External Clinical Placement Supervision

We invite you to become a clinical supervisor for the Master of Clinical Psychology (MCP) and Master of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy (MCP/PhD) external clinical placements which take place in the second year of the student's study program, in external hospital and community settings.

Clinical Supervisor Requirements

Clinical supervisors are required to have the following before providing supervision to students in training:
- Post-graduate qualifications from an accredited university program;
- Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) endorsement in clinical psychology
- At least two years of experience post-endorsement,
- Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) approved supervisor for the higher degree pathway.
- Formal appointment by the University as "Honorary Associate" clinical supervisor of the School of Psychology.

How do I become a Supervisor?

Supervisors must be appointed as an "Honorary Affiliate" to the University of Sydney, with appointments renewed 3-yearly. You are invited to contact the Faculty of Science Placements Officer – Psychology (Insert role based email) who will provide the necessary application documents and outline the application process. In summary this involves:-
(i) Completion of the Honorary Title Nomination and Application Form
(ii) Submitting your current Curriculum Vitae along with current Photo identification
(iii) Providing AHPRA Psyhcology Board Registration number and evidence of clinical endorsement and Psyhcology Board Approved Higher Degree Supervisor status.
(iv) Clinical Placement Description form

How is a student allocated to my service?

Students meet individually with the Clinic Director who coordinates placements, to discuss their interests and preferences . The External Placement Orientationalso supports students’ understanding and preparation for External Placements. The Clinic Director then makes contact with the nominated Placement Coordinator at the various placement sites to indicate that students are ready to be placed in line with each placement site and supervisor’s local processes.

Clinical Placement Requirements
The External placement handbook provides all relevant information regarding the supervision of clinical psychology students. Typically, clinical placements are planned to be 2 days a week for 24 over two periods: January to June and July to December. Supervisors need to complete with the student during various stages of the placement, evaluation forms (contract, mid placement review, end of placement review, trainee's evaluation form and weekly clinical logs). Please note the forms are due before the end of the clinical placement, in order to meet University of Sydney deadlines for submission of results.

Clinical Placement Requirements

Please note there is a External placement handbook which provides all relevant information regarding the supervision of clinical psychology students. Clinical placements are planned to be 2 days a week for 24 over two periods: January to June and July to December. Supervisors need to complete with the student during various stages of the placement, evaluation forms (contract, mid placement review, end of placement review, trainee's evaluation form and weekly clinical logs). Please note usually the forms are due before the end of the clinical placement, in order to meet University of Sydney deadlines for submission of results.

Supervisor Privileges

Supervisors appointed as Honorary Affiliates of the University of Sydney are entitled to some privileges such as a University of Sydney Library card and attendance at Professional Development seminars and School of Psychology Colloquiums.

Supervisors Meeting and Workshops

We recognize that Supervisors play a critical role in the training of our students. One means by which we can recompense Supervisors for their labour is by providing on-going training in the form of study days and workshops for the purposes of Continuing Education points. We will advise you of such opportunities as they come up.