The following information is provided for provisionally registered psychologists, counsellors, and registered psychologists who are considering clinical supervision with Jacques.
I am approved by the Psychologists Board of Australia to act as either the primary or secondary supervisor to provisionally registered psychologists. As I have a Clinical Psychology area of practice endorsement, I am also able to act as primary or secondary supervisor for clinical psychology registrars.
My first taste of supervising was in 2007, when I took on a relief supervising position at a community counselling organisation servicing young people (who were often in crisis, at high risk of harm, or presenting with complex mental health problems). I found that supervising was a great fit with my own style – a mix of teaching, listening, skill demonstration, and supporting. I loved it, and have been supervising since.
I have experience supervising a variety of supervisees and in a range of contexts. My experience includes:
- Currently employed part-time by a community counselling service, as a primary supervisor to clinical psychology students on placement
- Employed sessionally by Universities, to provide external supervision to 5+1 students on placement at LGBTIQ community services
- Private clinical supervisor to experienced psychologists seeking specific supervision for LGBTIQ clients or bariatric patients
- Private clinical supervisor to psychologists seeking supervision as part of their AHPRA undertakings
- Private clinical supervisor to counsellors seeking specific supervision for working with young people and families
- Involved in ongoing peer supervision with psychologists and psychiatrists working with gender-diverse children, adolescents and adults
- Involved in ongoing peer supervision with psychologists who see clients with eating disorder presentations
Supervision Style and Framework
Over a decade of supervising such a diverse mix of counsellors, trainees and psychologists has taught me the value of being able to tailor my style to meet the individual needs of each individual supervisee. When I supervise, I consider your:
- Level or stage of professional development
- Current and specific learning needs and goals
- Previous supervisory experiences – what’s worked and what you’ve found unhelpful
- Formal supervision requirements, such as those set out by your University, organisation or by the Psychologists Board of Australia
- The context in which you’re practicing or learning, and
- Who you are as a person, who I am as a person, and how we interact.
Irrespective of the above factors, you can count on me to start our working relationship with a clear, collaborative conversation about each of our roles and responsibilities, what we’re aiming to achieve through supervision, and how we can keep track of how it’s going along the way. Most sessions will begin with setting an agenda, and where possible, I’m happy to share resources with you that are relevant to your professional development.
My own practice framework consists mostly of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Person-Centred Therapy. I include process-oriented and experiential approaches in my supervision, and above all I would describe myself as respectful and collaborative.