Professional Support For Contemporary Practice

Welcome to the Australian Clinical Supervision Association

Clinical supervision is essential to professional development. ACSA makes it accessible for everyone.

As a champion for clinical supervision in Australia, ACSA works with professionals in all fields to help them empower themselves and others in the workplace. We define clinical supervision, support supervisors, and help people in all disciplines access clinical supervision.

At ACSA, we support people who help others flourish.

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Find a supervisor

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ACSA connects clinical supervisors and people who wish to be supported by them. Clinical supervisors are experienced professionals who guide others in safe spaces away from work-environment pressures. In your sessions, you and your supervisor can reflect on workplace dynamics, clinical cases, and professional relationships to grow professionally and develop critical thinking skills.

Why clinical supervision?

Professional Support For Everyone

Clinical supervision benefits more than just individual practitioners and our workplaces: it helps the people we care for, too. By providing a safe and reflective space to discuss clinical experiences, clinical supervisors help workers improve their practice for the benefit of everyone around them.

It’s critical in every profession that involves helping people. When we have a structured space to explore our work, we have the opportunity to enhance our knowledge, skills and attitudes. The process holds reflection at its heart and empowers supervisees through learner-led consultation and support. It is widely considered to be integral to continuous professional development.

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Bev Love Testimonial | Australian Clinical Supervision Association | The ACSA

From a vision of two friends at a conference with an aspirational dream….
“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a national body of clinical supervisors from all backgrounds” to making it a reality.

The inaugural meeting of the Australian Clinical Supervision Association (ACSA) was hosted in Tweed Heads where I was part of a dedicated group who nutted out how to make it happen. Today, it is a place to direct enquiries to resources, find a supervisor, and connect with like-minded people.

The local member meetings are a place I feel the collegiality and connections from a wide variety of professionals with a common understanding of what clinical supervision provides.

Bev Love

Julie Sharrock Testimonial | Australian Clinical Supervision Association | The ACSA

Being a member of ACSA provides the opportunity for me to connect with like-minded colleagues who share a passion for clinical supervision. It is an association for all professionals interested in clinical supervision so I get to connect with a wide range of people. One of the highlights of my membership was the 2018 inaugural conference. It was a fantastic event where we focussed on all things supervision. Unfortunately our follow up conference was thwarted by COVID-19 but we have managed to connect and support each other during this time. Clinical supervision and collegiate support has never been so important as it has been as we have faced the challenges of the pandemic. I look forward to the continued development of ACSA, and the recognition that clinical supervision is an essential component of professional self-care that helps us keep ourselves in the best shape to provide competent and compassionate care to the people we serve.

Julie Sharrock

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live throughout Australia and their continued connection to land and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and those to come.

We are grateful to be on this land where Indigenous ways of knowing challenges us, and helps us to see and do things differently. We would like to acknowledge the power of deep listening –Dadirri.

Aboriginal artist and educator, and 2021 Senior Australian of the year, Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann describes deep listening as follows; “Dadirri is inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness. Dadirri recognises the deep spring that is inside us. We call on it and it calls to us” (www.miriamrosefoundation.org.au).

Australian Clinical Supervision Association

Australian Clinical Supervision Association

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