Co-facilitatorsPaul enjoys working with, and acknowledges the skill, experience and unique contributions of the Clinical Supervision Consultancy co-facilitators.
Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Bachelor of Nursing, Certificate IV Instructional Skills, Clinical Supervisor, Private Practice.
Bev is a passionate midwife with over 30 years of experience supporting women and families. She has worked in a variety of areas of health including, paediatrics, medical, endocrine, intensive care, education, and research, throughout Queensland, Victoria, and NSW.
In 2008, Bev completed ‘Clinical Supervision for Role Development’ training and discovered a new passion, supporting health professionals through Clinical Supervision. To date, she has provided over 500 sessions to individuals and groups, both in private practice and within her scope as a clinical midwifery specialist, working face to face and online. Bev is a foundational Management Committee Member of the Australian Clinical Supervision Association.
Bev spent several years researching the impact clinical supervision has for midwives through a Rural Research Capacity Building Program. The findings are published in a peer review journal. She presents at conferences, webinars, and workshops on effective clinical supervision.
Bev has found the Role Development Model grows the skills and knowledge to be competent to provide clinical supervision for a variety of professions and developmental levels.
The personal impact from The Role Development Model sustains and supports my own practice, this drives me to promote and share this experience with others.
Master of Psychology (Clinical), Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching, Private Practice.
Claire is a clinical psychologist of 30+ years’ experience and a special interest in psychological health, wellbeing and effectiveness in the workplace. For the latter half of her career she has focused on providing leadership coaching to mental health nurses, allied health and other clinical leaders and has formally evaluated this coaching program over a ten-year period.
Previously Claire has worked across the public, NGO, university and corporate sectors in a variety of research, clinical, consulting and education roles. She has integrated her passion for clinical and positive psychology into the clinical supervision, career coaching and online courses she provides through her private consultancy.
I am a firm believer in the value of clinical supervision for clinicians of all disciplines, having worked with many nurses, midwives, medicos, psychologists and other allied health. In my experience it promotes both better self-care and better clinical care and can prevent burnout and other psychological problems resulting from workplace issues.
Clinical supervision creates more enjoyment, satisfaction and meaning from one’s work through the nourishing and supportive reciprocal relationships which are at the heart of it. I have found the Role Development Model to be a powerful, creative and inspiring method for holding reflective space, fostering insight and sustaining both the clinician and the quality of their practice over time.
Bachelor of Social Work, Masters of Public Health, Private Practice.
Gisele has worked as a Social Worker in NSW, NT, and Queensland. She has practiced in a variety of arenas including Mental Health, Palliative Care, AOD, Health Policy Development, management, and research. Gisele is currently the Advanced Team Leader of a Child Protection Liaison Unit in Queensland. With all these changes Clinical Supervision has been Gisele’s constant amidst the physical and emotionally challenges of day-to-day work.
Gisele values the protected and safe space to reflect on her practice and explore more deeply experiences that impact on her capacity to feel energised and positive. She has found ignoring the hard moments can manifest in a not so healthy way later in professional and family life. Although Clinical supervision does not always provide easy answers, Gisele has found it does allow the problem to be viewed differently, and strategies identified to make different choices. Gisele supports others to be informed about CS through her work as a Management Committee member of the Australian Clinical Supervision Association.
As a Social Worker I have previously utilised various more didactic models of clinical supervision. The Role Development Model was one that really resonated with me as it is dynamic and kinetic. It harnesses imagination and creativity to explore and examine issues impacting on clinicians’ day to day work in health. I especially enjoy using this model with groups as it encourages participants to contribute and share their wisdom and experiences.
Registered Nurse (Mental Health), Bachelor of Nursing, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Course, Advanced Group Work Certificate, Developmental Psychiatry Course, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Private Practice.
Michele has practiced as a mental health nurse for over 40 years within community and inpatient settings. Her experience includes child and youth mental health, dual diagnosis, and education. She has enjoyed working with diverse communities and utilising her passion for dance therapy in different clinical settings.
Michele has worked as a clinical nurse educator over the last ten years in the position of Psychiatric Nurse Consultant. Her primary portfolio was clinical supervision involving development and delivery of the clinical supervision training programs, the database, and matching requests for supervision.
Michele has recently transitioned from public mental health and has a private practice providing clinical supervision and mental health support.
In addition to training as a supervisor using the Role Development Model, Michele has completed clinical supervision training through the Bouverie Centre, the Centre for Mental Health Learning, and Foundation House. She has been receiving ongoing Clinical Supervision and offering this to others both individually and in groups.
I have found the Role Development Model offers the most clarity and outcomes in supervision. This model is enlivening, safe, structured and rewarding. Clinical supervision has been integral in sustaining my practice, so I value the opportunity to provide this for others – utilising the space to reflect, to challenge, to choose, to care, and to change.
Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Arts (Major in Psychology and Sociology), Master of Clinical Nursing (Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing). Private Practice.
Suzy works as the Clinical Liaison Psychiatry Clinical Nurse Consultant in a busy Sydney tertiary referral hospital. She supports general nursing and midwifery staff in negotiating the delivery of optimal mental health care, whilst also coordinating care with medical specialty teams. Working in this demanding health environment has allowed Suzy to experience the complexities of negotiating and managing varying team cultures whilst balancing the care of both staff and patients.
Suzy trained as a supervisor in the Role Development Model in 2017 and instantly experienced its value and benefits. This augmented her previous skills as a clinical supervisor. Subsequently, Suzy developed as an Advanced Practitioner and has co-facilitated supervisor training since 2021. Suzy also provides CS in private practice.
