Supervisor Master Classes (PsyBA Approved)

Board-approved master class supervision training must be completed every five years in order to maintain Board-approved supervisor status. For those who gained approval after 1 July 2013, master class completion is required within five years of the date of completion of component three (assessment) of supervisor training.

The University of Melbourne has been approved to run Supervision master classes for psychologists endorsed in clinical, clinical neuropsychology or educational psychology by the PsyBA titled: Process and Complexity in Specialist Supervision.

Training Dates

This year, classes will run on separate days per area of practice endorsement. The Supervisor Master Class for Clinical Neuropsychology will take place on the 22nd of July, 2020.

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We have yet to confirm training dates for Clinical Psychology, and Educational Psychology for 2020; please check back later.

Outline

The key aim of this course is to provide training in complex and advanced process issues that are confronted as an experienced supervisor, and to provide discipline specific training on supervision competencies. The first part of the workshop will provide generic content relevant to all workshop participants, including an update on basic supervision requirements and AHPRA guidelines, training on core supervision competencies of self-reflective practice, providing feedback (including in difficult and complex situations) and key process issues and ethical issues in supervision (such as boundaries, managing risk). In the afternoon, specialised training will be provided in smaller groups on the specific needs of supervisors in their endorsed discipline (clinical, neuropsychology or educational psychology; with case-based learning and discussion/feedback).

The aims of this master class are to develop

  1. An understanding of key process issues which can arise in supervision across the stages of supervision development
  2. Skills in managing these process issues and enhancing self-reflective practice in complex supervision scenarios
  3. Understanding of discipline-specific issues in complex situations

Format

The format of the master classes of the three content streams may vary. The neuropsychology master class will take place via Zoom, and may include didactic presentation, video role-plays and assessments, and group discussion in the morning session. In the afternoon, the workshop will be split into smaller groups to enable discussion of discipline-specific supervision issues, and specific case-based learning of complex supervision scenarios. Participants will be able to suggest issues and bring difficult supervision scenarios for discussion. Participants will be asked to complete preparatory reading (on which they will be assessed) prior to the workshop, and to complete assessment tasks during the workshop on video-material.

Facilitators

Facilitators of this master class will be from the specified discipline (clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology or educational psychology) on the separate training days. All facilitators are highly experienced clinicians and clinical supervisors, who have extensive experience and expertise in supervising psychologists and postgraduate students in varying settings and stages of development. All supervisors teach and conduct supervision in the postgraduate psychology programs at the University of Melbourne.

  • Clinical Psychology: Associate Professor Carol Hulbert, Associate Professor Christina Bryant, Professor Kim Felmingham
  • Clinical Neuropsychology: Professor Michael Saling, Professor Stephen Bowden, Dr Jacqueline Anderson
  • Educational Psychology: Dr Vicki McKenzie, Dr Terry Bowles

Cost

Cost to registrants is $440. If you are currently supervising a University of Melbourne student, you may attend at no cost.

For any enquiries please email:

melissa.visser@unimelb.edu.au