Professional supervision is a critical element of any psychologist’s professional development and self care.
Cristian personally attends regular peer consultation with senior colleagues, and obtains individual clinical supervision regularly.
Cristian also attends regular professional development activities to keep up to date with research and the latest therapeutic developments. He always significantly exceeds the professional development requirements of the APS and PsyBA.
Cristian can be engaged to deliver clinical supervision to Provisional Psychologists (eg under the PsyBA’s 4 + 2 program or tertiary students) or registered psychologists seeking to apply for membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, or those seeking PsyBA Area of Practice Endorsement as a clinical psychologist. Cristian currently provides individual clinical supervision to a combination of experienced, senior psychologists, clinical registrars and provisional psychologists.
Supervision services are provided on a fee-for-service basis, and prospective supervisees are encouraged to discuss fees with Cristian at the initial contact.
Psychologists seeking supervision may contact Cristian directly by clicking here.
Before formally contracting to enter into any supervisory relationship, Cristian will meet with the prospective supervisee face to face to discuss a number of issues relevant to the supervisory process and ensure there is a good supervisor-supervisee fit.
It is critical to ascertain that Cristian is able meet your professional requirements and needs as a clinical supervisor prior to embarking on this very important relationship.
Information for prospective supervisees
Prospective Provisional Psychologists and Clinical Registrars should familiarise themselves with the relevant PsyBA documents below:
- PBA ‘Guidelines for 4+2 internship program provisional psychologists and supervisors’
- PBA ‘Guidelines on psychology Area of Practice Endorsements’
The following exerpt is from the PsyBA Guidelines on psychology Area of Practice Endorsements, and outlines the core competencies that must be attained by a Clinical Registrar during the course of their registrar program, and prior to applying for Area of Practice Endorsement.
3.1.3 Core competencies
For a registrar seeking area of practice endorsement, the candidate must be able to demonstrate that the core competencies relevant to the area of practice, as described in the following sections, have been met at a level consistent with the depth and expertise expected of an entry-level endorsed practitioner, following a period of postgraduate and applied registrar training. The specific competencies for each of the areas of practice are detailed in Attachment B — Area of practice endorsements competencies.
a) knowledge of the discipline, including:
i) psychological theories and models
ii) the empirical evidence for the theories and models, and
iii) the major methods of enquiry
b) ethical, legal and professional matters, including detailed knowledge and understanding of ethical, legal and professional issues relevant to the area of practice
c) psychological assessment and measurement relevant to the area of practice
d) intervention strategies relevant to the area of practice
e) research and evaluation, including the systematic identification, critical appraisal and application of relevant research evidence
f) communication and interpersonal relationships, including the ability to communicate in written and oral form from a psychological perspective in a style appropriate to a variety of different audiences, and to interact professionally with a wide range of client groups and other professionals
g) working within a cross-cultural context, including demonstrating core capabilities to adequately practise with clients from cultures and lifestyles different from the psychologist’s own (these include issues relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, issues of lifestyle diversity including gender equity, sexual orientation and mixed families, and issues to do with migration, ethnic identity, and cross-generational cultural factors) and
h) practice across the lifespan, which involves demonstrating the core competencies with clients in childhood, adolescence, adulthood and late adulthood as relevant to the area of practice in the context in which the psychologist works.
During the course of the registrar program, regular assessment of these competencies must be made and comments included on the six-monthly progress reports (Form PREA-76). At the conclusion of the registrar program a final assessment of competencies must be included.