1st Edition

Handbook for Provisional Psychologists in Training Psychological Practice and Supervision

By Alexa Kambouropoulos, Connie Harris Copyright 2022
    210 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    210 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides provisional psychologists in training with a comprehensive and practical understanding of the specific skills and competencies required in the profession, during placement and beyond, in varied settings.

    Handbook for Provisional Psychologists in Training supports the personal and professional development of provisional psychologists undertaking the Master of Professional Psychology and brings together current research findings with practical insights and resources. It covers all aspects of practice for trainees, such as establishing professional relationships and maintaining professional boundaries, applying evidence-based theory to practice, utilisation of psychological treatments, communicating with clients about treatment, making referrals and self-reflective practice. It also enables provisional psychologists to prepare for psychological practice in varied settings, including working with children, adults, and diverse populations.

    This book will be helpful to all provisional psychologists but particularly those undertaking the Master of Professional Psychology 5+1 pathway.

    1. Preparing for Psychological Practice 2. Working with Children in Schools 3. Working with Adults 4. Working within Diverse Contexts 5. Supervision 6. Managing Professional and Personal Risks 7. The Psychology Board of Australia + Internship Program 8. Life After Registration


    Alexa Kambouropoulos is a registered psychologist with over 25 years of experience within the tertiary education and previously in the adult mental health sector. She received her PhD in 2008 from Monash University and is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy at The Cairnmillar Institute.

    Connie Harris is a psychologist and has a background as a registered nurse and experience in social welfare. Connie has completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Monash and Deakin Universities. She is currently working in private practice.

    ‘This is a very practical book, specifically targeting the challenges of training as a provisional psychologist in Australia. Dr Alexa Kambouropoulos is a leading academic and supervisor in this field, having supported hundreds of trainee psychologists in their journey toward registration as a psychologist.’
    Kelly Watt-McMahon, Coordinator of Master of Professional Psychology, The Cairnmillar Institute, Australia

    ‘This Handbook makes for essential reading for both students and lecturers, who will benefit from the various evidence-based practice guidelines outlined. It bridges the practice-theory chasm making it a critical resource for provisional and early career psychologists preparing to work across varied settings.’
    Professor Andrea Reupert, Monash University Faculty of Education, Australia