For Provisional Psychologists on the 4 + 2 Pathway, 5 + 1 Pathway, Clinical Registrars and Early Career Psychologists in Australia

Brain Training Australia offers a range of online group supervision services to meet the requirements of Provisional Psychologists undertaking:

  • 4 + 2 provisional psychologist pathway
  • 5 + 1 provisional psychologist pathway
  • clinical psychology registrars seeking endorsement
  • early career psychologists and health practitioners for CPD purposes

Our online group supervision services are available Australia-wide and allows for a cost-effective and efficient way to meet supervision requirements and an opportunity for you to connect and network with other Provisional Psychologists. We are passionate about providing a nurturing learning experience where psychologists are supported to learn and grow into the profession. 

Our online group supervision is delivered during business hours, primarily aimed at lunch periods, so as not to eat into early career psychologists’ personal time.

If you sign up for a group session and, for whatever reason, are unable to attend, we will provide you with a copy of the presentation slides and handout materials from the supervision session within 48 hours of the session date and time, which you can instead count as Professional Development hours instead. 

Online Group Supervision

Capped at 5 participants in line with AHRPA requirements.

If you are interested, we encourage booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

What topics are covered?

Our group supervision services are delivered 100% online and aimed at Early Career Psychologists who seek an introduction to evidence-based assessment and intervention modalities. 

Upcoming sessions are highlighted below.  Should you wish to attend, BOOK ONLINE NOW, as groups are limited to a maximum of 5 participants in line with AHRPA requirements.

As all group Supervision sessions are 2 hours in duration.  Our group supervision sessions serve as an educational exploration of the subjects presented and as an introduction to various topics only, and we encourage participants to access one day, two day or longer skills building professional development workshops to explore the topics further to gain proficiency. 

Upcoming Topics

Topic: Essentials of Motivational Interviewing (MI) – 2 Hr Session

Next Session: Monday 18th March 2024

Time: 12-2pm (Sydney Melbourne time), 9-11am (Perth), 11.30am-1.30pm (Adelaide), 11am-1pm (Brisbane)

Location: Delivered 100% online via zoom, participants are sent a link to attend closer to the date.

Duration: Two Hour Session.  The first hour is an educational seminar; second hour is a roundtable discussion and exploration of clinical applications.

Content Overview

  1. What is MI?
    1.1. History: origin and development
  2. Fundamental Principles of Motivational Interviewing [RULE]
    2.1. Resist the righting reflex
      2.2. Understand the patient’s own motivation
      2.3. Listen with empathy
      2.4. Empower the patient
  3. Four further principles of motivational interviewing
      3.1. Express empathy
      3.2. Develop discrepancy
      3.3. Roll with resistance
      3.4. Support self-efficacy
  1. Motivational interviewing in practice
    4.1. Phase 1: Building motivation to change [OARS]
    4.1.1. Open-ended questions
      4.1.2. Affirmations
      4.1.3. Reflections
      4.1.4. Summarising
      4.2. Phase 2: Strengthening commitment to change
  2. Specific Motivational Interviewing Techniques and Strategies
    5.1. Open questions
    5.2. Reflective listening
      5.3. Positive restructuring
      5.4. Summarize
      5.5. Encouraging self-motivation phrases
  3. Applications and effectiveness of MI
  4. Why does MI work?

Conclusion

Q & A

References

We encourage interested attendees to reserve their spot as soon as possible as groups are limited to 5 participants maximum in line with AHRPA requirements.

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Topic: Understanding Psychological Interventions: essentials of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – 2 Hr Session

Next Session: Wednesday 27th March 2024

Time: 12-2pm (Sydney Melbourne time), 9-11am (Perth), 11.30am-1.30pm (Adelaide), 11am-1pm (Brisbane)

Location: Delivered 100% online via zoom, participants are sent a link to attend closer to the date.

Duration: Two Hour Session.  The first hour is an educational seminar; second hour is a roundtable discussion and exploration of clinical applications.

Content Overview

1. What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?
1.1. Origin and history of ACT
1.2. Theoretical foundations: model of the mind and basic assumptions
1.3. What does ACT seek?
1.4. Difference with other cognitive-behavioural therapies
2. The ACT Principles
2.1. Values
2.2. Commitment or Committed Action
2.3. Cognitive Defusion
2.4. Self-as-Context
2.5. Acceptance
2.6. Psychological flexibility
3. ACT Evidence and Applications
3.1. Depression
3.2. Depression and anxiety
3.3. Eating disorder
3.4. Panic Disorder
3.5. Social phobia
3.6. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
3.7. Substance abuse
3.8. Borderline Personality Disorder
Conclusion
Learning Consolidation Activity
Q & A
References

Second Hour: Roundtable Discussion on Clinical Applications.

