Supervision Brisbane

Ahead Psychology offers coaching services for personal development and life planning.

Types of Supervision

Ahead Psychology offers two different types of supervision:
  1. Supervision for psychologists seeking registration or practice endorsement; and
  2. Professional supervision for psychologists, social workers, counsellors, welfare workers and other health professionals.

Options to attend supervision

You can undertake supervision in person at our office or on-line using Skype. Whatever suits you.

Video conferencing is convenient for people that have difficulty travelling to appointments either because of distance/remoteness, family, work and/or other commitments.

All you need is an suitable computer, tablet or mobile phone connected to a reliable internet service, and a private uninterrupted space in which to hold your session.

Professional supervision

Professional Supervision Brisbane involves regular meetings with an independent supervisor who has the training, experience, skills and knowledge to help you to:
  • Review your work practices and discuss specific clients’ you work with
  • Explore your feelings around work (such as excitement, frustration, anxiety, discouragement)
  • Receive objective feedback and guidance related to work issues and decisions you’re making
  • Identify and plan for self-care if necessary
  • Develop or strengthen key professional skills (e.g. time management, problem-solving, managing relationships with others, avoiding procrastination
  • Obtain ideas and information on areas such as competence, ethics, standards, etc. that can contribute to your professional development.

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you would benefit from regular professional supervision.

  • Are you a psychologist, social worker, youth worker, welfare worker or other human services worker who provides direct support services to clients in need?
  • Do you manage and supervise teams of human services personnel or other allied health professionals?
  • Do you need independent supervision outside of your workplace supervision to better review and reflect on your work?
  • Do you feel stressed and burnt out by your work?

Supervision is about taking care of yourself, and becoming more self-aware and skilled. Access to good professional supervision ensures:

  • Better job satisfaction
  • Better workplace relationships with coworkers
  • Better service delivery to clients
  • Better management of workplace stress
  • Reduced risk of burnout and vicarious traumatisation.

Ahead Psychology has professional supervisors with extensive experience in:

  • Providing direct clinical services to a diversity of clients in government, non-government and private practice organisations
  • Providing professional supervision to human services personnel and allied health professionals employed in a wide range of work settings
  • Team leadership and management of multidisciplinary teams
  • Service development and evaluation
  • Executive coaching for managers and team leaders

If you are interested in arranging supervision for yourself or another member of your organisation, please call us on Brisbane (07) 3352 3577 or fill out our online booking & enquiry form and we’ll contact you.

Some workplaces pay for an employee’s professional supervision. Contact your HRM department, work supervisor or manager to discuss support option from your organisation

If you pay for your own supervision you may be able to claim the cost as a work-related expense when you lodge your annual income tax return.

In person

You can make an appointment to see one of our professional supervisors in person at our office located in the Brisbane North suburb of Stafford.

Online Supervision via Skype

If you can’t make it into our office due to time or distance constraints, we also offer supervision online using Skype to conduct a live video call.

This method of supervision is similar to what you experience in an office-based session and is just as effective.

Psychologist Supervision

Supervision of Psychologists for Registration & Endorsement

Dr Carly Fay is a highly experienced and supportive Clinical Psychologist. She has completed the Supervisor Training and Accreditation Program (STAP) and is an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Carly offers supervision in the following pathways:

  • Higher Degree program Area of practice: Clinical psychology
  • Registrar Program Area of practice: Clinical psychology Supervisor type: Principal
  • Registrar Program Supervisor type: Secondary

Dr Katherine Williams is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist. She has completed the Supervisor Training and Accreditation Program (STAP) and is an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Katherine offers supervision in the following pathways:

4+2
5+1
Higher degree (including Masters and Doctorate level)
Clinical Registrars

Patricia Smith is highly experienced General Psychologist. She is an accredited AHPRA Board-approved supervisor and can provide the mandatory supervision required for registration as a Psychologist via the following pathways:

  • 4+2 internship principal supervisor
  • 4+2 internship secondary supervisor

Supervisors play a key role in the training in, and assessing of, the psychological competencies that are required to become a registered psychologist, and for areas of practice endorsement.

Approved supervisors have demonstrate proficiency in the following competencies:

  1. knowledge and understanding of the profession
  2. knowledge of and skills in effective supervision practices
  3. knowledge of and ability to develop and manage the supervisory alliance
  4. ability to assess the psychological competencies of the supervisee
  5. capacity to evaluate the supervisory process
  6. awareness of and attention to the diversity of client groups, and
  7. ability to address the legal and ethical considerations related to the professional practice of psychology.

During your supervision it is  a supervisor’s responsibility to:

  • ensure you have adequate knowledge of relevant research, theory and policy before providing any particular client intervention
  • ensure you have access to strategies to develop appropriate intervention models
  • bring to your attention any limitations of competence, ethical difficulty, personal bias or aspect of personal development in the you that the supervisor perceives to be affecting the your professional development and/or professional application
  • offer sufficient supervision opportunities to enable regular evaluation of applications of the core competencies
  • directly observe your work as part of the supervision process; this may include observation electronically, and
  • view your active client files intermittently as part of the supervision process.

Depending on availability, supervision may be in person at our office or on-line via video-conference . 

Video conferencing is convenient for people that have difficulty travelling to appointments either because of distance/remoteness, family, work and/or other commitments.

All you need is an suitable computer, tablet or mobile phone connected to a reliable internet service, and a private uninterrupted space in which to hold your session.

For more information about supervision for registration / endorsement purposes visit the Psychology Board of Australia website.

Supervision is about taking care of yourself; becoming more self-aware and skilled.

Got a query about supervision or want to make a booking? Please call us on Brisbane (07) 3352 3577 or fill out our online booking & enquiry form and we’ll contact you.