Our individual clinical supervision is generally conducted on a monthly basis, and can also be determined on an as needs basis.  It can also be used in conjunction with group supervision, and used for more private or sensitive areas of concern.

Click Here to download the: Calendar and Application for 2018 Group and Individual Supervision complete and return via email or to P.O. Box 2538, Warwick WA 6024

Who should Attend Clinical Supervision:

  • Counsellors
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Line Managers

Benefits of Individual Clinical Supervision:

Clinical Supervision is an essential, offering a safeguard for clients, support for counsellors, and a process through which professionals can develop their skill and competence.

  • Can discuss sensitive areas of concern
  • The whole session is only about your own workload or concerns
  • Undivided attention of a professionally recognised supervisor
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Improve your client outcomes
  • Plenty of opportunity for Up-Skilling
  • Self Care
  • Avoid burnout

ACA Definition and more information on Clinical Supervision can be found at: https://www.theaca.net.au/documents/ACA%20Supervision%20Policy%202013.pdf

Supervision is the process whereby a counsellor can speak to someone who is trained to identify any behavioural and/or psychological changes in the counsellor  that could be due to an inability to cope with issues of one or more clients. A supervisor is also responsible for challenging practices and informing supervisee’s of alternative theories and/or new practices, as well as changes in the industry. The supervisor is responsible for observing the mental health of their supervisee in turn protecting the public from poor practices. Counsellors can face issues such as transference and burn out without any recognition of the symptoms. A professional supervisor would notice the symptoms long before the counsellor. Supervision is a learned discipline separate from counselling.

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

Click Here to download the: Calendar and Application for 2018 Group and Individual Supervision complete and return via email or to P.O. Box 2538, Warwick WA 6024