Supervision of Supervision - Small Group Sessions 2024




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 6 x 2-hour sessions held in 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.



For the 6 x 2-hour sessions, the cost is $590.00 AUD with certification from CSS that you have participated in the Supervision of Supervision program for a total of 12 cpd hours. 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.


Group 1: Australian Psychologists
Tuesdays 3.00-5.00pm AEDT/AEST via Zoom interactive videoconference

Session 1: Tuesday 13 February 2024, 3.00-5.00pm AEDT
Session 2: Tuesday 9 April 2024, 3.00-5.00pm AEST
Session 3: Tuesday 11 June 2024, 3.00-5.00pm AEST
Session 4: Tuesday 13 August 2024, 3.00-5.00pm AEST
Session 5: Tuesday 15 October 2024, 3.00-5.00pm AEDT
Session 6: Tuesday 10 December 2024, 3.00-5.00pm AEDT

Cost for program (6 sessions): $590.00 AUD

Group 2: Singaporean SAC / SRC Members
Wednesdays 3.00-5.00pm SGT via Zoom interactive videoconference

Session 1: Wednesday 14 February 2024, 3.00-5.00pm SGT
Session 2: Wednesday 10 April 2024, 3.00-5.00pm SGT
Session 3: Wednesday 12 June 2024, 3.00-5.00pm SGT
Session 4: Wednesday 14 August 2024, 3.00-5.00pm SGT
Session 5: Wednesday 16 October 2024, 3.00-5.00pm SGT
Session 6: Wednesday 11 December 2024, 3.00-5.00pm SGT

Cost for program (6 sessions): $590.00 AUD


Group 3: Australian Counsellors, Allied Health Professionals and Psychotherapists
Thursdays 3.00-5.00pm AEDT/AEST via Zoom interactive videoconference

Session 1: Thursday 15 February 2024, 3.00-5.00pm AEDT
Session 2: Thursday 11 April 2024, 3.00-5.00pm AEST
Session 3: Thursday 13 June 2024, 3.00-5.00pm AEST
Session 4: Thursday 15 August 2024, 3.00-5.00pm AEST
Session 5: Thursday 17 October 2024, 3.00-5.00pm AEDT
Session 6: Thursday 12 December 2024, 3.00-5.00pm AEDT

Cost for program (6 sessions): $590.00 AUD


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 12 cpd hours.


Sam Vasta BA, B Soc Studies, M Arts (Counselling)
Sam Vasta has worked in public community mental health services for over thirty-five years as a senior clinician and Service Manager. He holds both Social Worker and Counselling Psychologist degrees and has a wealth of clinical experience and supervision practice in a range of service settings. These range from specialist services for young people experiencing mental health problems to clients experiencing enduring mental illness, as well as drug and alcohol issues, complex trauma and cross-cultural problems. As a Service Manager, 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 is a PsyBA Accredited Supervisor trainer for psychologists and provides accredited supervisor training for PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) and ACA (Australian Counselling Association). He lectures across Australia and Singapore and provides in-house supervisor training for mental health and allied health staff. Currently, Sam also provides individual and group supervision to a range of practitioners across various government, NGO and private sector settings. Given his background and extensive experience, he also offers consultation, supervision and mentoring to Team Leaders and Managers to support them to survive and grow in challenging leadership positions.