Supervision

Supervision refers to a structured process of professional support between a supervisor and supervisee with the aim of helping a supervisee to:

  • present, discuss, understand and respond to or manage issues related to their particular professional practice contexts, and/or,
  • develop capabilities for supporting their professional practice.

Facilitated discussions in supervision help supervisees to gain new insights, different perspectives and develop knowledge and skills that are relevant to their professional roles and responsibilities.

The supervision process emphasises professional guidance, support and development.

Individual or group supervision

Supervision can take a variety of forms, including individual or group (for two or more people).

Theoretical perspectives and approaches

At Transformative Psychology supervision is informed by a range of theoretical perspectives and approaches, and by the training, capabilities and professional experience of the supervisor.

Supervisees’ expectations (individual or group), including their particular supervision needs, goals and preferred outcomes, also inform the supervision approach offered and how the process unfolds.

Other supervision considerations include the knowledge, experience and expectations of the supervisee or group, the individual’s or group’s professional practice context and client groups, and the parameters of the supervision relationship and agreements.

Charles Thermos’ approach to supervision draws on the following theoretical perspectives and approaches, working with the supervisee’s preferred orientations:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Systemic and Family Therapy

Charles has extensive experience in supervising health professionals. He is an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)

Who is supervision provided to?
  • psychologists
  • counsellors
  • psychotherapists
  • other health professionals (e.g. general practitioners, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists).
Supervision structure and options

Supervision at Transformative Psychology is typically comprised of the following phases:

(1) needs assessment / goal clarification phase
(2) an initial contracting and planning phase
(3) ‘the work’ phase
(4) a review and evaluation phase

Support and feedback are provided throughout the supervision process.

Supervision frequency, duration and delivery methods

Consultations can be weekly, every 2-3 weeks, monthly or as required. Preferred timeframes and frequency of consultations are determined by the supervisee or group with guidance from the supervisor.

Consultations are generally for 60 or 90 minutes, depending on the supervisee’s or group’s preference,

Supervision can be face-to-face, by telephone or Skype, or at a supervisee’s or group’s workplace (a travel fee will apply).

Supervision consultation fees

For individual supervision consultation fees Professional Services Fees – March 2019

Arrangements and fees for group supervision consultations are negotiated between the supervisor and group, depending on the number of supervisees, length of consultations, and supervision delivery location.

Further information

If you are interested in further information about how Transformative Psychology can support your supervision needs please contact Charles Thermos on 0438 055 565 or charles@transformativepsychology.com.au

Other services and programs for health professionals

Transformative Psychology offers a range of other services and programs specifically for health professionals, including:

  • Mindfulness, resilience and wellness programs
  • Professional learning and development programs or seminars
  • Professional coaching

These services and programs are tailored to the needs of an individual or group.

Charles Thermos has many years of experience working with health professionals, including within the health sector, understanding their unique needs, concerns, challenges and aspirations.

Further information

If you are interested in further information about how Transformative Psychology can support your learning needs please contact Charles Thermos on 0438 055 565 or charles@transformativepsychology.com.au