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Full Supervisor Training for New Supervisors

Full Supervisor Training for New Supervisors

General Information about Full Training

Overview

The Centre for Rural and Remote Health and the College of Healthcare Sciences, James Cook University, are providing clinical/professional Supervisor Training for new supervisors. All three parts must be successfully completed in sequential order to receive a competency certificate.

Who are these workshops for?

This training utilises an interprofessional framework and is open to all allied health professionals providing professional/clinical supervision, who would like to develop competency in supervision of students or other health professionals.

This training have been approved by the Psychology Board of Australia for supervising Psychologists seeking to become Board-approved supervisors. More information for Psychologists can be found in the FAQs section.

Mode of delivery

Parts 1 and 3 are completed via online platforms.

Part 2 is either a two-day face-to-face skills workshop or 4 x 4-hour live VC sessions using Zoom (https://zoom.us/).

Dates/Availability of training

Part 1 will be available from July 2020. Access will be provided from this date and after payment is received.

Part 2 workshops will be available throughout the year. Please click on the “dates of training” box below to view available training.

Part 3 can be completed up to 3-months after completing Part 2. Your submission will be  graded and returned within 4-6 weeks after receipt.

TRAINING CALENDAR

Part 1: Knowledge Assessment

Part 1, the Knowledge assessment, will become available for completion in August 2020.
Overview

This Knowledge Assessment is the first stage of the three-part training program to become an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. The purpose of the online knowledge assessment is to provide you with the background theoretical and content knowledge required for you to be successful as a supervisor within the psychology supervision program. This is a foundation knowledge course that focuses on attaining minimum competency in supervision. The course is equal to 12 hours of active learning.

Teaching Methods and Evaluation

This is a self-directed online course that includes readings, reflections, videos and activities for six learning modules. You will be required to successfully complete a quiz at the end of each module. You will be able to sit the online assessment as many times as you need to reach a passing grade, but will need to complete Part 1 within 12 months of commencement. You will also be able to create your own personalised Supervisors Toolkit, an individualised resource that you can draw from as a new supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

Participants who successfully complete Part 1 will develop knowledge in these key competency areas:

  1. learning models and teaching engagement
  2. clinical supervision
  3. ethical, legal and organisational practice
  4. cultural and social diversity
  5. reflective practice and feedback
  6. evaluation and assessment of psychological competencies
Successful Completion

To successfully complete the Knowledge Assessment, you will need to:

  1. successfully completed each of the six modules in sequential order, including the successful completion of activities/quizzes
  2. successfully develop a supervisor's Toolkit

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Part 2: Skills Workshop

Overview

The purpose of the skills training is to integrate (and apply) the learning from the Knowledge Assessment in a supportive environment with peers using a skills development model. You will need to successfully complete the Knowledge Assessment before registering in this training workshop.

Teaching Methods and Evaluation

The Skills Training workshop is a 16 hour workshop that places an emphasis on skill development. It is delivered either as a two-day face-to-face workshop or 4 x 4-hour online live VC workshop. It will consist of a mix of didactic presentation, skills practice, role plays, case studies, and group discussions (small and large), and reflective activities. Part 1 must be successfully completed before you can participate in Part 2.

Learning Outcomes

Participants who successfully complete Part 2 will develop skills in these key competency areas:

  1. applying learning models and teaching engagement strategies
  2. the practice of clinical supervision
  3. supervising for ethical, legal and organisational practice
  4. supervising for cultural and social diversity
  5. supervising for reflective practice and giving and receiving feedback
  6. evaluation and assessment of psychological competencies
Successful Completion

To successfully complete the Part 2 Skills Training, you will need to:

  1. attend all sessions of the workshop, including completing refection tasks
  2. successfully complete your Supervisors Toolkit

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Part 3: Competency Assessment

Part 3, the Competency Assessment, will become available in September 2020.
Overview

The purpose of the Competency Assessment is to assess the knowledge and skills gained through completion of Part 1 and Part 2 of Full Training for New Supervisors. Supervisors will be assessed against the minimal level of skills and knowledge required to effectively supervise (i.e., minimum competency). As self-assessment of supervisory skills and reflective practice are important skills for a professional/clinical supervisor, emphasis is placed on the self-reflective component of this evaluation task.

Teaching Methods and Evaluation

This evaluation will consist of a video of a supervision session, with a self-evaluation and self-reflection task also being completed.

Learning Outcomes

Participants who successfully complete Part 2 will develop skills in these key competency areas:

  1. supervisory skills and knowledge through the submission of a video of a supervision session
  2. reflective practice through the submission of a self-assessment that includes a reflection on practice
Successful Completion

Evaluation will consist of a video of a supervision session, with a self-evaluation and self-reflection task also being completed. All components will be reviewed and assessed by an experienced supervisor.

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Full Training for New Supervisors Course Outline: Parts 1, 2 and 3

This course outline has been prepared by Dr Sharon Varela for the Centre for Rural and Remote Health and the College of Healthcare Sciences, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University. It was last updated 30 April 2020.

Course Outline

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