentiality, dual relationships, direct and vicarious liability, duty to warn and informed consent and the related challenges of ethical decision making.  In addition, the workshop will discuss ways to identify and manage issues that may arise in the supervisory relationship and deal with difficulties that can occur in supervision, including feedback, evaluation and managing underperforming supervisees. Pre-reading resources are provided, including revision documents of competency based supervision to ensure participants are familiar with the Board requirements.

Presenters: Chrstine Senediak & Roy Laube

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Understand core competencies of ethical practice in supervision
  • Understand the multiple roles of the supervisor
  • Have a solid understanding of professional boundaries and issues of confidentiality as related to professional practice issues in competency based supervision 
  • Have a solid understanding and be able to apply professional standards of practice in all aspects of supervision provision
  • Understand ethical decision making in clinical and supervisory contexts
  • Be aware of legal responsibility and related decision making regarding ethical issues and clinical competence, and personal functioning
  • Be competent to apply ethical decision making regarding gatekeeping, monitoring and evaluation across all pathways 
  • Be aware of and competent to manage challenging issues that may arise in the different contexts of supervision
  • Be able to identify and manage challenging supervisory relationships and difficulties
  • Giving difficult feedback and evaluation to supervisees
  • Be able to manage other challenging situational contexts of supervision (e.g. incompetent supervisee; role conflict, gender and religious issues)

Component / workshop structure and activities

  • Integrating ethical awareness in clinical supervision
  • Ethical guidelines in clinical practice and supervision
  • Developing ethical maturity; sustaining lifetime practices
  • The supervisory relationship – building an alliance on solid ground
  • The limits of confidentiality
  • How the APS Code of Ethics informs professional practice and the development of ethical maturity
  • Specific issues of ethics related to supervisor – supervisee relationships
  • Managing conflicts in supervision
  • Managing the underperforming supervisee
  • Using feedback and evaluation in competency based supervision

 

 

 

 

This workshop has been developed for psychologists who specialise in assessment and neuropsychological services.  Neuropsychology is recognised as a distinct discipline of psychology and this workshop provides participants with a framework and practical guide to incorporate reflective practice into neuropsychology supervision based on developmental and competency models of practice.Pre-reading resources are provided, including revision documents of competency based supervision to ensure participants are familiar with the Board requirements.


Presenter: Dr. Nicola Gates


By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Have a sound knowledge of the theory of reflective practice in neuropsychology supervision
  • Understand the principles of how reflectivity promotes independent thinking, improved clinician self-awareness and creativity
  • Be aware of the importance of reflective supervision for therapeutic intervention and neuropsychological feedback
  • Be able to apply reflective practice & model reflectivity to supervisees
  • Understand the challenges of working in the field of neuropsychology and apply this in supervision
  • Understand how to use journals/diaries in supervision that promote reflective practice within a neuropsychological framework

Workshop structure/content 

  • Definition of reflective practice
  • Competency standards for neuropsychological supervision
  • Differences between reflective practice and traditional didactic neuropsychology supervision techniques
  • The role of reflectivity in neuropsychology supervision
  • Application of reflective practice in enhancing neuropsychological feedback
  • Demonstration of reflective practice supervision: setting up supervision using these guidelines
  • Application to case review – participants are required to bring to the session a case issue or supervision issue to review competency based neuropsychological supervision
 

 This one day workshop has been has been especially designed to meet the needs of those who are currently supevsising or planning to supervise school counsellors and those working in a school context offering counselling and support to school community

Pre-reading will be provided in addition to class notes provided at the workshop. Small class practice sessions, application to case review and exercises are used throughout the training. This workshop covers supervision of school based issues including managing complex issues within the scholl system, ethical issues, working remotely and balancing different roles and responsibilities of school counselling.

The Presenter:

Lydia Senediak, BA (Hons), DipEd,MA (Childhood Studies), M (Clin Psychol)

By the end of the Workshop participants will:

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the principles of setting up competency based supervision for school counsellors within the school system
  • Have a understanding of the interplay of systemic issues within the organisational culture of the school  and how this impacts on the clinical practice, professional development and self-care of the school counsellor
  • Develop an awareness and review complex ethical issues as they relate to supervision for school counsellors
  • Facilitate ways for the supervisor to build reflective practice and self-supervision strategies to help the supervisee manage outside the supervision session
  • Build in ways to utilise technology in supervision for school counsellors that work remotely, as individual practitioners and with little supports
  • Have a solid understanding of managing line management vs clinical supervision within the school system
  • Review best practice strategies for establishing and reviewing  peer, individual , in-house, external and group supervision contexts for school counsellors
  • Have a solid understanding of how to managing trauma, complex issues and school systems within a supervisory context
  • APS Framework for delivery of school psychological services

