March 18, 2021
Ways to Benefit from Secondary Supervision
Are you struggling to get started with your case reports?
Case reports are an essential component of the 4+2 or 5+1 internship, as they provide a valuable opportunity to demonstrate the breath and scope of your work as a provisional psychologist. However, many provisional psychologists feel quite nervous at the prospect of writing up cases for both their supervisor and AHPRA, which can lead to procrastination. This can create unnecessary stress as well as delays in meeting the internship requirements, and potentially delay your internship resulting in additional supervision costs (as the ratio of 1 hour of supervision to every 17.5 hours of psychological practice still needs to be maintained until you receive general registration) and lost earnings (as you are likely to earn more as a fully registered psychologist compared to being provisionally registered).
Another common problem with case reports is understanding the requirements and knowing how to get started. This is precisely why I created the Case Report Challenge, which provides a step-by-step process to writing a case report in just 2 weeks. The program contains short videos and instructions relating to various sections of the case report, including a clear overview of AHPRA’s expectations.
Below are some tips to help you get started:
For further support and guidance please see what’s on offer in the Case Report Challenge, or for more individualised assistance we would be happy to provide secondary supervision to discuss and review your case report.