Professional & Clinical Supervision

Cairnmillar offers supervision to registered psychologists and other allied health professionals working in the mental health field. Our supervision is delivered by Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) approved registered psychologists, in line with the PsyBA's competency framework.

Supervision sessions can have a diverse focus, from clinical case formulation to building specific clinical skills for your practice. Supervision also provides space for reflective practice and development of self-care strategies to assist your career as a psychologist or allied health professional.

You can find a full list of Cairnmillar's board-approved supervisor profiles below.

We can provide ongoing or single-session supervision, depending on your needs. Please contact our clinic team at clinic@cairnmillar.org.au or on 1800 391 393 to request an appointment.

FAQs

Group sessions are available to teams of wellbeing/mental health professionals, to provide the opportunity for structured and confidential facilitated clinical support.

Group supervision augments existing professional supports and helps individuals within the group to feel confident, valued and acknowledged for the important work they do. These sessions are designed to provide a safe and supportive environment to debrief and reflect on individual cases and practice issues. They can help to identify, manage and prevent work stressors before they start to negatively impact on the group's work.

Please note: group sessions are not therapeutically focused and do not provide treatment for ongoing personal mental health issues or critical incident management. For clinical groups, please see our Groups and Programs page.

Group supervision may focus on:

  • Enhanced wellbeing
  • Sharing experiences with others
  • Increased motivation & job satisfaction
  • Managing aspects of the MHP role
  • Strategies to prevent burnout and vicarious trauma
  • Managing clinical caseload
  • Safe space to debrief
  • Identifying areas for growth and development
  • Enhancement of clinical skills
  • Reflective practice

Group supervision is charged at $375 plus GST per hour. Please contact our clinic team at clinic@cairnmillar.org.au or 1800 391 393 for more information.

Critical incident debriefing is open to all types of teams that may have been exposed to a difficult and potentially traumatising situation or experience.

Group critical incident debriefing can serve an integral part in normalising responses and assisting a team with co-operative response to difficult situations that can result in vicarious trauma.

Group supervision or group debriefing facilitates the following for group members:

  1. To provide support (restorative) that focuses on emotional needs. This would include debriefing, offloading, encouragement, celebrating successes, specific case discussion and communication. Allowing for development of understanding.
  2. To be formative and focus on developing knowledge, skills, goal setting, reflection, and challenging or extending ideas. This type of supervision can include supporting developing psychologically safe team communication.

Debriefing services are delivered face to face by one of Cairnmillar's board-approved supervisors. Once a group supervisor is allocated, this will remain the ongoing group supervisor unless a change is requested.

Group debriefing is charged at $375 plus GST per hour. Please contact our clinic team at clinic@cairnmillar.org.au or 1800 391 393 for more information.

For those seeking board-approved supervisor training, please visit our Professional Development & Training page.

Yes, our board-approved supervisors can provide clinical supervision to registered psychologists completing a PsyBA registrar program.

This is charged at our current supervision rate. See Fees & Rebates for more information.

Supervision with a board-approved supervisor is charged at $220 (incl. GST) per hour.

See our Fees & Rebates page for further information, including the Cairnmillar Clinic's cancellation policy

Clinicians

Anita Gupta

Anita works with people across the lifespan, with a special interest in children and parents and is experienced in assisting with a range of concerns.

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Dr James Donnelly

Dr Donnelly earned his Master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Human Development with extensive training in psychotherapy, developmental disabilities, dementia and neuropsychology at Vanderbilt University.

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Dr Jennifer Baxter

Jennifer aims to develop a warm and genuine therapeutic relationship with her clients. She takes a client-centred approach in helping individuals work toward their goals.

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Dr Joseph Sakdalan

Dr Joseph Sakdalan is an AHPRA Registered Psychologist with endorsements in clinical psychology, counselling psychology and clinical neuropsychology. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists.

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Dr Karen Hendricks

Dr Karen Hendricks is a clinical psychologist who has worked with clients in a broad range of settings including public mental health, psycho-oncology, and private practice.

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Dr Melissa Siu

Melissa has worked in both public hospital and private practice settings for over 20 years.  She enjoys working with individuals and conducting group therapy.

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Dr Michael Clarke

Michael is a Clinical Psychologist with a commitment to helping people find contentment and happiness within themselves. Michael is compassionate and understanding and is very supportive of his clients.

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Dr Tanya Osicka

Dr Tanya Osicka is an AHPRA registered psychologist with an endorsement in Health Psychology. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Fellow of the Fellow of the APS College of Health Psychologists.

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Elise Wald

Elise is the Director of the Cairnmillar Institute’s Clinics. She is client-centered in her approach and uses a strengths based, mindful and neuro-biology framework that is solution focused and requires creative intuitiveness within evidence-based theories.

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Kate Crosher

Kate is an Educational & Developmental Psychologist who works with children, adolescents, their families, and teachers, as well as young adults to build their capacity to engage in education and manage their mental health and wellbeing

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Mandy Taylor

Mandy Taylor is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience working with adults, and with children, young people and their families. She enjoys working collaboratively with people of all ages, backgrounds, and orientation.

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Michelle Doolan

Michelle is a Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Family Therapist who works with children, adults, couples, and families.  Michelle tailors her approach and supports clients to connect with their strengths as they work towards their goals.

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Neil Wilson

Neil is an experienced psychologist who has worked in clinical and private settings over the past decade. He works collaboratively with his clients to create realistic goals for treatment.

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Stacey Freebody

Stacey is a psychologist with professional passions across developmental research and teaching, as well the applied clinical support of her child clients and their families.

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Stefan Shepherd

Stefan has experience and interest in working with older adolescents and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties and severity.

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