Over the years clinical supervision assisted me to reflect on complex clinical situations leading to a continued and supported professional growth and development.
I believe Clinical Supervision sustains and nurtures nurses and midwives and prevents burn-out and work-related stress. As a result, positive workplace culture is cultivated and healthcare delivery improved. In the current climate of short staffing, loss of senior nurses and midwives, clinical supervision represents an ‘oasis’ in a post-COVID depleted health care system. It is both a joy and privilege to offer this restorative and transformative practice during this time.
Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Bachelor of Science (Nursing), Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery, Masters of Midwifery (Research), Endorsed Midwife, CS Private Practice.
Tamzin has been a nurse and midwife for 28 years and has worked in rural, remote and tertiary settings throughout Australia. This has included working in relationship-based midwifery models of care (publicly funded and private midwifery practice), and as the Program Manager of a mentoring program for midwives. Tamzin is passionate about building strong relationships with women and families and healthcare that is designed to recognise individual human experience. She is currently the National Manager of a team of Clinical Consultants with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPHRA).
Tamzin completed a Masters of Midwifery by research. She has experience in curriculum development and delivery and clinical facilitation, for undergraduate and postgraduate students and provides clinical supervision privately. Tamzin has enjoyed discovering clinical supervision and its benefits.
The enlivening, reflective and compassionate nature of this work resonates deeply with me. I have found CS to be a fundamental pillar for clinical professional practice. It has enabled me to remain passionate about and committed to the health care industry.
The Role Development Model provides a framework for the supervisor and supervisee that allows deep exploration of the many ‘roles’ we have at any given time. Using the model allows a pragmatic acceptance of the multiple tensions of my professional role, and a better understanding of how to use this new knowledge for my own well-being, growth and improved healthcare.
Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Human Services, Post Graduate Certificate Community Development/ International Relations, Graduate Certificate – Leadership and Management, Private Practice.
Grace has worked within the Mental Health Sector for over 15 years with a diverse work history. This includes: aged psychiatry/ cognitive testing, mental health crisis response, case management, group facilitation, community development, palliative care, organisation management within hospital and non-government sector, private practice counselling/ clinical supervision facilitation, and workplace training. More recently Grace has been working as a Mental Health Practitioner within a specialist school environment.
Grace has always maintained a strong commitment to, and has valued the importance of, reflective clinical supervision, not just in an effort to maintain excellence in clinical practice, but also as a catalyst for deep reflection both on a professional and personal level.
I have developed a deep connection to the Role Development Model of clinical supervision both as a supervisee but also a supervisor. I believe using the Role Development Model can be a transformative and enlivening experience and I am deeply privileged to be able to engage in this work.
Dr Mary Sidebotham
Registered Midwife, Registered Nurse, PhD, Masters Health Care Law and Ethics, Advanced Diploma Midwifery, Graduate Certificate Adult Education, Graduate Certificate Health Service Management, Private Practice.
Mary has been instrumental in developing maternity services, designing midwifery education programs, and mentoring midwives within the United Kingdom and Australia during her 40 year career in health. She is internationally recognised as an expert educator and is a Principal Fellow of the international Higher Education Academy (PFHEA). Mary has provided mentorship to midwives in the UK and Australia and supports leadership initiatives at organisational and professional levels.
As a Title Holding Professor at Griffith University, Mary’s research is aligned to the maternity reform agenda. She has a passion for promoting wellbeing within the workplace and has formally led the international WHELM (Work Health and Emotional Lives of Midwives) consortium. Other research includes the investigation of work place culture, midwifery identity, professionalism in midwifery and the integration of student midwives into professional practice.
Mary has contributed to maintaining professional standards through her work on the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Committee Midwifery Committee and through her work as an expert panel member for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. More recently Mary has been appointed as a Health Service Investigator and undertaken a major review of Obstetric and Gynaecology services in Queensland.
I believe providing health professionals with an opportunity to explore their workplace in a reflective constructive way promotes safety and builds strength. I have seen through my work using the Role Development Model the difference it brings to relationships within teams and confidence in individuals. My career focus is now on building capacity and promoting clinical supervision as an effective way of promoting emotional well-being and sustainability within the health workforce.
Registered Nurse, Credentialed Mental Health Nurse. Bachelor of Nursing, Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing (Psychiatric Stream), Postgraduate Diploma in Perinatal Infant Mental Health, Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership & Management. Private Practice.
Melissa is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse based in regional Victoria with over 20 years’ experience working in a wide range of clinical specialities across acute, community and tertiary education settings. She has particular clinical skills in perinatal and infant mental health, working with people experiencing anxiety and depression and supporting others who are working in this field.
Melissa currently works as an executive manager within an acute care setting. She has first-hand experience of navigating the challenges within the health and wellbeing field. This allows Melissa to have a deep understanding of the complexities of providing healthcare, and the needs of the workforce.
Melissa is in private practice as a supervisor, and provides clinical supervision to supervisees from a range of settings. She enjoys tailoring CS to the needs of the supervisee to explore clinical/professional issues and provide support for career growth and development.
I have found Clinical Supervision to be an integral part of my practice both as a supervisor and supervisee. It is a space where I am able to reflect, restore and ready myself for the often challenging environment that is healthcare.
The Role Development Model provides a framework to be able to support reflection before, during and after practice that supports personal and professional growth. It is a model that is flexible enough to meet the needs of any supervisee regardless of discipline, level of experience or area of practice.
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