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Group Supervision FAQ’s

Will this group supervision count towards 4+2, 5+1 or registrar programs?

Yes, Michelle Hopkinson is approved by the Psychology Board of Australia as a principal supervisor for clinical psychology registrars and all other levels of psychology graduates ie. 4+2, 5+1 programs, placements and working in addition to higher degree placements.



How do I register for this group supervision program?

  1. Compete the expression of interest form or call for any further information on 02 9042 0222.
  2. You will be contacted by a member of our team to discuss your supervision needs, and to determine whether the upcoming group would be suitable for you.
  3. Once your place in the group has been confirmed a deposit of $120 will be required with your registration form to secure your spot.


When do I need to make payment for supervision?

There are a couple of ways to make payment, either full payment at the first session or by four instalments.



Do I have to attend all sessions?

If possible, yes. We know that unexpected life and work events and illness occur. If you can’t attend under these circumstances, please contact or call through to the office on 02 9042 0222 to let us know. We do encourage you to attend all sessions as this will be beneficial to forming a cohesive group, maximise your learning and enrich your supervision experience. We cannot offer make-up sessions and we do not offer refunds. If you need to withdraw from the group for personal reasons please speak with Michelle about the possibility of a transfer to a future group.


What are the benefits of group supervision?

There are a number of benefits to group supervision especially for new graduates and those starting out in their psychology careers.  These include;

  • The opportunity to learn more about group dynamics, how to encourage, support peers and develop collegial and professional communication styles.
  • It encourages a deeper level of collaborative learning. Supervisees will be able to mutually share their knowledge and learn about a variety of client groups, cases, assessment methods and interventions
  • It is anticipated that some of the supervisees will go on to be supervisors in the future. In group supervision, supervisors can provide insights about the supervisor/supervisee relationships, therapeutic processes and supervision frameworks.
  • The supervisor can plan for experiential learning and include role-plays within small groups.
  • Group supervision can play an important role to assist in ‘normalising’ supervisees clinical experiences. A safe space will be fostered and managed to provide supervisees with a setting in which they can feel vulnerable to openly reflect on their practice.