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Barriers to Clinical Psychology Supervision

Project Member(s): Shires, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Sydney South West Area Health Service

Start year: 2015

Summary: The main aim of the project is to improve the availability and quality of clinical supervision opportunities in health settings. A literature review will be conducted initially to identify information about clinical placements and the problems in achieving them in different settings, professions and countries. A survey will then be prepared and conducted of all clinical psychology staff to identify the major barriers that prevent clinicians form offering placements to clinical psychology trainees and the a factors that enhance the likelihood and quality of placement provision. The results will be analysed, prepared into a report that is disseminated to all clinicians and LHDs. Strategies for managing the major barriers identified and increasing the factors that support provision of clinical placements will be developed. Finally the results of the survey will be used to develop a model of best practice in the provision of clinical placements.

Keywords: Psychology, Placements, Externship, Education

FOR Codes: Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology, Education and Training Theory and Methodology