Supervision is an essential part of contemporary dietetic practice. It has potential to enrich a dietitian's work and support them to build a meaningful and satisfying career that they can engage in long term. I have received professional supervision throughout my working life as an APD in varying roles including Food Service Management, Research, private consulting (in-patient, disabilities) and private practice with a disordered eating focus (including bariatric surgery). When done well, it has been a key ingredient in building professional confidence and managing the many challenges common to APDs. I found it deeply reassuring to have a place in supervision for reflective practice and to integrate my ongoing learning.
As well as formal supervisor training, my experience as a supervisor is informed by my work in a diverse range of practice areas, tertiary teaching and learning experience (8 years) including counselling skills in the Master of Dietetics as well as postgraduate counselling and psychotherapy qualifications.
I have limited availability to offer individual supervision sessions in a virtual format.