Supervision with Kirsten
We cover a wide range of topics to support your professional development and growth as a registered or provisional psychologist. Some typical topics that are covered include:
Exploring the use of psychometric assessment tools in psychological practice
Reviewing the selection, administration, scoring, and interpretation of standardized assessment measures.
Examining cultural factors, diversity, and how they impact therapeutic relationships and clinical practice. Provide guidance on culturally sensitive approaches and ensure psychologists work competently with diverse populations.
Exploring the field of educational and developmental psychology and its focus on learning, development, and well-being across the lifespan. Providing support when working with children, adolescent and their families.
Addressing issues related to burnout, stress management, work-life balance, and self-care strategies to maintain your overall well-being. This stuff is important!
Exploring ethical dilemmas and decision-making in clinical practice. This includes confidentiality, informed consent, boundaries, dual relationships, mandatory reporting, and other ethical issues that may arise when working with clients.
Discussing client cases, reviewing assessment findings, and collaborating on treatment plans. Providing guidance on therapeutic techniques, interventions, and clinical decision-making.
A Bit About Your Supervisor
As an AHPRA approved supervisor and Ed & Dev endorsed, Kirsten specializes in providing supervision and support to psychologists. Her areas of expertise include depression and anxiety, behavioural and social problems, parenting, and more. Kirsten's therapeutic interventions include cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, play therapy, and animal-assisted therapy.
MEMBERSHIPS & QUALIFICATIONS
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registered Psychologist with Development Psychology Endorsement
AHPRA registered Primary & Secondary Supervisor
Master of Developmental Psychology (University of Melbourne)
Australian Psychological Society (APS) Member
Fellow, APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists
Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) Member
Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) Member
Psychologist / Supervisor
& Owner of myturn2talk
"What I love most about psychology is that I am constantly learning and what I like most about private practice is that I get to choose where I want to focus my efforts.
Having spent over 12 years working with clients I have turned my attention to supervising psychologists.
I am particularly interested in Autism and ADHD in women and how these intersects with burnout and entrepreneurship." - Kirsten
A BIT OF HISTORY
Kirsten is an experienced psychologist originally from South Africa, where she obtained her honours degree in psychology in 1995.
During her time in South Africa, she worked in Human Resources at various prestigious companies where she provided counselling, managed personnel, recruitment and training.
After migrating to Australia in 2001, Kirsten continued her work in the corporate sector. She was responsible for running the graduate recruitment program for Accenture and also trained management staff in various countries including Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and Korea on Interviewing Methodology.
In 2005, while starting a family, Kirsten returned to university and completed her Masters in Educational & Developmental Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Her research on coping strategies of pre-schoolers was published in the journal Children Australia (vol 36 No 3).
Kirsten established her own practice in 2010, where she has been providing therapeutic support to children, adolescents, and their families for over a decade.