Clinical Supervision

As a Psychology Board of Australia’s approved supervisor, I supervise clinicians (psychologists and psychotherapists). Occasionally, I also supervise students (4+2 and 5+1 core competencies).

My supervision work is supervisee-centered, consultative, empowering, and culturally responsive.

I use adult learning principles that foster self-reflection, self-exploration, self-discovery, self-efficacy, enhanced capability, and competence.

My working style is caring, compassionate, educational, insightful, inspiring, and strengths based.

I am also a respectful and astute challenger.

Sebastian Salicru talking to a woman seeking clinical supervision
Sebastian Salicru on a black coat and red polo.

Supervision Models

I am able to work comfortably with, or integrate, any of the following supervision models:

  • Developmental Model for Supervision (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Integrated Developmental Model (IDM): Three Levels of Supervisee Development (1, 2 & 3)
  • Kagan’s Interpersonal Process Recall (Recall, Inquiry, Debrief)
  • Relational Matrix Model of Supervision (Context, Framing, Inter-connection): Self, Other, Situation (SOS) (Client, Supervisee, Supervisor)
  • Seven Eyed Model Lens (Focus on: supervisee; strategies/interventions; relationships; supervisee’s experience of the process; parallel process; supervisor’s experience and reflections; and wider context)
  • Supervision Triangle (Client-Topic, Practitioner, Relationship)
  • Three Ps of Supervision (Philosophy, Purpose and Process)

Regardless of the model used, I always incorporate the following core components, and offer the following variable/optional components, in my supervision work.

  • Core Components
  • Contract setting (roles, responsibilities, trouble-shooting)
  • Ethics (ethical continuum: issues to dilemmas)
  • Working alliance
  • Supervision frame
  • Supervision goals: strengths and needs
  • Feedback type (formative and/or summative)
  • Self-care and professional identity
  • Reflective practice
  • Evaluation
  • Reporting
  • Variable/Optional Components
  • Case presentations
  • Live supervision
  • Genograms
  • Notable incidents
  • Pleased platform (as developed by D. Hewson)
  • Readings
  • Role-plays
  • Observation methods
  • Small group discussions
  • Video-taped feedback techniques

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