Effective Feedback in Clinical Supervision


9 December 2022


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This podcast explores the current evidence guiding how feedback can be most effectively delivered in clinical supervision. Supervision is a central feature of the RANZCP training program. While supervision is valued by trainees, they often discuss the desire for more feedback from their supervisors. Supervisors can struggle to provide feedback in busy clinical settings, and it is not always easy to deliver effective feedback. Today’s panel will explore why feedback is important, why supervisors often struggle to provide feedback, and provide practical guidance to supervisors wanting to improve their practice to make sure the feedback they provide in supervision has a positive impact.

Associate Professor Stephen Parker is a clinical academic psychiatrist in Brisbane, Australia. He has appointments as a Research Psychiatrist and Staff Specialist in Early Psychosis at The Prince Charles Hospital, and he is one of the Directors of Training in Queensland.

Dr Jessica Weallans M.D. MClSc FRANZCP is an early career Psychiatrist with a certificate in adult psychiatry. She currently practices in the public sector, with the Gold Coast Mental Health and Specialist Service, in Australia. Dr Weallans is passionate about medical education, including feedback in clinical supervision. She published a systematic review on guidance for providing effective feedback in clinical supervision in postgraduate medical education.

Sarah Hamilton resides in Brisbane, Australia and is completing a PhD with Griffith University where she developed a new suite of supervisor competency assessment tools (GSAT). Sarah works for Queensland Health as the state-wide allied health professional practice leader for social work and as Chair of the supervision implementation committee, works to support the resourcing and provision of supervision. Sarah is particularly interested in supervision training, evaluation, multicultural capability and professional identity.


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