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ACT Supervision & Training

I offer supervision to psychologists, counsellors, social workers and other human service professionals. I specialise in supervision for those interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. However I do offer supervision for other purposes and using other models than traditional one-to-one office-based supervision.

I have a broad portfolio of experience within supervision, and have considerable personal experience in both group and individual supervision situations. This has included participating in and facilitating supervision groups with both single- and multi-discipline teams as well as with collegial groups of unrelated practitioners like the Melbourne ACT Peer Supervision Group which I coordinated for two years.

My aim in providing supervision is to enhance both your effectiveness in session with clients, but also to support you in your ongoing professional development and growth. To that end, I routiniely introduce supervisees to practices and models outside their experience/training.

While my own training and practice includes interpersonal approaches such as Rogerian counselling, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy and narrative therapy, I rarely use their methods in supervision (I do try to inform my practice with their philosophies though). The supervisee is not a therapy client! At the same time I promote the presence of the supervisor/practitioner in the room to model this skill for the supervisee/client.

Channels of supervision I currently use include in-person and telephone. I am interested in providing online chat including video chat if technical problems can be overcome simply.

Activities in supervision include case discussion, questioning, reflection and reflective listening, role plays and simulations and between-session writing.

To find out more about supervision with me, call me on 0425 603 702 or email counselling@julianmcnally.com and we can arrange a free initial consultation to establish suitability and a supervision agreement.

Note: If you are pursuing improvement in your ACT skills, I recommend that you join the Australia, New Zealand & Oceania ACT listserve at ACT-ANZO and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science at www.contextualpsychology.org.

… and try these books on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy:

The Happiness Trap and ACT Made Simple by Russ Harris

A Practical Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Of course, as in all varieties of psychotherapy, reading will only take you so far. Sooner or later you will want to participate in either an experiential or clinical workshop. Russ Harris provides training workshops for practitioners in ACT and Mindfulness-based approaches. More information is available at www.actmindfully.com.au.