We encourage interested attendees to reserve their spot as soon as possible as groups are limited to 5 participants maximum in line with AHRPA requirements.

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Topic: Essentials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – 2 Hr Session

Next Session: Friday 12th April 2024

Time: 12-2pm (Sydney Melbourne time), 9-11am (Perth), 11.30am-1.30pm (Adelaide), 11am-1pm (Brisbane)

Location: Delivered 100% online via zoom, participants are sent a link to attend closer to the date.

Duration: Two Hour Session.  The first hour is an educational seminar; second hour is a roundtable discussion and exploration of clinical applications.

Content Overview

1st Hour: Education Seminar – Content Overview
1. What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?
1.1. Origin and history of CBT
2. Foundations of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
2.1. Some fundamental principles of CBT
2.2. Relationship between thoughts, emotions and behaviors
2.3. Cognitive conceptualization and automatic thoughts
3. Components of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
3.1. Cognitive Distortions
3.2. Cognitive restructuring
3.2.1. Cognitive restructuring: A-B-C model
3.3. Identification of automatic thoughts
3.4. Questioning of maladaptive cognitions
4. Applications and effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
5. Why choose CBT?
Conclusion
Q & A
References

Second Hour: Roundtable Discussion on Clinical Applications.

Conclusion

Q & A

References

We encourage interested attendees to reserve their spot as soon as possible as groups are limited to 5 participants maximum in line with AHRPA requirements.

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Topic: Essentials of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) – 2 Hours

Next Session: Monday 15th April 2024

Time: 12-2pm (Sydney Melbourne time), 9-11am (Perth), 11.30am-1.30pm (Adelaide), 11am-1pm (Brisbane)

Location: Delivered 100% online via zoom, participants are sent a link to attend closer to the date.

Duration: Two Hour Session.  The first hour is an educational seminar; second hour is a roundtable discussion and exploration of clinical applications.

Content Overview

1. Introduction to EMDR

1.1 Definition and origin of EMDR
1.2 EMDR Technique
1.3 Principles and theory behind EMDR
1.4 Efficacy and applications of EMDR in psychotherapy
2. EMDR Fundamentals
2.1. Effects of trauma on the brain
2.2. Traumatic Information Processing Theory
2.3. What is desensitization and how is it applied in the context of EMDR? 
3. Eye Movement Processing
3.1. Explanation of the eye movement process in EMDR
3.1.1. Bilateral stimulation 
4. Phases of EMDR application 
5. Uses of EMDR in various disorders
6. Considerations for the application of EMDR
6.1. Risks associated with the use of EMDR
Conclusion
Q & A
References
 

Second Hour: Roundtable Discussion on Clinical Applications.

We encourage interested attendees to reserve their spot as soon as possible as groups are limited to 5 participants maximum in line with AHRPA requirements.

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Topic: Understanding Psychological Interventions: essentials of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Next Session: Monday 29th April 2024

Time: 12-2pm (Sydney Melbourne time), 9-11am (Perth), 11.30am-1.30pm (Adelaide), 11am-1pm (Brisbane)

Location: Delivered 100% online via zoom, participants are sent a link to attend closer to the date.

Duration: Two Hour Session.  The first hour is an educational seminar; second hour is a roundtable discussion and exploration of clinical applications.

Content Overview

1. What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?
1.1. Origin and history of ACT
1.2. Theoretical foundations: model of the mind and basic assumptions
1.3. What does ACT seek?
1.4. Difference with other cognitive-behavioural therapies
2. The ACT Principles
2.1. Values
2.2. Commitment or Committed Action
2.3. Cognitive Defusion
2.4. Self-as-Context
2.5. Acceptance
2.6. Psychological flexibility
3. ACT Evidence and Applications
3.1. Depression
3.2. Depression and anxiety
3.3. Eating disorder
3.4. Panic Disorder
3.5. Social phobia
3.6. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
3.7. Substance abuse
3.8. Borderline Personality Disorder
Conclusion
Learning Consolidation Activity
Q & A
References

Second Hour: Roundtable Discussion on Clinical Applications.

