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Supervision for Dietitians

Clinical supervision is a support mechanism for practicing health professionals to help promote personal and professional development within a supportive relationship.

 

In this process, we share clinical, organisational, developmental, and emotional experiences with selected professional(s) in a secure and confidential environment. This helps promote high ethical standards and develop clinical expertise, and address client issues in an objective manner. This process will lead to an increased awareness of other concepts, including accountability and reflective practice.

The supervision space is somewhere for you to reflect, share, learn and grow in skills, self-reflection and confidence as a Dietitian. It is preferable that your Supervisor has done some specific training in Supervision, and it’s essential that they are well supervised themselves. You may find that you connect better with some colleagues than others, so it's important that you feel confident in the relationship you choose. Supervision may either be individual (1:1) or in a group setting, in-person. or online (via a secure platform).

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 Work With Me As Your Supervisor

 
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About Me

I've been a Dietitian now for 20 years, with the last 10 focused as a specialist in HAES-informed approaches to Eating Disorders, eating behaviour, Body Image, Mindfulness-based practices and Sports Nutrition. I really enjoy teaching and education, and have the privilege of doing that in the Dietetic courses here in Melbourne in the areas of Non Diet Approach, Counseling Skills, and eating behaviour. I am also the Nutrition Program Director at The Australian Ballet School, where we infuse ideas of body positivity, mindfulness, and nourishment as an integral part of their learning and performance environment.

 

 

How I help

I have been supervising Dietitians for nearly 10 years across a variety of practice areas, but most notably in the speciality areas of Health At Every Size, Non-Diet Approach, Eating Disorders, Body Image and Eating Behaviour. I meet regularly with a number of Dietitians from all over the world - thanks to technology, any location is possible!

As a Dietitian and human being, I deeply believe in the gifts of having a space where you can just be yourself - somewhere you can bring your "stuff" and just talk! Some people have asked: ”Is supervision like therapy?" While it's not a substitute for therapy, it can feel therapeutic, which means we're doing something right. Even when we’re discussing client work or case formulations, it’s important to not leave you out of the picture.

My aim for supervision is to support you in leaving each session with more clarity, confidence, and greater skills to do the work we do. My commitment to you is honest and genuine feedback, as well as opportunities to learn and reflect. I will do my best to take things at a pace which feels OK for you, and we'll keep reviewing with one another at regular intervals.

 

 

What can you expect in supervision with me?

Supervision is a collaboration - we will both be in there, doing the work and sharing the space. Your job will be to come prepared with your professional practice journal, or your own reflective notes. You will set the agenda for the session, guiding us with what feels most important to cover. My job is to come prepared to hold a space where you can unpack whatever it is you want to explore or discuss. I will help with your agenda and keep us on track.

Sometimes we will get through a lot, other times we'll park the bus and really get down into something that feels important for you to explore in more detail. Some days we'll have more of a plan, other days it might feel like we had a plan that is led in another direction!

 

 

My Rates

AUD $155 / USD $145 (for US Dietitians) plus GST for a 50-minute supervision session.

Billing will be via PayPal following the session.

Here are next steps

 
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Make An Enquiry

Contact me and indicate your interest along with any additional questions you may have.

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Let's Chat

A 15 minute conversation where you can ask whatever you like. I want you to feel confident and clear in what we'll be doing together. I will explain more about what you can expect, how often we may meet, and anything else you'd like to know about.

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Move Forward Together

If you'd like to work together, I will send you a short questionnaire to understand more about you and your work, and a supervision template you can use for our time together. I will also send you my calendar for you to find a mutually suitable time to meet.

 

 

Limited places available for 2019!

 

Supervision Essentials Online Course

This free course is suitable for any Dietitian who is looking to find out more about the supervisory process. 10 Dietitian supervisors from all over the world have collaborated to bring you their experience, as well as their wisdom & insight about how supervision can elevate your practice.

Find out more, and register HERE

Work With Other Supervisors

 
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A supervisor can be a Dietitian or someone from another profession, such as psychology or family therapy. The experience of supervision will be different with each person, and you're very welcome to ask lots of questions before entering into a supervision arrangement. It is completely expected that you "interview" for a suitable supervisor prior to entering into a supervisory relationship. This is someone who you’ll be talking to a lot, so it's important that they are a good match for you.

FAQ's about Supervision

 

What do you bring to the table during supervision?

While this varies greatly depending on your needs, and your supervisor's experience, some examples of topics you may explore during supervision are:

  • Boundaries - for us, our clients, our businesses

  • Ethical dilemmas

  • Difficult conversations

  • Counseling skills

  • Resources - where to go

  • Review of research

  • What comes up for us when we are working with others

  • Clinical consultation - working through a case, or cases, together

  • Setting up frameworks of care

  • Having a space to voice your frustrations and be heard

  • Business-related questions

 

Is supervision the same as mentoring, case consultation, or line management?

Professional (or clinical) supervision is different to mentoring, case consultation or what we may describe as "line management" (meetings with a manager). Any professional is eligible for supervision or mentoring, depending on the experience of the supervisor and how the arrangement is set up. Each of the following examples usually - but not always - misses one crucial element: the opportunity to talk about you, and how you are doing in a confidential space that encourages professionals to be self-reflective and curious.

  • Supervision is a fee-for-service arrangement. For individual supervision, you can expect to pay roughly around the vicinity of a "private practice hour" although rates will vary widely.

  • You are able to claim various points and credits depending on your supervisors and your credentials eg. CPD, CEDRD, and it is tax-deductible. Ask your potential supervisor for any questions you may have.

  • Case consultation is specifically for seeking advice and support for clinical cases. This may be paid or unpaid.

  • Mentoring is a less formal relationship and may not be a paid arrangement.

  • Line management is discussing issues in the workplace (including cases or workplace situations).

 

What should I be asking a potential supervisor?

Anything! But the most important questions are:

  • What can I expect in supervision with you?

  • Are you supervised? (your supervisor should ALWAYS be supervised themselves, for at least 2 years)

  • How often do you recommend supervision?

 

Is supervision an ongoing relationship, or one-off?

Usually, supervision will be an ongoing relationship, and one which you can review regularly together with your supervisor.
Your supervisor should be asking questions like "how are we doing?" and "do you feel like this is meeting your needs?" on a regular basis.
If you want specific support for a specific case or situation, that is called "case consultation' or maybe "coffee with a friend”.