Professional Supervision

Amy is a Board Certified Supervisor for Intern Psychologists seeking a primary or secondary supervisor through the 4+2 or 5+1 pathway. She offers individual and group clinical supervision and mentoring to psychologists and counsellors. She has over 20 years experience as a psychologist.  She has been in private practice since 2013 and worked in government and non-government agencies with clients across the lifespan. She sees clients under Mental Health Care Plans, Work Cover, NDIS, Private Health, Employee Assistance Programs and Insurance. Her areas of interest include:

  • Generalist child, adolescent, adult and family counselling
  • Child sexual assault – children, adolescents and adult survivors
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Attachment
  • Vicarious trauma and the impact of trauma on therapists and other professionals
  • Organisational issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Grief and loss

Amy’s approach is holistic and client-centred. She believes that the relationship between client and therapist is pivotal in the healing process. Amy draws from a wide range of techniques and approaches in her work, particularly:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution focused and systems therapies
  • Neuro-linguistic programming
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Play and art therapies
  • Process oriented therapy
  • Trauma focused therapies
  • Somatic therapies
  • Schema Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Group Supervision Sessions

Amy is currently running group supervision sessions via video conference on Friday afternoons for Intern Psychologists. This is an excellent way to obtain your supervision hours at a more affordable price. Cost per participant is $100 for a 2hr group supervision session with a maximum of 5 participants. Additional sessions can be organised upon request. Topics include:

  • Assessments – Including PAI (Personality Assessment Inventory), DASS (Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale), K-10 (Kessler Psychological Distress Scale), SDQ (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire) and PCL-5 (PTSD Checklist).
  • Initial Sessions – What information should I be collecting in my first session, how to manage time, how to maximise the likelihood my client will return, consent issues.
  • Case Conceptualisation – Identifying goals, case planning, which therapy model and strategies to use, diagnosis.
  • Trauma – working from a trauma informed approach, stages of trauma therapy
  • Case Presentations – sharing cases with the group and having the opportunity to get ideas for your case as well as learn from other participants cases.
  • Record Keeping – How much to write in your notes, consent issues, subpoena’s, requests for notes, storing your notes.
  • Building a Toolbox of Resources – Developing specific tools and strategies for different client presentations and age groups.
  • Across the Lifespan – Exploring issues that are specific to different age groups and working with clients across the lifespan.
  • Ethical Dilemmas – Discussing common ethical dilemmas, issues of confidentiality
  • Suicide – Conducting risk assessments, safety and confidentiality issues, crisis management.

Sessions can be booked online through the booking button on this website or by contacting Amy on 3472 5061 or via the contact page. Amy will need to be added as a secondary supervisor to enable the hours to be included in your internship supervision hours.