Provisional Psychologist Supervision

Provisional Psychologist Supervision

The Psychology Board of Australia requires provisional psychologists to participate in group supervision sessions to meet the requirements for registration as a Psychologist. These sessions provide an excellent opportunity to work with a range of our accredited supervisors as well as other provisional psychologists.

The core competencies outlined by the Psychology Board of Australia are discussed during these sessions and they are a great opportunity for networking and meeting like-minded people.

  • You do not need to be participating in one of our Internship Programs to take part in our online group supervision sessions.
  • Sessions are also suitable for early career registered psychologists.
  • Sessions are conducted via Zoom with a maximum of five students per session.

We are also running three Professional Development workshops covering Basic Counselling and Intervention Skills, Advanced Counselling and Intervention Skills and the National Psychology Exam which are open to a maximum of 30 students.

GROUP SUPERVISION SESSIONS

Micro Counselling Skills

This workshop offers an overview of the micro-counselling skills such as attending, responding and listening. Through role-plays and discussion, participants will have the opportunity to practice counselling skills including reflective listening (reflection of content, reflection of feelings), verbal and non-verbal attending,  summarising, open and closed questions, as well as practice goal setting skills.

Date: Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Cost: $150

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Diagnostic Classification Systems (DSM-5 & ICD11)

This session provides the opportunity to explore key similarities and differences between the two diagnostic systems.  It includes discussion of different diagnostic presentations through the lenses of the DSM -5 and ICD 11.

Date: Wednesday 11 November

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Cost: $100

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Ethical Principles

Psychologists are required to abide by the general principles of the Code of Ethics and the Ethical Guidelines as set out by the APS. This session provides provisional psychologists with an opportunity to explore the APS Code of Ethics and Ethical Guidelines in the context of case discussion.

Date: Wednesday 2 December

Time: 12pm – 2.30pm

Cost: $125

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Cross Cultural Contexts

This session reflects on psychological practices when working with people from different cultures. The first seminar is dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We will introduce historical context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and discuss ethical and professional issues psychologists need to be aware of when delivering psychological services. Learning outcomes for this session are developing cultural responsiveness, cultural sensitivity and awareness.

Date: New dates for this session will be updated soon so please keep an eye on this page.

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $100

Mental State Examination

This is an introduction to basic Mental State Examination. Participants are given an opportunity to test their MSE skills through observing and discussing visual case scenarios.

Date: New dates for this session will be updated soon so please keep an eye on this page.

Time: 2.5 hours

Cost: $125

 

Report Writing

This session explores various types of psychological reports including psychometric reports, progress reports and exit reports. It also considers the practical implications when report writing including what makes a quality report, what should be included and recommendations. Various report templates are explored and discussed.

Date: New dates for this session will be updated soon so please keep an eye on this page.

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $100

 

Case Report Writing

In a group setting you are given the opportunity to become more familiar with the AHPRA Case Report Writing Guidelines. Find out how any case presentations from your client cohort might fit into the Case Report structure.

Date: New dates for this session will be updated soon so please keep an eye on this page.

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $100

 

Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

This session offers an opportunity to explore and unpack the various important aspects of communication and interpersonal relationships in a therapeutic context. Concepts covered include rapport building, types of communication, therapeutic relationships, communication in session, empathy and professionalism, and communicating different concepts to different types of clients and stakeholders.

Date: New dates for this session will be updated soon so please keep an eye on this page.

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $100

Case Discussion and Review

This session provides a forum for discussion of various case presentations in a group setting. Case Formulation (the 4 P’s) is used to inform the most appropriate intervention approach.

Date: New dates for this session will be updated soon so please keep an eye on this page.

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $100

Interviews

This session explores interviews as an essential part of the assessment and therapeutic relationship building process. It looks at various factors including types of interviews, client type, communication style, rapport building and interview content. It also explores various interview templates through case discussion.

Date: New dates for this session will be updated soon so please keep an eye on this page.

Time: 3 hours

Cost: $150

 

 

Note Taking and Case Notes

This session is an opportunity to explore different templates of clinical case notes, as well as considering various practical implications including confidentiality, content, structure of case notes and consistency. Taking notes in a clinical setting is also explored and ethical and practical implications considered.

Date: New dates for this session will be updated soon so please keep an eye on this page.

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $100

 

Group Dynamics

Explore the world of group work through consideration of various factors such as stages of group formation, group size, group norms, cohesiveness, working with a co-facilitator, ethical and legal considerations, and behaviour management. Practical implications and strategies are also explored.

Date: New dates for this session will be updated soon so please keep an eye on this page.

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $100

 

Risk Assessment

This session provides an opportunity for developing a deeper understanding of the purpose of a risk assessment, various types of risks and risk across the lifespan. Learn how to conduct risk assessments and the associated management steps, as well as learn to develop Safety Management Plans.

Date: New dates for this session will be updated soon so please keep an eye on this page.

Time: 2 hours

Cost: $100

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT )

This session is a revision of the CBT Model. It is a step-by-step exploration of the CBT sequence and the practical implications for children and the adult population. There are opportunities for case discussion and resources are provided.

Date: New dates for this session will be updated soon so please keep an eye on this page.

Time: 2.5 hours

Cost: $125

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

National Psychology Exam

During this Professional Development workshop we discuss the structure of the content areas of the National Psychology Exam and how to prepare. We also look at some example questions.

Date: New dates for this workshop will be updated soon so please keep an eye on this page.

Time: 2.5 hours

Cost: $150

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