Workshop structure/content 

  • This workshop provides participants with the knowledge and skills to implement competency based supervision within the school system, addressing the complexities of balancing educational, support, and administrative roles in supervision.
  • There is opportunity to reflect and review complex ethical and legal issues that arise in the school context 
  • Review of crisis supervision and managing risk in the school context
  • Managing systemic issues within a school based context
  • Legal issues in school counselling supervision 
  • Managing assessment and evaluation of supervisee competencies 
  • Pre-reading resources are provided, including revision documents of competency based supervision to ensure participants are familiar with the Board requirements

 

 

 

 

This is an AHPRA approved Supervisor Master Class. Psychologists who are endorsed supervisors are eligible to enrol in the Master Class. By undertaking this workshop psychologists will be eligible to apply for ongoing accreditation as a Board approved supervisor for a period of 5 years. The study of neurobiology has made a significant impact in recent years on deepening knowledge about the effects of abuse related trauma.This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to critically examine the practice of competency based supervision across the different pathways within a trauma informed practice lens. 

Pre-reading resources are provided, including revision documents of competency based supervision to ensure participants are familiar with the Board requirements

Presenter: Christine Senediak

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • An increased understanding of the complexity of working with clients people who have experienced relationally based complex trauma and the challenges for supervisees 
  • Insight into the personal, professional, organisational impact of trauma
  • Supervision strategies and processes to ensure that trauma informed practice remains at     the forefront of practice when working with clients who have experienced trauma
  • A framework/model of reflective practice in trauma-informed supervision management within a competency based framework

Workshop structure/content 

  • Goals, nature and function of supervision within  trauma-informed care
  • Setting up and implementing a reflective practice supervision framework within trauma- informed services 
  • Sensitivity to trauma in the supervisory context
  • Application of a competency based and reflective practice in psychological practice
  • Setting up and maintaining safe supervision 
  • Maintaining boundaries and sound ethical practice in supervision 
  • Self-care of the professional
  • Managing complex presentations, ethical issues and agency related challenges 
  • Balancing educational, support, and administrative roles in supervision 
  • Evaluation of the supervisory process and diversity (managing expectations and responsibilities; providing feedback in trauma-informed supervision)
  • Ensuring supervisors develop a solid skills and knowledge to manage the supervisory relationship (e.g. managing developmental stages of supervision; vicarious trauma, self-care, boundary setting)
  • Knowledge of supervision as it relates specifically to trauma-informed supervision theory and practice including ethical and professional practice in trauma-informed supervision 
  • Assessment of supervisee competency (application of therapeutic interventions in  trauma-informed practice)

 

 

 

Remote delivery group size 12

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.

Presenter: Sam Vasta

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 

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

 

This workshop provides a context to review and understand the practice of competency based supervision within an organisational psychology context. This workshop will provide participants with specific knowledge and skills to apply supervision for those working in the varied roles of an organisational psychology practice. Pre-reading resources are provided, including revision documents of competency based supervision to ensure participants are familiar with the Board requirements.

Presenter: Fernanda Afonso

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of reflectivity in practice using competency based supervision principles as it applies across the wide spectrum of  organisational psychology interventions
  • Understand the principles of how to use reflectivity in recruitment, facilitating training, psychological testing and behavioural interviewing
  • Develop specific supervisee relational and reflective competencies  for coaching and mentoring 
  • Develop skills to enhance supervisee exploration of cognition, behaviour, emotions in practice, developing reflection-in-action, on-action and for-action
  • Be able to teach supervisees to apply self-supervision, dialogical reflectivity for in-action  experiential and transformational learning 

Workshop structure/content

  • Participants are required to bring a workplace scenario where they have personally experienced a challenging supervisory encounter either as supervisee or supervisor. Small group discussion and role play exercises will then be used to demonstrate, model and workshop preferred interventions  
  • The specific tasks of the supervisor in the organisational context – how to manage stakeholder issues impacting on service delivery, delivering corrective feedback, challenging systems and critical issues
  • Supervisor- supervisee – wider system relational factors. Building a secure supervisory alliance and managing parallel processes
  • Supervising the underperforming supervisee  
  • Applying supervision tasks in change management 
  • Self –care in the workplace