Professional services: supervision and debriefing

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Professional services: supervision and debriefing

  • Clinical and non-clinical supervision and debriefs for supervisors, managers and front-line workers
  • Supervision and debriefing is essential to the wellbeing of individuals working in the trauma field.
  • Sessions can assist with monitoring signs of vicarious trauma and to manage symptoms of vicarious trauma as they arise

Supervision and debriefing

Researchers and clinicians recommend the use of supervision and debriefing to help monitor signs of vicarious trauma and to manage symptoms of vicarious trauma as they arise.

Ongoing supervision is essential to the well-being of trauma counsellors.

Self-care planning

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia can provide self care planning for individuals during supervision and debrief sessions, to offset vicarious trauma by:

• Identifying vicarious trauma symptoms and how to recognise these;

• Discussing management of vicarious trauma;

• Effective self care planning;

• Assessing the effectiveness of self care plans

• Develop an effective self care plans;

• Assess self-care plans effectively.

Types: Individual. Clinical (cases), vicarious trauma management

Duration: Individual - 1.5 hours for first session, one hour thereafter. Group - two hours

Mode: Face to face, phone, Skype

Our professional services

Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia provides vicarious trauma focussed external clinical and non-clinical supervision and debriefs for supervisors, managers and front-line workers working in the field of sexual, domestic and/or family violence around Australia.

We have extensive success in providing trauma-specialised interventions and supervision to frontline, advanced practitioners and leaders.

Our clinical lead supervisors possess;

  • At minimum, four year Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or equivalent;
  • Minimum five years counselling experience including in trauma specialist counselling.

We have extensive success in providing trauma-specialised interventions and supervision to frontline, advanced practitioners and leaders.

Our counsellors access external supervision provided by Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, and this has been an invaluable part of our organisation’s vicarious trauma management strategy.

- Gail, Wagga Women’s Health Centre
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Our professional services

At Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, we work with organisations that support traumatised populations to develop customised evidence-based tailored solutions to effectively meet identified needs. Our experts assist government agencies and non-profit organisations working across diverse settings.

We engage in ongoing research to ensure that services provided align with best national and international practice in the field. Our organisations’ work is evidence based and we strive to deliver services of the highest quality.

We have extensive success in providing trauma-specialised interventions and supervision to frontline, advanced practitioners and leaders.

All vicarious trauma management training programs are audited regularly to ensure the information provided is evidence-based and current. Programs can be tailored based on the needs of each organisation and can be delivered to clinical and non-clinical audiences.