The SRAA Suicide Supervision Framework
SRAA delivers supervision according to an integrated approach, whereby no single model of supervision is consistently applied. SRAA advocates for a balance of reflective practice with clinical, practical, and theoretical considerations. Specifically, we will consider competency-based and theoretical approaches when relevant to the goals of the supervisee, whilst also ensuring opportunity for self-reflection, and using cultural and contextual insights that benefit and drive sound service delivery. The supervisor will work to strengthen, encourage, and challenge a supervisee to facilitate professional growth. The below framework identifies four key competencies for supervisors working in suicide prevention. These key competencies are relevant, independent of the background or discipline of the supervisor, noting that SRAA has supervisors from a range of backgrounds such as Psychologists, Nurses, Social Workers, and Lived Expertise Consultants.