PsyBA-approved Masterclass - Clinical Supervision in Rural Settings

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Explore the challenges of clinical supervision in rural contexts.

Refresh your Board-approved Supervisor status by extending your skills in this course.


Key facts

Course category
Psychology, Counselling and Social Work, Psychology

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You must already have been approved by the Psychology Board of Australia as a Supervisor to apply for re-accreditation to maintain your status.
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Why this course?

Delivered fully online, this live webinar has been developed as part of a suite of Psychology Board of Australia-approved Masterclasses as refresher training that will allow you to maintain your status as a Board-approved Supervisor.  

Course content

This masterclass focuses on the challenges of undertaking clinical supervision in the rural context and how to manage boundaries.  


 Topics covered:

  • Delving into the challenges of clinical supervision in rural contexts
  • In-depth exploration of boundary theory and its implications for clinical supervision in rural settings
  • Develop skills, grounded in research, in the use of group supervision in rural settings (Gardner, M., McKinstry, C., & Perrin, B., 2021) and application of a Critical Reflective Process (Carroll, M., 2010)
  • Ethical decision making in resolving possible ethical dilemmas specific for rural settings.

Upon successful completion of the assessment, you may apply to the Psychology Board of Australia to maintain your supervisor status.  




You’ll learn:

After completing this course, you will have enhanced skills to apply in rural settings:


  • How to manage the challenges of clinical supervision 
  • Understanding boundary theory and its implications
  • Using group supervision practices and applying a Critical Reflective Process
  • Ethical decision making in resolving possible ethical dilemmas.

Your study experience

This 1-day competency based workshop will be delivered on scheduled dates fully online via La Trobe's Learning Management System (LMS).


The course has a total time commitment of 6 hours.


The assessment for this course is a multiple-choice quiz and the submission of reflections on vignettes discussed in the Masterclass.

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