UNSW Forensic Psychology Clinic

Supervisor Training

Psychology Board of Australia – Supervisor Training

Since 2013, the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) has required psychologists who provide supervision to provisional and registered psychologists to be accredited through approved supervision training (parts 1 to 3), and that this skillset is maintained through regular approved training (masterclasses).

Psychologists who wish to become a PsyBA-approved supervisor need to meet eligibility criteria (see PsyBA website for further information) and go through the Full Supervisor Training, which consists of three parts: 1) Knowledge assessment; 2) Skills training workshop; and 3) Competency-based assessment and evaluation. Psychologists who are already PsyBA-approved supervisors need to attend at least one Master Classes every 5 years to maintain their PsyBA approved supervisor status.

Part 1 – Knowledge Assessment. UNSW Forensic Psychology Clinic does not provide part one of the supervision training model (please see this link for other AHPRA accredited trainers who provide part one training).

Part 2 - Skills Training Workshop (Prerequisite – completion of Part 1: Knowledge Assessment)

  • Can be provided (currently) online or in person
  • Two day workshop encompassing lecture, demonstration and role play of key skills in competency based supervision
  • Builds on information provided in part one online training
  • Provision of skills around the supervision process including understanding the competency model of supervision, the components of effective supervision (preparation of a supervision contracts and learning plans, provision of effective feedback, dealing with supervision problems and management of the supervision process).
  • Preparation for the evaluation process (Part 3)

Part 3 - Competency-based Assessment and Evaluation (Prerequisite – completion of Part 2: Skills Training Workshop)

  • Agenda driven supervision video, where specific competency model based skills are demonstrated.

Supervision Master Classes. Accredited supervisors are required to attend a one day workshop every five years to maintain their status. (Supervisors can also attend a two day part 2 training if desired). The masterclasses we provide include:

  • Masterclass 1 – Providing Effective Feedback – through lecture, demonstration (live and through video presentation) and practice, this workshop will focus on identifying how to most effectively provide (and receive) feedback within the supervisory process.
  • Masterclass 2 – Review of Supervision Practices and Principles – a one day summary of the two day part 2 training – aimed at those psychologists who became supervisors without having done supervisory training or want a refresher.
  • Masterclass 3 – Using Purposeful and Deliberate Practice in Supervision – This masterclass will outline what Deliberate Practice is (how psychologists can use purposeful and systemic practice to build their skills and psychological capacity), and how as a supervisor you can enhance your supervision skills by using Deliberate Practice as a part of your toolkit.

The supervision training provided focuses on supervisors who are intending on providing supervision for higher placement or endorsement supervision. Some training are subsidised if you are able to provide higher education placements for students who are in UNSW Psychology Master of Psychology (Forensic or Clinical) programs – please contact Anita McGregor at amcgregor@unsw.edu.au (forensic program) or Chien Gooi (c.gooi@unsw.edu.au in the clinical program) if you believe you may qualify for the subsidy prior to registration. Only one subsidy ‘voucher’ per individual will be provided in a calendar year (i.e., if a subsidized participant needs to cancel, they will need to wait until the following calendar year to register for another subsidized spot).

Additionally, if you represent a group of psychologists from a particular area, and prefer a more focused training or have any general queries about the training provided by the UNSW Forensic Psychology Clinic, please contact Anita McGregor at amcgregor@unsw.edu.au for further information.

All training provided in Sydney at the UNSW Kensington Campus (unless otherwise organized or noted). Online training has been approved by PsyBA currently due to COVID-19 concerns but may be discontinued – we will notify registrants of any changes. Notification of confirmation of class location, timing (usually 9am to 5pm) and other directions will be provided one to two weeks prior to the workshop. We reserve the right to cancel class due to lack of participants or to other reasonable issues. 

For enquiries, please contact

ufpc@unsw.edu.au

PART 1
Not provided

PART 2


Two Day Skills Training Workshop – maximum 12 participants: ($700) – no lunch or coffee provided. Workshops run 9am to 5pm

Date(s)

Delivery method

Registration

23 & 24 Mar, 2023

In-person

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25 & 26 May, 2023

In-person

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14 & 15 Sep, 2023

In-person

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PART 3


Competency-based Assessment and Evaluation: ($350)


Click here to register - email amcgregor@unsw.edu.au after registration to obtain instructions on submitting video recordings and reflections for assessment and evaluation.


Master Class – maximum 20 participants: ($450) – no lunch or coffee provided. Workshops run 9am to 5pm

Date(s)

Delivery method

Registration

7 Mar, 2023 – Masterclass 1
Review of Basics

Online

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17 Mar, 2023 – Masterclass 3
Using Deliberate Practice in Supervision

In-person

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19 Mar, 2023 – Masterclass 2
Providing Effective Feedback

Online

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