Health Psychology Supervision Services

 

Sasha Cain provides SCPS Consulting Supervision Services. She has 20 years of supervisory experience, is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society & a Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor (RAPPS). She draws on her experiences of delivering HP practice, training & supervising staff in Statutory, Third Sector & Independent Practice.

Sasha currently supervises HPs in Employed settings & in Independent Practice. Working with so many HPs across a broad range of applied practice settings, she sees themes & identifies learning needs which feed into her work across supervisees. Read her recent article on addressing difference and discrimination in applied practice.

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What is Supervision?

Many HPs have not received applied practice supervision post-qualification and often work in isolation from other HPs, so they may wonder what they will experience in HP supervision. It is a process of professional support and self-development which enables individual practitioners to formalise the integration of professional knowledge and competence into their practice under the oversight of an experienced HP, helping them to assume responsibility for their own practice and enhance the public protection and safety of care.

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There is so much to gain in your practice from having access to an experienced Health Psychologist supervisor...

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Career Development

Supervisee's often choose to discuss their development to-date; considering their future goals and opportunities.

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Case

Discussions

Having a chance to step back from your client work and identify what is working well.

Getting an external perspective and a chance to consider alternative approaches & plan your next steps.

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Developing Your Services

Many supervisee's are starting companies or planning new services. Getting feedback on resources, materials, ideas or opportunities can help you think through your professional roles and responsibilities.

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HCPC  Governance

The best way to provide assurance about safe, effective & legal practice is to have an experienced, independent health psychologist supervisor, & to evidence the impact this has on your practice.

Who can access our Supervision Services?  

  • People at all levels of their career from newly qualified, early career and at Consultant level/ Head of Department

  • People across all sectors of healthcare: NHS, Private, Third Sector, Local Authority, Independent Practice

  • Health Psychologists working in academic settings and wanting to move into independent or therapeutic practice

  • Non-Health Professionals working with health psychology client groups

  • Stage 2 trainee's (see information below titled "In-training")

  • Other people that we haven't yet included above- contact us to let us know your supervision needs!

What do we talk about?

We can discuss all and any aspects of your practice. You might want career focused discussions; or a focus on consolidation of your skills; on building your practice, or developing your therapeutic processes; discussing cases etc. All Supervisee's find unexpected benefits from supervision, they feedback that sessions provide clarity, relieve their anxieties and build confidence. 

 

Examples of the work we supervise: Bariatric, Chronic Pain, Sleep problems, Sickle Cell, IAPT Long-term Conditions, Smoking Cessation Services, Weight Management, Public Health Services, Local authority Commissioning, Older Adults (isolation, condition management), Eczema Services, Occupational/Workplace wellbeing and independent practitioners.

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Personal Supervision Sessions
Telephone or online supervision for individuals (HCPC Registered Health Psychologists or people not-in-training e.g., completed Health Psychology MSc and work in applied setting). Sessions run over 60 minutes. Self-funded sessions with discount for block booking. Click here for rates.
Small Group Supervision Sessions
Virtual clinical supervision for small staff groups (dept/service teams, or groups of individuals (up to 4). Sessions run over 90 minutes with opportunities for all members of the group to present cases/work challenges and learn from peer review. Frequency from monthly to quarterly and are self-funded. Block book for discounted rates. Click here for rates.
Organisational/ Institutionally Funded Supervision
Telephone or online supervision for individuals or small groups ( = 4). Funded by your employer & designed to support an external quality assurance process underpinning good practice & CPD development e.g., where employees have one person managing & supervising them. Institutional supervision rate includes input into the employees IPD planning & appraisal. Click here for rates.
In-training (Registered on a Stage 2 course or BPS Independent Route)
Option 1: Trainee's in applied practice with no HP supervision- we can provide ongoing supervision. 
Option 2: Short-term supervision for individuals completing their HP interventions competency.
Option 3: Assessment of your HP intervention for your Stage 2/DPsych training (A package of 4 assessed sessions (Assessment, Formulation, Intervention & Evaluation) & a report. Click here for rates.