Professional Supervision

Professional Supervision is just one other service that NorthPsych offers.

What is professional Supervision?

Professional Supervision is a respectful and collaborative relationship where the AHPRA approved supervisor provides superlative support in refining therapeutic practice, based on relevant research. It is also an opportunity to examine concerns and challenges within diverse work contexts, and to experiment with innovative approaches. Intellectual rigour and practical guidance is offered to improve skills and accountability, according to professional ethics and boundaries.

The importance of excellent Professional Supervision…

More effective therapist and reinvigorated professional identity
Continuous self improvement and reflexivity
Accountability to clients, families and communities
Broadened knowledge resources and up to date relevant research
Increased job satisfaction and a reconnection with skills and values

Our Practice Principal and founder Michael T MacDonald, has been an approved AHPRA supervisor for 15 years. He is a Clinical Supervisor at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), Macquarie University and Sydney University, and regularly consults with schools, the family court, professional, medical and community organizations such as Lifeline, and the Association of Independent Schools.

Michael MacDonald is an AHPRA Board approved supervisor for;

Pathway: Higher Degree program
Pathway: Registrar Program Area of practice: Clinical psychology Supervisor type: Principal & Secondary
Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Principal
Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Secondary
Pathway: Registrar Program Supervisor type: Secondary

Our senior associate Psychologist Sekneh Beckett is an approved AHPRA supervisor. She offers clinical supervision for skilled medical and community practitioners in private practice both nationally and internationally via Skype; staff and students at Macquarie University, PhD candidates; Managers – Department of Education, Department of Juvenile Justice, NSW Health PANOC, ACON and teams within SWSAHS, SEAHS and the non-government sector.

Sekneh Becket is an AHPRA Board approved supervisor for:

Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Secondary
Pathway: 5+1 Internship Supervisor type: Principal
Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Principal

Our senior associate Psychologist Lorraine Cushing-Kleber is an approved AHPRA supervisor. She offers clinical supervision for a variety of professional and clinical backgrounds. She currently provides supervision for people in the education sector (School Principals, Deputy Principals, Heads of Welfare/Wellbeing and Year Coordinators). She also provides supervision to professionals in the legal sector (Lawyers, Barristers) and has a specialisation in supporting people manage vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burn out. Lorraine also provides supervision to school counselors and health care professionals.

Lorraine Cushing is an AHPRA Board approved supervisor for:

Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Secondary
Pathway: 5+1 Internship Supervisor type: Principal
Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Principal

Contact info@northpsych.com.au for Supervision bookings

What is professional Supervision?

Professional Supervision is a respectful and collaborative relationship where the AHPRA approved supervisor provides superlative support in refining therapeutic practice, based on relevant research.
It is also an opportunity to examine concerns and challenges within diverse work contexts, and to experiment with innovative approaches.
Intellectual rigour and practical guidance is offered to improve skills and accountability, according to professional ethics and boundaries.

The importance of excellent Professional Supervision…

More effective therapist and reinvigorated professional identity
Continuous self improvement and reflexivity
Accountability to clients, families and communities
Broadened knowledge resources and up to date relevant research
Increased job satisfaction and a reconnection with skills and values

Our Practice Principal and founder Michael T MacDonald, has been an approved AHPRA supervisor for 15 years.
He is a Clinical Supervisor at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), Macquarie University and Sydney University, and regularly consults with schools, the family court, professional, medical and community organizations such as Lifeline, and the Association of Independent Schools.

Michael MacDonald is an AHPRA Board approved supervisor for;

Pathway: Higher Degree program
Pathway: Registrar Program Area of practice: Clinical psychology Supervisor type: Principal & Secondary
Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Principal
Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Secondary
Pathway: Registrar Program Supervisor type: Secondary

Our senior associate Psychologist Sekneh Beckett is an approved AHPRA supervisor. She offers clinical supervision for skilled medical and community practitioners in private practice both nationally.
Also in internationally via Skype; staff and students at Macquarie University, PhD candidates; Managers - Department of Education, Department of Juvenile Justice, NSW Health PANOC, ACON and teams within SWSAHS, SEAHS and the non-government sector.

Sekneh Becket is an AHPRA Board approved supervisor for:

Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Secondary
Pathway: 5+1 Internship Supervisor type: Principal
Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Principal

Our senior associate Psychologist Lorraine Cushing-Kleber is an approved AHPRA supervisor. She offers clinical supervision for a variety of professional and clinical backgrounds.
She currently provides supervision for people in the education sector (School Principals, Deputy Principals, Heads of Welfare/Wellbeing and Year Coordinators).
She also provides supervision to professionals in the legal sector (Lawyers, Barristers) and has a specialisation in supporting people manage vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burn out. Lorraine also provides supervision to school counselors and health care professionals.

Lorraine Cushing is an AHPRA Board approved supervisor for:

Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Secondary
Pathway: 5+1 Internship Supervisor type: Principal
Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Principal

Contact us info@northpsych.com.au for Supervision bookings

Approved Supervisors

Michael MacDonald

Clinical Psychologist


Mike is a Clinical Psychologist and the founder and director of NorthPsych.  He has... 

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Sek Beckett

 Psychologist


Sekneh Beckett is a registered psychologist, international lecturer, invested in the ongoing pursuit of learning and refinement of her therapeutic... 

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Lorraine Cushing-Kléber

Psychologist


Lorraine has worked in a range of settings including schools, universities, youth services and trauma services. Lorraine works with adults…

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