Supervisor training for psychologists

Deakin University is approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a provider of supervisor training.

Deakin's supervisor training program

We offer a state-of-the-art, competency-based full training program, as well as master classes, designed in accordance with the training framework and standards of the Board and as specified in the Psychology Board of Australia's 'Guidelines for supervisors and supervisor training providers'.

This program is designed to meet the needs of registered psychologists who seek or wish to retain supervisor endorsement for supervising:

  • higher degree practicum placements
  • registrar program leading to endorsement in Clinical, Health, Forensic, and Organisational areas of practice
  • 4+2 internship program
  • 5+1 internship program
  • the re-entry program after a period of not practising (see Policy for recency of practice), and
  • the transitional program for overseas qualified applicants.

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Are you eligible to enrol?

Psychologists are eligible to enrol in the full training program if they are one (or more) of the following:

  • a fully registered psychologist (of at least three years) who wishes to supervise colleagues and/or provisional psychologists undertaking the internship program.
  • a psychologist who has held an area of practice endorsement for at least two years and who wishes to supervise provisional psychologists undertaking postgraduate professional training (masters, DPsych, master/PhD) and/or registrars seeking an area of practice endorsement.

Program courses

This program comprises three components.

  1. Knowledge assessment: This self-study, online component consists of six online modules, which guide you through the knowledge requirements for psychology supervision. It takes between seven to 10 hours to complete.
  2. Skills training workshop: The skills focused workshops are conducted in small groups either face to face or online, over two full consecutive days. Conducted by Deakin staff experienced in the training of supervisors, the workshop focuses on the development of best-practice skills in supervision.
  3. Competency-based assessment and evaluation: You’ll submit a video of your supervision practice, together with a self-reflective analysis of the session for assessment and evaluation of competencies.

Master class training for endorsed supervisors

A full-day workshop covering the supervisor competencies specified by the Board, with an advanced practice focus on the development and enhancement of proficiency in particular areas, such as the evaluation of supervisee competencies, giving feedback and/or dealing with ethical issues in supervision and self-care.

Contact us

Get in touch if you have any questions regarding the School of Psychology’s supervisor training.

Email the School of Psychology