One of the things I love about being a psychologist is that I continue to remain a student for all of my professional career. I have always been a knowledge junkie and I even used to dreamily walk the isles of the UQ library back in my undergraduate days, just taking in the smell of the old books and marvelling at all the knowledge containing in those stacks.
If you are at the stage in your career where you are just starting out, there is a lot to take in, not the least of which is the ways in which you can still be you (and stay healthy and empathic) while you are learning your trade as a therapist. I charge provisional psychologists slightly less because, even though there is a lot of oversight provided in supervision, you are at a stage in your career when you can least afford to pay for supervision.
Making the transition out of a clinical program and into the "big bad world" of being a practicing therapist comes with it's own challenges, often taking on the role of full time clinician with full responsibility and navigating organisational demands and pressures. My fees for psychologists undertaking an endorsement program are slightly higher because of the oversight required in addressing clinical competency areas as you continue to grow into a Clinical Psychologist.
Experienced psychologists are welcome to come to me for reflective discussions around their clinical practice - cases, professional development, career progression, and end or change of career reflection.
I have been providing mentoring and support to my colleagues for all of my career (I was even a peer trainer buddy back in my McDonalds days!) and I just love creating space for "ah ha" moments to occur through supervision. I have been a registered supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia since 2011, and recently I was employed with Bravehearts for 2 years to be their clinical practice supervisor. All I did was provide supervision all day long and it was my absolute dream.
So, what else is there to say except I'll go ahead and pop the kettle on.
2018 Fees are set at:
$120 per hour for a provisional psychologist
$150 per hour for fully registered psychologist
$180 per hour for clinical endorsement
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This introductory level workshop will enable health professionals to work more effectively with perinatal mental health clients who have experienced traumatic births.
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This workshop is intended for mental health clinicians who work with women and their families in the perinatal period.