The program will address Psychology Board of Australia’s Registrar Requirements through the provision of clinical supervision and monthly reading groups / workshops.
Individually tailored learning contracts, informed by psychodynamic principles and practices, will follow a sequential structure covering generic therapeutic competencies, basic dynamic competencies, specific dynamic techniques, and problem-specific competencies or adaptations (e.g. working with more complex mental health issues).
During your registrar program, you will be engaged in:
1. Psychological Practice. This core component involves clinical practice comprising psychological assessment, clinical formulation, and psychotherapy. These capabilities are supported by developing skills in written communication and record keeping, liaising with other professionals, engaging in consultation services and program development.
2. Individual Supervision. Registrars participate in regular (weekly) meetings with their primary supervisor. This core component involves collaboration in identifying competency-based goals and objectives consistent with the requirements for practice endorsement.
Up to 20 hrs supervision may be gained through group supervision over the course of the program. The program is designed to provide you with 80 hrs of Board approved supervision.
3. Professional Development including Workshops (RELATE) and Reading Groups. This component involves structured learning activities which contribute to the candidate’s psychological knowledge. Activities involving online and face-to-face workshop experiences will contribute to the development of a practice framework consistent with the aims of the program.
The aim of the workshops may include development of theory, self-awareness in practice, and currency in research relevant to clinical practice. The contribution of peer learning will be privileged.
Complete details on the requirements of the psychology registrar program can be found at:
While participating in one’s own individual therapy is not part of the program, participants will be encouraged to engage in their own therapy as part of their professional and personal development.
Drawing upon Feedback Informed Therapy Principles
Feedback is a useful mechanism for enhancing therapy and registrar learning. As part of a process of feedback-informed therapy, registrars will be encouraged to participate in a feedback-informed methodology suitable to their therapeutic approach.
Psychology Practice Managers and Psychologists seeking supervision with members of the Consortium
The program has been designed as a structured learning program which may be made available to practices who may like to outsource their training and supervision of registrars. Similarly, the program addresses the CPD requirements of registrars and allied staff.
Psychologists being supervised by members of the Consortium as part of their PD activities will have access to all professional development seminars associated with the program.
The program comprises of x4 - 8 week modules, each year, over two years.
Costing details can be found here:
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