Clinical supervision is crucial for practitioners engaged in addiction practice. Supervision is about supporting, guiding and providing feedback and reflection to the practitioner.

It is not about personal development or therapy for the practitioners. Dapaanz advises that supervision be provided a minimum of every four weeks, and more frequently for new or inexperienced practitioners, or if the work is complex.

The dapaanz supervision guide, Aronui provides further information and guidance for practitioners, managers and supervisors.

Who can provide supervision?

It is important that supervision is provided by a more experienced, or at least an equally experienced practitioner, who has been trained in supervision. Registered practitioners must be under the supervision of a dapaanz Accredited Clinical Supervisor.

There are over 400 dapaanz supervisors throughout the country, visit our Member Directory to search for supervisors in your area.

How do I become a supervisor?

If you are seeking to become accredited as a dapaanz supervisor, you will need to provide evidence that you have undertaken supervision training and have held full registration status for two years prior to applying.

If you are not dapaanz registered but have been registered with an allied registration body for at least two years, have evidence that you’ve undertaken supervision training, and have experience in addiction, you may also apply.

Supervision Courses Currently Available

Find out more about the application or renewal process for Accredited Clinical Supervisors.