Supervision & Consultation
Supervision and consultation services are offered by our exceptionally qualified, experienced and professional practitioners. We provide these services specifically in response to your needs.
Suicide Risk Assessment Australia (SRAA) is a team with depth of knowledge. We are not only exceptional clinicians but excited to support others grow. Our team have deep knowledge of theory as it is applied in clinical contexts, in addition to experience in supervision specific to suicide risk management, consultation and training.
Carmen’s knowledge and experience in medico-legal settings in addition to her expert knowledge in suicidology, are grounded through clinical experience across a diverse range of contexts. She leads the team in identifying the best supervisory match for you and will support the team.
Both Dr Kaine Grigg and Fleur Taylor provide supervision regarding clinical and forensic contexts and offending behaviours, as well as mental health, trauma and clinical factors critical to the engagement and treatment of children, adolescents and young people who may be at risk. Fleur is particularly practised in working with children with complex behaviours, and can provide dynamic and substantial supervision expertise in this area. Kaine is also highly qualified and skilled across working with young people experiencing mental ill health. Kaine is an AHPRA approved Supervisor (Psychology).
Chanel is experienced in workplace mental health, including the implementation of suicide prevention initiatives within corporate settings.
Dean, as a Lived Experience Consultant adopts a peer based supervision model, leveraging his personal and professional experience with his training to achieve insights with supervisees.
Terrena can offer invaluable substance specific information for clinicians working with clients impacted by substance use and dependence, as well as situations where acute and long-term assessment and management considerations are appropriate.
Carmen has had over ten years experience in supervising students and practitioners within medico-legal contexts, in addition to acute mental health settings. Carmen boasts expertise in assessment, intervention and record keeping, to name a few.
Download our SRAA Supervisor Summaries 2020
We also work according to values and principles of Consumer Perspective Supervision: A framework for supporting the consumer workforce, Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) and Centre for Psychiatric Nursing (2018).
Supervision That is
Responsive to You
We deliver supervision that is deliberately and specifically refined to meet the needs of your circumstances.
Supervisees can typically expect their consultations to include active reflection on:
- Client engagement
- Assessment or experience
- The clinicians risk formulation
- Therapeutic options that are commensurate with presentation
- Recommendations and anxieties when working in high risk settings
In situations where the supervision need is considered urgent, we typically focus on a single event/incident/decision:
- The dilemma or circumstances
- Review clinician and service risk assessment and formulation
- Decision making process and options available
There are additional occasions where we are asked to provide urgent supervision, often in response to a notification of an inquiry into professional conduct or complaint. We are also often requested to supervise practitioners whom are subject to orders made by the Psychology Council of NSW. Please note, the conditions of supervision may therefore necessarily require that we target those areas predetermined by the Council or indeed, preclude us from being the provider of these services.
Consultations and Reviews
Reviews of your existing protocols, as well as the enhancement of your processes is available via consultation. Our extensive experience can be brought to bear in optimising and streamlining your operation. Whether you are an organisation delivering support to your workforce, a health care service or private practitioner interfacing with clients experiencing suicidality, we are responsive to your needs.
Training may not be your first or preferred approach, where we can support you to investigate the challenges and consider the options available to meet your needs. A needs assessment may seem simple in the face of complex behaviours or organisational risk, but they may be the best solution to determining a way forward.
From a clinical perspective, conducting audits or reviews of completed psychological assessment reports (as well as clinical notes or case notes) can bear fruit in identifying learning or skills development opportunities.
Following critical incidents, index events or impending reviews, we can conduct forensic style reviews of your services, training and policies against current research and best practice strategies, bringing you in line with your ideal practice standards. We support you to sustain and maintain exceptional standards, drive motivation for excellence, while respectfully highlighting areas for critical consideration on improvement when required.
For Supervision with Kaine, Fleur or Terrena, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our supervision services can be provided via face-to-face meeting, Zoom (or Skype) or telephone-based services.
Download our Supervision Services information page, contact us today or schedule your supervision or consultation meeting with Carmen below:
Supervision services are provided at the existing APS rates for clinical services.
Consultation costings are calculated in response to the breadth and scope of resources and other requirements brought to bear. More specific explanations, estimates or quotes can be provided upon request.
If there is a specific service you require, please make contact. We have developed services in response to specific needs on many occasions and have a proven capacity to deliver high-quality services with flexibility in methodology.