I would like to acknowledge my dear friend and visionary, Mike Consedine (1940 – 2008).
Mike was a nurse and psychodramatist who 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), Sydney NSW 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 before he passed away from cancer aged 68 years. I would also like to acknowledge the Australian and New Zealand Supervision Training and Development Association (ANZSTADA). I was part of the initial group of people that Mike selected to train in Christchurch, beginning in 2004. Foundation members include Ruth Cochrane, Jim Goodwin, Jo-ann Kennedy, Chris Sinclair, Annabelle Flavell, Paul Saunders, Shona Mackintosh, Julie Mernick and Dianne Fenwick. We were fortunate that Mike gave us 36 days of training and wisdom. This was Mike’s succession planning.
Mike was my mentor and constantly encouraged me to further develop supervisor training and share my knowledge and skills. Mike’s vision was for Clinical Supervision to be valued as an integral part of accepted practice for all health professionals. He could be quite challenging and pushed me forward to advocate for CS and further develop the work so it could be shared world-wide.
I carry on his work and truly see it as a ‘gift’ to be passed on because of the positive outcomes quality CS provides. The CSC team continues to honour Mike’s work and further develop supervisor training based on the Role Development Model.
CSC Founder and Principal
In heartfelt acknowledgment, I extend my deepest appreciation to Julie Sharrock, a distinguished Registered Nurse and Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, for her invaluable contributions as a facilitator with Clinical Supervision Consultancy finishing up in late 2023.
With a rich background in general and intensive care nursing, psychiatry, drug dependence, and nursing management, Julie has been a trailblazer in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, enhancing mental health care for general hospital patients since 1997.
Julie’s unwavering passion for clinical supervision has left an indelible mark, demonstrated through her leadership roles with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and the impactful guidance provided in her private practice. Her expertise, shared through conference presentations and journal articles, has been instrumental in advancing mental health nursing and the profound practice of clinical supervision. Julie’s legacy endures, fostering reflective skills that empower healthcare professionals to respond thoughtfully and with heightened awareness.
We honour Julie’s enduring commitment to the well-being of both patients and fellow practitioners as well as what she offers the Clinical Supervision training space.
CSC Founder and Principal
Acknowledgement of Country
Clinical Supervision Consultancy acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live throughout Australia and their continued connection to land and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who work and live on this land.
Indigenous ways of knowing challenges us, and helps us to see and do things differently. Training facilitators and Clinical Supervisors associated with Clinical Supervision Consultancy embrace the power of slowing down to listen deeply.
Aboriginal artist and educator, and 2021 Senior Australian of the year, Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann describes deep listening as; “Dadirri is inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness. Dadirri recognises the deep spring that is inside us. We call on it and it calls to us” (www.miriamrosefoundation.org.au).