Credit points: 20

Subject outline

This subject examines the processes of supervision within the counselling context. It provides practical, theoretical and experiential approaches which maximise individual professional development so that reflective practices are viewed as an essential component of the continued learning and development of the therapist. The ethics of the profession provide an underlying focus for examining these processes within the supervisor, supervisee and client relationship.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Monfries

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This unit is available to Doctor of Psychology in Counselling Psychology students only and will run subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCasebook for clinical supervision: a competency based approachPrescribedFallender, CA & Shafranske, EP (eds)AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, WASHINGTON DC
ReadingsCode of ethicsPrescribedAPS, 2007N/A
ReadingsGuidelines for psychological assessment and the use of psychological testsPrescribedAPS, 2010N/A
ReadingsGuidelines for supervisionPrescribedAPS, 2010N/A
ReadingsHandbook of counselling psychologyPrescribedWoolfe, R, Strawbridge, S, Douglas, B, & Dryden, W (eds) 2010SAGE, LONDON; THOUSAND OAKS CA
ReadingsThe ethics of supervision and consultation: practical guidance for mental health professionalsPrescribedThomas, J 2010AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, WASHINGTON DC

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Monfries

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One four-hour seminar per week during weeks 31 to 44 inclusive."


Assessment elementComments%
relections on personal professional development: the experience as supervisee and supervisor60
two case presentations in Group Supervision40