The College of Supervision was formed in April 2023.
The college is committed to quality assurance in supervision and has adopted PACFA's Supervision Training and Professional Standards.
The college aims to:
Support a community of supervisors committed counsellors, psychotherapists, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing practices in the provision of supervision.
Provide opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing and peer support to supervisors.
Recognize that research informs the practice of supervision.
Promote the benefits of engagement in supervision.
Contribute to PACFA's ongoing work in professional standards.
Provide professional development opportunities, reading groups, interactive activities and workshops.
A Leadership Group has been established to lead the group and establish a program of activities.
Convenor Kate Mikhailouskaya is an existential psychoanalytic psychotherapist specializing in childhood trauma and complex trauma. She helps individual adults and children in Sydney to heal and minimize the impact of childhood trauma, single incident trauma or workplace injury or accident. Drawing on her extensive experience of working with torture and trauma survivors, she provides focused support and solid tools for people suffering from symptoms of Post-Traumatic stress and other maladaptive consequences of trauma.
Deputy Convenor Robin Fingher is a clinical supervisor, coach and sessional academic. In her clinical role, Robin supports interns and supervisees working with individuals, couples, families, and children in the not-for-profit sector. In private practice, Robin fosters courage, hope and possibility in all therapeutic relationships, often working with highly sensitive and neurodiverse individuals. Robin is particularly drawn to working with adults with a late ADHD diagnosis and facilitates the online adult support group for ADHD WA. Robin is also passionate about supporting counselling students on their path towards professional practice and facilitates in ECU’s online accelerated Master of Counselling course. With a strong interest in clinical supervision, Robin enjoys her voluntary role co-facilitating an international special interest group for higher degree graduates at the Clinical Supervision and Research Collaborative. Beyond work and research interests, you will often find Robin using visual arts and writing as insightful vehicles in meaning-making and mindfulness, or spending time being exercised by her lovable boxer dog Frankie!
Dr Genevieve Armson is a Clinical Counsellor and Supervisor, registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She is also a member of the EMDR Association of Australia, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Australasia (EAPAA).
In her private practice, Genevieve provides supportive, confidential and client-centred sessions. She has a passion for assisting her clients to realise their full inner potential through strength-based counselling, education and supervision. She has been working with organisations and individuals for over 30 years, and has established a strong client base and a reputation for well-paced and relevant strategies that successfully assist her clients to reach their stated personal and professional goals.
Ermanno Bergami has been practising as a clinical psychotherapist for the last 43 years, and has run individual and group supervision for the last 10 years. In 2015, he qualified in a particular approach of Group Supervision called Intervision, and in 2018 he presented this method to The European Congress Of Body Psychotherapy in Berlin. In 2020 in Australia, Ermanno founded “Intervision Australasia”; he is also one of the Directors in Australia of Functional Analysis Psychosomatic Training. In his supervision, Ermanno uses a somatic perspective, where attention is dedicated to the physical-emotional-cognitive resonance of the practitioner.
Susan Robertson has a Master of Counselling and became a member of PACFA's College of Relationship Counselling as a Level 2 Gottman trainer and therapist. Susan specialises in helping clients diagnosed with mental illness maintain healthy relationships. After her studies in supervision, Susan achieved Clinical registration with PACFA and Accredited Supervisor status. Susan provides supervision to practitioners working in mental health at various levels. As a volunteer with St John Ambulance NSW & ACT, Susan uses her mental health professional status to inform her practice and referral.
Peter Dyke trained in counselling and psychotherapy at the University of Warwick, UK in 2001. Initially, Peter worked with a community counselling service who encouraged him to train as a supervisor. He completed a Certificate in Person Centred Supervision with Psychology Matters, London in 2004. He emigrated to Australia in 2009 and joined PACFA, serving as Secretary to Counselling Association of South Australia. In 2013 Peter completed a Certificate in Supervision in accordance with PACFA training standards. He completed Certificate IV Training and Assessment in 2013. From 2104 to 2016, Peter was Adjunct Professional with Charles Sturt University and Senior Trainer for counselling and professional supervision courses. Peter holds ARCAP Registration (Division A). Peter served as Convenor of the Canberra and Region branch of PACFA from 2016 to 2018. Since moving to Victoria, Peter has worked solely in private practice at Sternberg Clinic offering psychotherapy, consulting and supervision.
Joining the College of Supervision
The College of Supervision Leadership Group is developing the eligibility criteria for membership - details will be announced.
To contact the College of Supervision, please email [email protected].