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Anthony Santen

S.A.C. Dip. (Adv. Psychotherapy) MCH CLC NLP

Recipient of the CCPA Counselling Book Award 2018

Structured Peer Group Supervision

Every 3rd Friday of the month 10am-1pm (3 hours) our Affordable Counselling Supervision Group meets.

In each meeting we:

  • Provide a safe place where like minded individuals can share experiences.
  • Discuss and share ways to improve our knowledge, competencies as well as direction of individual cases.
  • Bring up case studies and situations which require additional attention.
  • Bring awareness to Safe and Effective Use of Self in the therapeutic relationship.
  • Discuss strategies for the effective safeguarding of the welfare of the client, the profession and the supervisee.


$50 for 1 session (3 hours -based on availability)

$135 for 3 sessions (9 hours - your seat is reserved for 3 sessions)

$250 for 6 sessions (18 hours - your seat is reserved for 6 sessions)

(1 Guest session per person is free based on availability)

Individual Clinical Supervision

I use a developmental model of clinical supervision with a psychodynamic supervision approach, rooted in Humanistic-Existential Psychology. Allowing the supervisee to explore becoming an independent and competent self-directed practitioner. You may be starting out quite shy and careful, needing a safe container to discuss clinical direction and approach, or you may be more confident in working with your own clients in your own way. Each supervisee has their own needs for supervision, ultimately to become a competent, congruent and relevant professional colleague in their own right.

At this time I am not taking on any Individual Supervisees for Clinical Supervision. Please contact me for opportunities coming up in the near future.

Cost: $85 per 60 minutes incl. tax

Definitions of Structured Peer Group Supervision and Clinical Supervision

While the exact definition of 'Clinical Supervision' may change before April 01, 2016, the CRPO has currently published the following regarding Supervision.

Clinical Supervision
Clinical supervision means a contractual relationship in which a clinical supervisor engages with a supervisee to:

  • promote the professional growth of the supervisee
  • enhance the supervisee’s safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship
  • discuss the direction of therapy, or
  • safeguard the well-being of the client.

Clinical Supervision can be individual, dyadic or group. Group supervision may include Structured Peer Group Supervision if the latter:

  • is formal and structured; and
  • includes at least one group member who meets the College’s definition of a Clinical Supervisor (prior to proclamation, this is a practitioner who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy).

Structured Peer Group Supervision differs from Group Clinical Supervision, in that the latter is led by a Clinical Supervisor, whereas the former includes at least one member who would qualify as a Clinical Supervisor but is an equal participant (not the leader). Structured Peer Group Supervision often occurs in an institutional setting but may be formalized outside such settings.

Informal “peer supervision” i.e. unstructured discussion of clients with colleagues, is not considered an acceptable form of supervision for registration purposes.

Other Allowable Forms of Supervision (for grandparenting applicants only)
Facilitated team meetings or case conferences to discuss client clinical issues are considered Other Allowable Forms of Supervision and can be used only by applicants using the grandparenting route to registration.


Clinical Supervisor (Revised April 10, 2014)

In the first three years following proclamation, a clinical supervisor is a regulated practitioner in psychotherapy in good standing with her or his College*, who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy and who is competent in providing clinical supervision. Upon proclamation of the Psychotherapy Act, practitioners who are receiving supervision from an unregulated practitioner will have a grace period of one year to transition their supervision to a regulated practitioner who meets the above requirements.

Three years after proclamation, a clinical supervisor must be a regulated practitioner in psychotherapy in good standing with her or his College, who has extensive clinical experience, generally five years or more, in the practice of psychotherapy, and who has demonstrated competence in providing clinical supervision.