Our group clinical supervision is conducted once a month throughout the year. They usually consist of 5-7 members, with a minimum of 4 attendees to a maximum of 10 attendees. We run these for 2 hours on the second Tuesday of each month at 4pm- 6pm. Our current costs can be accessed upon enquiry via email or telephone call.
The Benefits of group clinical supervision:
- Cost Effective
- Peers can offer different perspectives
- Hear from others about their experiences
- Networking with other professionals
- Ongoing professional development
- Plenty of opportunity for Up-skilling
Group Supervision: ACA defines Group Supervision as an organised and structured event that has a recognised leader who takes responsibility for the group. The leader must meet ACA Supervisor requirements. There should be a minimum of one ACA registered or recognised Supervisor for every 10 group participants. There are no minimum limits in relation to the 10 hour annual requirement.
A supervisor will discuss recent sessions that a counsellor has given, paying attention to how and why the counsellor used particular theories and what the motives to challenging were. They will listen to detect if the counsellor had any agendas that were not the clients. They will also monitor and discuss many issues, some of these are:
1. Is the counsellor owning the clients issues?
2. Does the counsellor detach from their clients after sessions in a healthy way?
3. Is the counsellor dwelling on a client’s issue
4. Is the counsellor getting the appropriate amount of sleep and rest.
5. Is the counsellor showing signs of burn out?
6. Are there signs of projection or transference?
7. Is the counsellor keeping on top of their administrative tasks.
8. Is the counsellor undertaking regular professional development/education.
9. Are the counsellors business building skills adequate.
10. Is the counsellors marketing material adequate and accurate. A supervisor needs to check all these issues and more without being intrusive or threatening.
The supervisor needs to respect counsellor-client confidentiality and adhere to the same ethical conditions as a counsellor. Supervision is similar to counselling in as much as a counsellor should not receive.
ACA Definition and more information on Supervision can be found at: https://www.theaca.net.au/documents/ACA%20Supervision%20Policy%202013.pdf
Download the Application and Information flyer Group / Individul Supervision 2017, complete and return via email or to P.O. Box 2538, Warwick WA 6024
For more information on Individual and Group Clinical Supervision call 08 9448 3210 or complete enquiry form: