Supervision is a relatively new but important concept for dietitians, particularly with those working with a more client centered and counselling style of practice, Health at Every Size principles or with complex people or work situations.
Supervision in 2021
Understanding boundaries, developing post graduate skills and career directions and preventing overwhelm and burnout are important. Just having a space to be listened to and reflect openly on practice is a pleasure, if not always easy.
Supervision can be with both individuals and in small groups and suits all levels of experience and situations. It is based on reflective practice principles but can include educational or skills building components or recommendations for more extensive training. Currently all supervision and groups are online.
Small Group Supervision
Group 1. Third Monday of the Month. Ongoing reflective practice group. Themes of disordered eating and complex presentations usually. Currently full.
Group 2 Second Thursday of the month. 9.30 to 10.30 am. This group will focus on skill building for both HAES and eating disorder work along with reflective opportunities to build confidence and ensure best practice. Some availability at present.
ANZAED group supervision. I also provide group supervision with ANZAED, currently all spaces full. This is organised separately by ANZAED so contact them for details.
My journey with Supervision-
I have been interested in supervision and the role it can play in a dietitians work for some years now. Personally I have experienced several types of supervision over many years in my career, often outside the dietetic profession. I undertook training in supervision firstly at The Delta Centre and then with Caraniche training. Since then I have done further training in motivational interviewing in supervision with Mentha Consulting. I also have the benefit of working with Health at Every Size principles for many years and further training in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Based Therapy for eating disorders, Narrative Therapy and group work.
Is This For me?
The Dietitians Association of Australia now has information about supervision available to dietitians or the resources of Fiona Sutherland’s The Mindful Dietitian website are excellent.
I am happy to chat more about supervision and what to expect. Please email me and I will get in contact.