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Professor Analise O’Donovan

Analise has been the team leader on a number of supervision training programs, including STAP which has been running since 2004. Analise has run over 50 supervision-based workshops, training over 1500 supervisors with consistently high evaluations. She has also had a number of awards for teaching, including a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2009.

Professor David Kavanagh

David was senior Chief Investigator in the development of an Allied Health Supervision Training program implemented in Queensland Health, and was one of the initial STAP team members. He was closely involved with the initial preparation of materials for the STAP 2-day workshop, Evaluation component and Refresher workshops. David has facilitated a number of supervision-based workshops and has published widely in the area as indicated on his CV.

Judi Pears

Judi has more than 20 years’ experience working with people across most industry sectors, including small "boutique" businesses, large corporate companies, government and educational institutions. She has gained a good understanding of the issues impacting on people at work. Her work focus is around executive coaching, leadership development, group facilitation and mediation services. She uses an evidence-based approach, drawing on material from the leadership, positive psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness and emotional intelligence fields. As well Judi has a wide experience in providing supervision to students, new graduates and experienced practitioners seeking external supervision. She has been an active participant in developing the practicum program for Griffith University’s Organisational Psychology Post-Graduate Program, where she assists students to develop their professional skills and work in accordance with the ethical standards expected of a psychologist. She also provides supervision of students undertaking internships, and for those seeking endorsement as an organisational psychologist.

Dr Aaron FrostDr Aaron Frost

Aaron is a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience. He joined the STAP team in 2011, and has primarily been involved with the facilitation of workshops. Aaron has proved to be a very competent presenter, receiving consistently excellent ratings from participants. Aaron has been running workshops for the last 15 years, and has also completed a number of “train the trainer” workshops, e.g. with Scott Miller as part of the International Centre for Clinical Excellence (ICCE) and is a certified trainer with ICCE. Based on his experience, knowledge and skills developed over years of training, he has been invaluable in assisting with the updating and revitalising of the current STAP materials, which has resulted in somewhat improved feedback from participants. He has been tracking his own outcome data and seeking client feedback for 7 years and more recently has become the director of Benchmark Psychology; a private practice dedicated to the principals of monitoring and feedback as the basis for clinical excellence. Aaron has trained over 500 psychologists as part of their supervisor accreditation process. He has also undertaken train the trainer training.

Dr Stan Steindl

Stan has worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice at Psychology Consultants Pty Ltd since 1999. He has also supervised students as part of the UQ post-graduate clinical psychology training program throughout that time. He is an adjunct Associate professor in the UQ School of Psychology. He is also has extensive training experience, running highly engaging and practical workshops on topics such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behaviour therapy, mindfulness-based relapse prevention, and compassion and self-compassion.

Ms Elsa Green

The STAP administrator, Ms Elsa Green, has been administrating the program since 2009, and is intimately acquainted with all the processes. She has also been closely involved with discussions of what policies and processes will need to be changed for the new program if successful. Elsa has exceptional interpersonal skills and has demonstrated ability in managing the range of issues with which the office will often deal with.

There are a number of Evaluators available to mark DVD’s. All of these individuals are registered psychologists and highly experienced supervisors, representing a range of specialities to ensure that participants can request someone who matches their speciality area to evaluate their DVDs. Our team strongly believes that markers should be experienced psychologists to be able to provide accurate and meaningful supervision, and if we add new evaluators over time, they would also have to meet stringent criteria to be able to evaluate.

 

All STAP evaluators have to have passed the current STAP program (i.e. 2-day workshop, evaluation process and Master Class courses) and also undergone extensive training specifically to be an Evaluator.