Supervision of Supervision - Small Group Sessions



This program aims to provide an opportunity for practitioners who provide supervision to review and reflect on their practice in small-group Supervision of Supervision sessions. The program will offer post-training support and mentoring to maximise your efforts to become an effective supervisor. Sessions will cover how to approach challenges in supervision in the ethical and professional practice domains with an emphasis on reflecting on supervisor strategies and responsibilities. The group process in these sessions is vital, as it provides a forum to share and learn from peers working in similar practice settings.

Groups will be facilitated by our senior trainer Sam Vasta and will consist of 2-hour sessions held throughout 2024, in closed groups with a maximum of 6 participants per group.

3 separate groups are offered with discipline-specific sessions (see dates below).



The program is suitable for those providing supervision to practitioners in the general fields of psychology, social work, psychotherapy, counselling or other related work. This includes supervisors whose role is to provide clinical supervision, but also those who have a dual role across managerial/operational and clinical supervision. Participants in this program need to have completed some formal training in supervision.



Sessions will be conducted online via interactive videoconference, to offer greater accessibility. Participants will be asked to provide examples of their supervision practice with a focus for review and reflection and to contribute to the group process by sharing their ideas and insights within a reflective practice framework. The group facilitator will introduce some brief structured learning and reflective tasks to further consolidate and enhance supervision skills and practice frameworks.


The program aims to enable participants to:

• Further integrate theory and practice relevant to supervision

• Process professional and ethical dilemmas in supervision using relevant frameworks

• Assist with managing “troubles and fractures” in supervision

• Further enhance and consolidate key elements relating to effective supervision

• Share ideas with your peers using a strengths-based model.



On successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance for 10 or 12 cpd hours.


Sam Vasta Deputy Director, Clinical Supervision Services, is a PsyBA Accredited Supervisor trainer and supervisor. He currently provides supervisor training for new supervisors (Full Training) and the PsyBA Master Class: Clinical Supervision in Adult Mental Health: Managing risk, professional and ethical issues. Sam worked in public community mental health services for over 35 years, both in a clinical capacity and as Service Manager. He has a wealth of clinical experience and supervision practice across a range of service settings. These include providing supervision to specialist mental health services for young people, clients experiencing enduring mental illness, drug and alcohol issues and complex trauma. Sam supervises health practitioners and team leaders, often involving complex clinical scenarios and risk presentations, in addition to supporting and debriefing staff following critical incidents. Sam also provides accredited supervisor training for PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) and ACA (Australian Counselling Association). He lectures across Australia and Singapore and has provided in-house supervisor training for many organisations. Currently, Sam also provides individual and group supervision to a range of practitioners across various government, NGO and private sector settings.