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 in supervision. Participants are provided with relevant readings, handouts and  a resource manual containing useful guidelines and tools for implementation in both individual and group supervision contexts.

Presenter: Christine Senediak
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the workshop participants will:

Have a sound knowledge of the theory of reflective practice in supervision
Understand the principles of how reflective practice promotes independent thinking, improved self-awareness and creativity in clinical practice
Be able to model reflective practice to supervisees
Have an understanding of how to use journals/diaries in supervision that promote reflective practice
Be able to apply reflective practice in supervision
Be able to apply self-supervision techniques in supervision
Be able to create a mindful space for supervisees to be reflective in supervision

Workshop Overview
Morning Session Afternoon Session

Definition of reflective practice
The role of reflection in supervision
Creating a mindful space for reflection
Demonstration of how to conduct  reflective practice supervision:  Setting up supervision using these guidelines
Reflective questioning techniques
Application in practice  including live demonstrations and small group practice exercises

 

 

Practice Vignettes: Application to case review
Practice sessions
Matching reflective practice to developmental level
Challenges of reflective practice/the balance with instruction
Applying feedback and evaluation in the supervision context

 

 


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 relfective 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. 


About the workshop:

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 in clinical supervision.  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 relationships at the heart of the supervisory and therapeutic encounters.

Presenter: Christine Senediak
Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
Have an understanding of systems theory and how this is applied both in clinical and supervisory contexts
Have awareness of the ‘self as therapist’ and its relationship to the professional and personal self
Have an understanding of, and work more competently and confidently with parallel process in supervision
Understand how the systemic model helps supervisors to manage emotions
Apply genograms and systems tasks in supervision
Understand clinical presentations systemically taking into consideration multiple stakeholders, relationships and the interplay of mentoring and monitoring tasks in supervision

Workshop Content

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
Recognizing and managing parallel process in supervision and applying reflective practice within a systemic framework
Small group activities and case discussions

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 quiz is used to assess knowledge and understanding of the topic at the end of the day.

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.

 
Learning Outcomes   

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

Workshop Overview

Morning Session

Afternoon Session


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

Scenario reviews in small group practice

 

 

Specific issues of ethics related to supervisor – supervisee relationships

Managing conflicts in supervision

Managing the underperforming supervisee

Using feedback and evaluation in supervision

Class discussions of managing ethical dilemmas in clinical practice and supervision

Role play practice sessions and small group activities including managing supervisee issues

 

 


This workshop is highly interactive reviewing practice issues in professional and legal issues relating to clinical supervision, ethical challenges and difficult supervisee issues.

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 quiz is used to assess knowledge and understanding of the topic at the end of the day.


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.


Presenter: Dr. Nicola Gates

A selection of pre-readings will be provided prior to workshop.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the workshop participants will:

Have 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
Have an understanding of how to use journals/diaries in supervision that promote reflective practice within a neuropsychological framework

Course Content:
Morning Session Afternoon Session

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

Theory of reflective supervision

Application in practice (small group practice exercises)

 

 

 

How reflective practice improves neuropsychological feedback

Demonstration of reflective practice supervision: setting up supervision using these guidelines

Application to case review

Role play demonstration

Practice sessions

 

 

 

 

Assessment:

Active participation in small group discussion and role play activities in applying reflective practice in neuropsychology supervision vignettes.

 

 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)

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the Workshop participants will:

Have a comprehensive understanding of the principles of setting up competency based supervision for scholl counsellors witin the school system

Have an understanding of the interplay of systemic issues within organisational culture of the school and how this impacts on the clinical practice, professional developemnt and self-care of the school counsellor.

Develop an awareness and review complex ethical issues as they relate to supervision strategies to help the supervisee manage outside the supervision session

Facilitate ways for the supervisor to build reflective practice and self-supervision strategiesi to help supervise manage outside the supervision session

Build in ways to utilise technology in supervision for school counsellors that works 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 pratice strategies for establishing and reviewing peer, individual, in-house, external and group supervision contexts for school counsellors

Have a solid understanding of how to manage trauma, complex issues and school systems within a supervisory context.

 

 

 

 

 

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 will provide supervisors with:

An increased understanding of the complexity of working with clients people who have experienced relationally based complex trauma

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.

Course Content:
  • Goals, nature and function of supervision within trauma-informed care

  • Setting up and implementing a re ective practice supervision framework within trauma- informed services

  • Sensitivity to trauma in the supervisory context

  • Application of a competency based and re ective 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

  • Review and small group discussion and practice.

The Presenter:

Christine Senediak is the Principal Director of Clinical Supervision Services and has over 30 years of experience working as a clinical psychologist, educator and supervisor. She has a strong interest in evidence based practice and systems theory and integrates this in her work as therapist, educator and supervisor.