ICAN Learn is committed to supporting the financial counselling sector by providing accessible and affordable professional supervision and related education for

  1. Individual financial counsellors
  2. Groups of financial counsellors
  3. Financial counsellor professional supervisors

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Professional supervision in groups [PSG]

Professional supervision in groups provides an opportunity for high level professional supervision discussion in a group setting. It facilitates conversations between financial counsellors, explores various elements of professional supervision and facilitates professional development and a way to meet membership obligations.

Professional supervision for supervisors [PSS]

ICAN Learn expert financial counsellor professional supervisors host each session to facilitate supervision for professional supervisors. Participant are able to request specific discussion items to promote relevant conversations and topics.

Who are our professional supervisors?

ICAN Learn has teachers who are financial counsellors and meet the requirements of the financial counselling sector to provide professional supervision. All have expertise in various areas and love sharing their knowledge and support with other financial counsellors.

Donna Letchford – Located in Victoria – expertise in family violence complex case work

Michelle Ludwig – Located in Victoria and teaching nationally

Tracey Grinter – Located in Victoria; expertise in disaster, problem gambling, complex casework

Lisa Simpson – Located in Queensland, formerly Victoria;

Jill McKinlay – Located in Queensland; expertise in counselling, problem gambling and complex casework

Sharon Trebse – Located in Victoria; expertise in elder abuse, complex casework

Tukie Belanzategui– located in Queensland; expertise in working in prisons, mental health, complex casework

Is there a fee for these services?

There is a fee for services but there is no ongoing commitment, just register and attend for each session as you wish.

  • PSG $50 per 1.5 hour session
  • PSS $60 per 2 hour session
  • Individual professional supervision $100 per session
  • Specific agency group requests by arrangement

What are the benefits?

Our services give you

  1. An opportunity to develop expertise and build professional skills
  2. An opportunity to link with other professional supervisors across Australia
  3. Access to an annual 2 hour education session [offered twice per year] on a relevant topic
  4. Individual support for curly challenges
  5. Certificate of attendance to use for peak body membership purposes

Join our next Group Professional Supervision session

9 September 2022 1000-1130 $50 Register and pay here

19 October 2022 0930 -1100 $50 Register and pay here

6 December 2022 1400-1530 $50 Register and pay here

Join our next Professional Supervision for Professional Supervisor [PSS] session

This session has one hour of professional supervision and one hour of education [CPD]

18 November 2022 1000-1200 AEDT $60 Register and pay here

Do a professional supervision refresher

1 November 2022 1400-1530 AEDT $60 Register and pay here

How big are the groups and how will it be structured?

Group numbers are capped at 8 as per National Professional Supervision Policy.

Refresher only session is capped at 10.

Sessions are structured as per policy and focus on wellbeing, casework and other related matters that assist the wellbeing of financial counsellors. You can contribute to the agenda!

What will the focus of the education sessions be?

Education sessions will be focused on relevant topics such as managing secondary and vicarious trauma; supporting someone when there are agency challenges; maintaining empathy in the professional supervision relationship; the impacts of parallel processes; exploring lenses of supervision etc. Consideration is given to topic requests.

Annual Update for professional supervisors

Most jurisdictions want their professional supervisors to undertake an annual update on professional supervision. Our annual update is held at the end of each year, so that you’re ready for the upcoming membership year! The annual update revisits core principles and highlights an education topic.

our next annual update will be held on 1 November 2022 at 1400 AEDT [1300 AEST]

Want to find out more?

email professionalsupervision@icanlearn.edu.au