QPASTT, Brisbane, Australia
Clinical supervision plays an integral role in supporting frontline staff working with survivors of refugee related trauma. While there are advantages and disadvantages to providing internal clinical supervision, QPASTT has found that providing consistent internal supervision can lead to effective service delivery. Additionally, applying a consistent framework enables support of frontline workers
in the prevention of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout. All clinical supervisors at QPASTT are trained in the framework and are required to be able to work flexibly within it to meet the needs of the individual supervisees. This presentation will highlight the components of the consistent supervision framework at QPASTT and the benefits of this not only at an organisational level but also individual staff level whilst also addressing some of the challenges this framework encounters.