Dr Matt Cottrell
B.A., Grad. Dip. (Psych), DPsych (Clinical), MAPS, FCCLP
Psychological treatment is often a complex and varied process for both the individual seeking help, as well as for the clinical psychologist delivering the service. Managing the demands of the work, understanding the needs and requirements of the individuals seeking help often can do with a second pair of eyes and ears. Supervision is an important part of all our work. Not only is it a requirement for our continued professional development, but it is also a way of reducing our stress when tricky situations arise.
After spending a number of years providing supervision on placement to post-graduate students completing Masters and Doctoral courses in psychology, I have developed an understanding of the needs of practicing psychologists for someone to provide support, reflection and skills training for their psychological practice. I supervise practitioners undertaking clinical registrar programs, as well as general clinical supervision for ongoing professional development.