We encourage interested attendees to reserve their spot as soon as possible as groups are limited to 5 participants maximum in line with AHRPA requirements.

BOOK ONLINE NOW

Topic: Essentials of Motivational Interviewing  – 2 Hr Session

Next Session: Wednesday 1st May 2024

Time: 12-2pm (Sydney Melbourne time), 9-11am (Perth), 11.30am-1.30pm (Adelaide), 11am-1pm (Brisbane)

Location: Delivered 100% online via zoom, participants are sent a link to attend closer to the date.

Duration: Two Hour Session.  The first hour is an educational seminar; second hour is a roundtable discussion and exploration of clinical applications.

Content Overview

  1. What is MI?
    1.1. History: origin and development
  2. Fundamental Principles of Motivational Interviewing [RULE]
    2.1. Resist the righting reflex
      2.2. Understand the patient’s own motivation
      2.3. Listen with empathy
      2.4. Empower the patient
  3. Four further principles of motivational interviewing
      3.1. Express empathy
      3.2. Develop discrepancy
      3.3. Roll with resistance
      3.4. Support self-efficacy
  1. Motivational interviewing in practice
    4.1. Phase 1: Building motivation to change [OARS]
    4.1.1. Open-ended questions
      4.1.2. Affirmations
      4.1.3. Reflections
      4.1.4. Summarising
      4.2. Phase 2: Strengthening commitment to change
  2. Specific Motivational Interviewing Techniques and Strategies
    5.1. Open questions
    5.2. Reflective listening
      5.3. Positive restructuring
      5.4. Summarize
      5.5. Encouraging self-motivation phrases
  3. Applications and effectiveness of MI
  4. Why does MI work?

Conclusion

Q & A

References

We encourage interested attendees to reserve their spot as soon as possible as groups are limited to 5 participants maximum in line with AHRPA requirements.

BOOK ONLINE NOW

These dates will be announced in March/ Arpil 2024.

Fees

  • Group Supervision is a more cost effective way to access Supervision which we charge $100 + GST / per hour. 
  • Please note that all Group Supervision sessions are 2 hour sessions.

For all Group Supervision sessions with us, payment is required at booking time in advance of the session to secure your spot.  

We encourage interested attendees to reserve their spot as soon as possible as groups are limited to 5 participants maximum in line with AHRPA requirements.

How many hours do you need?

  • 5 + 1 Provisional Psychologists are permitted to have 30 hours group supervision (that is the equivalent to 15 group supervision sessions)
  • 4 + 2 Provisional Psychologists are permitted to have 80 hours group supervision (that is the equivalent to 40 group supervision sessions)
If you are interested in us helping you to plan your group supervision sessions for the coming year, drop us a message and we can help organise and plan that for you.

How do I get started?

To count your group supervision hours towards your internship plan, your first step is to add one of our supervisors to your internship plan as a Secondary Supervisor. We can help you do that.

We have two Board Approved Supervisors on our team – Kristie Clarke and Dean Smith – both run all of our online group supervision services.

When you book in for a specific Group Supervision session, you automatically get a copy of the letter that you need to add that supervisor who is running the session, to you internship plan.

You can add a secondary supervisor by submitting a formal letter to AHPRA via the online upload services.  The letter will need to outline the name and registration number of your new secondary supervisor (Kristie or Dean) and it must be signed by your Primary Supervisor.

To make your life a little easier (and we understand how demanding provisional psychologist internships can be!) we have done some of the work for you so you will only need to complete three simple steps:

1. Once you book in for any of our Group Supervision sessions, you automatically receive a booking confirmation email and within that, a link to complete a “Add a Secondary Supervisor Form.” Just pop in your details and when you click submit, you recieve a copy of the letter that AHPRA requires will be sent to your email.  

2. Email this letter to your Primary Supervisor for signing.

3. Submit the signed version to AHRPA. 

It really is that simple and straightforward.  

For Professional Development only?

If you are just wanting to access these sessions for Professional Development hours then you don’t need to go through the adding Krisite or Dean as a secondary process and you can just book in for your session and attend.  

We send you the session content including the presentation slides and handouts so you can review in your own time, at your own pace.

How do I book in?

Secure your place at one of our Group Supervision sessions by using the BOOK ONLINE option below and selecting GROUP SESSIONS.

We look forward to seeing you there!