Rethinking the Term “Supervision” and the Problem with Modern Views on Self-Care

Clinical Supervisor Natalie Jack joins the podcast for a wonderful discussion about her professional evolution, as well as the role of supervision in the Allied Health community as a whole. She speaks about her beginnings as a Musical Therapist, the value of good supervisions, clinical supervision as a new graduate, and mental health first aid training programs. 

You’ll also hear Natalie share her thoughts on why the term “supervision” should be renamed, and a piece on ego and dependency between the supervisor and supervisee. Natalie also talks in-depth about her observations on wellness and mental health in the Allied Health industry, including empathy vs. compassion, burnout, and self-care. 

Topics covered on looking at supervision differently, ego and dependency in the supervisor-supervisee relationship, and mental health: 

  • Why supervision should be renamed to “supported reflective practice”, challenging and overcoming the assumption that supervisors should be older and more experienced, and resetting people’s expectations of supervision. 
  • How to make sure the person being supervised doesn’t become dependent on the supervisor, being mindful and understanding, and always being open to learning something herself as a supervisor. 
  • The differences between empathy and compassion, understanding empathy fatigue and burnout, facilitating the shift to committing to mental health and wellness, and rethinking self-care and how it’s becoming commercialised.  

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The Private Practice Made Perfect podcast is a much loved conversation for those wanting to hear real life Australian Allied Health business stories, adventures and the occasional confession.  

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