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Full Supervisor Training for New Supervisors

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Pre-payment for all Full Training is now open. Part 1 will be available in June and is a prerequisite for Parts 2 & 3. Details about Part 2 workshops can be found on the Training Calendar page. Package deals are available and can be found on our payment site. The payment site also lists the current pricing for the Full Training. Email supervisortraining@jcu.edu.au if you have any questions about this training.  

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Part 1: Knowledge Assessment

General Information about Knowledge Assessment

Available mid-2020. Dates and costs will be released early 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 competency.

Teaching Methods and Evaluation

This is a self-directed online course that includes readings, reflections, videos and other visual content. 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. 

Learning Outcomes

On complete this course you will have developed:

  1. An understanding of supervision models, the role of the supervisor, and the skill-set required to become a successful supervisor.
  2. An understanding of reflective practice models and how to develop this skill in supervisees.
  3. An understanding of the core supervisor competencies and the knowledge base required to supervise psychologists:
  4. An understanding of professional practice as a supervisor, including standards, guidelines and policies that regulate the profession.
  5. Knowledge of your obligations as a supervisor, including mandatory reporting, managing conflicts of interest and other responsibilities.

Successful Completion

In order to successfully complete the Knowledge Assessment, you will be required to:

  • Complete the online course material
  • Complete the reflective tasks through a discussion forum
  • Achieve 80% online assessment for each topic area.

Part 2: Skills Training

General Information about Skills Training

Available mid-2020. Dates and Costs will be released early 2020

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 two-day face-to-face workshop that places an emphasis on skill development. It will consist of a mix of didactic presentation, role plays, peer learning, and group discussions (small and large). Reflection tasks will also be required to deepen the learning.

Learning Outcomes

On complete this course you will have developed:

  1. Skills in reflective practice and how to develop this skill in supervisees.
  2. Practical skills within the six core supervisor competencies required to supervise psychologists.
  3. Skills for professional practice as a supervisor, including skills to assess supervisee competencies across all pathways.
  4. Skills to meet your obligations as a supervisor, including tools and resources.

Successful Completion

In order to successfully complete the Skills Training, you will be required to:

  • Participate in the two-day Skills Training workshop
  • Complete reflective tasks.
  • Participate in role plays and provide feedback to other participants.

Part 3: Competency Assessment

General Information about Competency Assessment

Available mid-2020. Dates and Costs will be released early 2020

Overview

The purpose of the Competency Assessment is to assess the applied knowledge gained through completion of the Knowledge Assessment and the Skills Training. Supervisors will be assessed against the minimal level of skills and knowledge required to effectively supervise. As self-assessment of supervisory skills and reflective practice are important skills for a supervising psychologist, emphasis is placed on this in 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 complete this evaluation will:

  1. demonstrate competence in supervisory skills through the submission of a video of a supervision session.
  2. demonstrate competence in reflective practice through the submission of a self-assessment that includes a reflection on practice.

Requirements for completion of evaluation

In order to receive a pass for this course, you must:

  • Submit a video-taped session of you supervising another psychologist with the following documentation
    • A supervisee consent form.
    • Recording consent form.
    • Overview of background information (leading into current session), including length of supervisee-supervisor relationship, registration pathway, and supervisees progress in the registration program.
  • Complete the self-assessment of your supervisory skills in this demonstration.
  • Complete the self-reflection on your supervisory skills in this demonstration.
  • Be assessed as meeting the minimum standards to supervise other psychologists.

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