I am a Board-Approved Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.
I am skilled in individual and small group supervision, and experienced in providing online supervision and consultation.
I have more than 15 years experience in providing clinical supervision and consultation for a range of professionals, including psychologists, CBT therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, and social workers.
If you are looking for supervision there are several areas where I can provide expertise:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT)
I have been a CBT therapist for 20 years, and have a great deal of experience in providing training and supervision to a range of professionals. I have taught on CBTs for clinical psychology training courses, postgraduate CBT courses, and in-house training for health services. I have supervised trainee CBT therapists and psychologists, and use methods such as audio/video recordings, role-play and experiential exercises to foster the development of the therapist’s skills. I am very familiar with using rating scales, such as the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale – Revised and the Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis Adherence Scale, to help clinicians develop their therapeutic skills.
I am familiar with supporting clinicians at different stages of development, and at many stages in training, shaping them to practise ethically and effectively, and to pass placements, academic work and therapy tapes. My supervisory reports have been approved for accreditation/ re-accreditation with the BABCP.
As a clinician with a long-term speciality in serious mental illness, I have considerable experience in supervising therapists delivering family interventions with carers and people recovering from psychosis. I am familiar with a variety of models and means of delivery, supervising therapists in behavioural family therapy, CBT-informed family intervention, multi-family and carers support groups.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Contextual CBTs
I am highly experienced in training and supervising therapists in contextual behaviour therapies, in particular Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Through supervision I have developed a large number of psychologists, therapists and other mental health workers to become skilled at functional analysis to select behaviour therapy methods to help clients and families to act on chosen values and live more effectively. This supervision usually involves encouraging supervisees to develop their own practice in mindfulness and values-based action to support their own resilience and personal effectiveness. Finally, through my research I have developed a measure of adherence in ACT skills and use this to inform the supervision process.