I would like to acknowledge my dear friend and visionary, Mike Consedine (1940 – 2008). Mike created the ‘Role Development Model’ from the tenets of Psychodrama and Sociometry to provide a framework of Clinical Supervision for health professionals.
I first met Mike in 1988 in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he was a Nurse Educator at Sunnyside Hospital (now Hillmorton Hospital). I had a role in bringing Mike to Gladesville Macquarie Hospital (now Macquarie Hospital) in the late 1990s, and then to Justice Health in 2002, to train staff in the art of Clinical Supervision. I was fortunate to spend training time with Mike and witness his work for over 8 years. Mike was my mentor and constantly encouraged me.
Mike’s vision was for Clinical Supervision to be valued as an integral part of accepted practice for all health professionals.
I truly see Mike’s work as a gift to be passed on.