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Psychology Group Supervision 2021

For understanding and treating personality disorders

(Open and Closed format)

 This group is open for registered psychologists in the public and/or private practice in Victoria.

The aim of the group is to support psychologists in developing their capacity to work in an integrated way when working with clients who present with significant intra-personal and inter-personal disturbance.  The participants will be encouraged to read literature on relational and neurobiological understandings of personality disorder (please see a reading list).

For the closed group participants are expected to commit to 80% minimum. Reasons for absence such as planned holidays, health, and provision of care will be accepted. 

For the open group there is no requirement for a regular commitment. In its format the group is open which means that you can register for a specific date(s) either in pre-planed way of as you go.  In either case you will be expected to confirm your attendance for each group.  The maximum number per group is eight participants. “First come first served” policy will be used. The group is run on monthly bases.

The primary focus is on the group working together to develop a shared understanding of a clinical issue and then reflecting together, rather than on an individual presenting a perfect case study per group.  All participants come to sessions with a possible client or dilemma in mind for presentation and reflection and the group decides together who will present.  

Prior to attending the group for the first time you will be asked to fill and sign the Registration and Group Agreement forms. 

Dates for the “Closed Group Supervision” in 2021:

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month; the first one is on Wed the 17th February 2021.

Dates for the “Open Supervision Group” in 2021:

Every 4th Wednesday of the month; the first one is on Wed 24th February 2021.

Day and Time:

Wednesdays from 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Location:

Tele-health (via Zoom)

About the Supervisor:

Radmila (Rada) Semec, Senior Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor, MNZPS.

Since joining Spectrum in 2002 Rada specialized in treating people with complex presentations driven by a severe personality disorder (s) symptomatology. Rada provided supervision, consultations and training to public mental health services in Victoria.

Rada trained in following schools of psychotherapy: Rogerian Persona Centred Counselling, Object – Relation Psychotherapy, Transactional Analyses, Gestalt Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mentalization Based Therapy, Group Therapy, Organizational / System Interventions and Sensory-motor Psychotherapy. 

Rada believes in a highly individualized and integrative approach when supporting clients and systems in achieving their goals.  

All enquires can be put to the group facilitator: Rada Semec, Senior Psychologist, Spectrum. Contact via e-mail: Radmila.Semec@easternhealth.org.au or mobile: 0402 970 935.