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Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision is a process which supports practitioners to provide a higher quality, more confident and best tailored services to people you work with. Professional supervision provides an opportunity for workers to reflect on their practice. We provide clinical supervision for individuals, small groups and teams. 

We specialise in clinical supervision in the West for allied health professionals such as social workers and community services workers as well as for alcohol and other drug workers, counsellors and welfare workers.

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Benefits of Clinical Supervision

Reflective practice is the essence of clinical supervision. We use reflective practice to get to the core of what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. Reflective practice is incredibly important in a worker or clinician's practice as it allows professionals to grow, to change and to adapt their practice as necessary to meet the needs of people they work with (both colleagues and service participants). 

Reflective practice means exploring your own thoughts in relation to the people that you work with and the work that you are doing. It means choosing self-awareness whilst continuing to engage in curiosity and openess. It also involves understanding your own capacities and capabilities as well as those of the people you work with. The core focus of the clinical supervision we offer is reflective practice.

Clinical supervision can help reduce work stress and burnout by providing support for staff through therapeutic tools, debriefing and stress management tools. Supervision may also provide opportunities for professional development, reducing work-related burnout, skill enhancement, identifying new ways of working with people, validating existing clinical skills, and increasing job satisfaction.

At The Iceberg Foundation, we use an intersectional lens to support clinicians to partner with victims and survivors of family violence, meaningfully acknowledge the contributing factors to people's circumstances at a micro, meso and macro levels and most importantly, find awe again in the people that they work with in order to bring a strenghts based rather than a deficit based approach to supporting service participants.

 

  Although definitions between workplaces differ, in general, clinical supervision means:

  • Quality assurance and clinical safety.

  • A method of improving clinical practice, which involves the worker learning new skills, problem solving effectively, and obtaining suggestions for improving practice.

  • Professional support.

  • Workforce development.

 Clinical superivison can provide you with:

  • A safe, non-judgmental & compassionate debriefing space

  • Emotional support 

  • Case conceptualisation and case discussion 

  • Discuss ethical dilemmas and organisational challenge

  • Linking with relevant specialist service providers Reflective practice

  • Shared knowledge and experience relevant to practice

  • Skills based learning , supporting workers to identify skills that they wish to focus on (similar to a training workshop format)

  • Linking theory to practice

  • Opportunities to debrief critical incidents, support to deal with traumatic issues in the workplace

  • Space to explore professional issues such as career direction, expansion of your skill base, further study possibilities, current training opportunities, etc.

Delivery Modes and Settings

We can provide:

  • One-to-one, in person sessions at your organisation or at our offices

  • Online individual supervision

  • In-person group supervision sessions in workplaces or organisations

  • Online group supervision sessions

  • Telephone supervision sessions

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