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Psychology Supervision

Psychology Board of Australia approved Supervisor for psychology supervision.

Educational and Developmental Psychologist

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Board Approved Supervisor

I am a Psychology Board of Australia-approved Supervisor for psychologists seeking supervision. Additionally, I provide supervision to provisional psychologists and registered psychologists. This includes external supervision for psychologists seeking Endorsement for Educational and Developmental Psychology.

I’m an experienced Supervisor with over 26 years of experience practising as a Psychologist. I am a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists.

In my career, I have worked in government, non-government, disability services, schools, out-of-home care programs and private practice.

Intellectual Disability and Global Developmental Delay

My areas of particular interest are working with children and their families having worked for many years with children with global developmental delay, intellectual disability and autism.  I also have experience working with children with developmental language disorders.

My experience includes assessments of specific learning disorders and interventions for a range of emotional and behavioural issues in children.

I have also worked with adults with intellectual disabilities and with parents who have intellectual developmental disorder.

My clinical approach is family-centred when working with children.

Trauma Informed Care

For many years I co-ordinated and led specialist behaviour intervention and intensive family support teams in South Australia.

This involved therapy with children with disabilities who were in alternative care including foster care. From this work I developed my understanding of trauma-informed models of care and attachment-based parenting. I have a particular interest in children with disabilities who have experienced early developmental trauma.

Churchill Fellow

In 2007 I was fortunate to be awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study therapeutic foster care for children with disabilities, in the US, UK, the Netherlands and Finland. https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/project/to-study-therapeutic-programs-developed-for-foster-carers-caring-for-children-with-disabilities/

 Psychology Supervision

 

I enjoy supervising and have had many years of experience supervising both provisional and registered psychologists. As such I am very familiar with the requirements for Board registration in Australia for 4+2 and 5+1 internship programs, including case conceptualisation and case reports.

Whether it’s guiding intern psychologists through their initial steps or mentoring registered psychologists in refining their practice, my support is tailored to each individual’s needs.

Areas of  Interest

My professional background has equipped me with proficiency in various areas of practice, including:

Intellectual Developmental Disorder and Autism

I have a sound understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with intellectual developmental disorders and autism. My knowledge extends to assessment, intervention, and strategies that empower individuals and their families.

Family-Centered Practice and Attachment Theory

I firmly believe in the power of family-centered practice and attachment theory. These frameworks play a pivotal role in fostering healthy relationships and facilitating positive outcomes, particularly in the context of child development.

Early Intervention

Early intervention is a cornerstone of my practice. By identifying and addressing developmental concerns at an early stage, we can create a strong foundation for lifelong growth and success.

My Approach to Clinical Supervision

I approach supervision in an empathic, and collaborative manner. I take pride in assisting supervisees in various aspects, including:

  • Case Conceptualisation: Together, we will discuss complex cases, analyse and conceptualise them to formulate effective strategies.
  • Reflective Practice: Reflection is a powerful tool for personal and professional growth. I encourage a reflective practice to enhance skills and self-awareness.
  • Identifying Areas for Development: We will work together to pinpoint areas for improvement, transforming challenges into opportunities for growth.

My commitment lies in helping you achieve your professional aspirations. Whether you’re seeking registration, endorsement, or skill enhancement, I am here to provide guidance, support and to share my knowledge.

I am available for psychology supervision online. Services include regular supervision or once-off consultations as required. Please feel free to email me to discuss your supervision requirements.

Supervision

Feel free to make contact to discuss your professional supervision requirements

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Biography

Publications

 Dini J ‘Foster Care’ in Rubin, I.L, Merrick, J (eds) Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan 3 edition Graydanus, D.E  Patel D.R., Springer International Switzerland 2016 pp103-110.

Presentations

ASSID Australasian Association of Study of Intellectual Disability National Conference, Melbourne November 2008

Paper: Alternative Care Disability Support Program. A specialist intervention program for children with disabilities and their foster carers in South Australia.

Foster Family-Based Treatment Association Annual Conference

Houston, Texas July 2008

Paper: Alternative Care Disability Support Program. A specialist intervention program for children with disabilities and their foster carers in South Australia

Disability SA Annual Conference Adelaide  Nov 22nd 2007

Paper: Abnormal Eating Behaviour in Foster Children

National Parenting Conference Child and Youth Health. Adelaide 6th September 2004

 Paper: Evaluation of Parent training program for Parents with children with Developmental Delay and Challenging Behaviour

Awards

Awarded Churchill Fellowship 2007 to study overseas models of therapeutic foster care for children with disabilities.

Co-nominated for National Investment in The Early Years SA Award (NIFTY) 2004