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Professional Supervision

Professional Supervision is just one other service that NorthPsych offers.

What is professional Supervision?

Professional Supervision is a respectful and collaborative relationship where the AHPRA approved supervisor provides superlative support in refining therapeutic practice, based on relevant research. It is also an opportunity to examine concerns and challenges within diverse work contexts, and to experiment with innovative approaches. Intellectual rigour and practical guidance is offered to improve skills and accountability, according to professional ethics and boundaries.

The importance of excellent Professional Supervision…

More effective therapist and reinvigorated professional identity
Continuous self improvement and reflexivity
Accountability to clients, families and communities
Broadened knowledge resources and up to date with relevant research
Increased job satisfaction and a reconnection with skills and values

Our Practice Principle and founder Michael T MacDonald, has been an approved APHRA supervisor for 15 years. He is a Clinical Supervisor at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), Macquarie University and Sydney University, and regularly consults with schools, the family court, professional, medical and community organizations such as Lifeline, and the Association of Independent Schools.

Michael MacDonald is an APHRA Board approved supervisor for;

Pathway: Higher Degree program
Pathway: Registrar Program Area of practice: Clinical psychology Supervisor type: Principal & Secondary
Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Principal
Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Secondary
Pathway: Registrar Program Supervisor type: Secondary

Our senior associate Psychologist Sekneh Beckett is an approved APHRA supervisor. She offers clinical supervision for skilled medical and community practitioners in private practice both nationally and internationally via Skype; staff and students at Macquarie University, PhD candidates; Managers – Department of Education, Department of Juvenile Justice, NSW Health PANOC, ACON and teams within SWSAHS, SEAHS and the non-government sector.

Sekneh Becket is an APHRA Board approved supervisor for:

Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Secondary
Pathway: 5+1 Internship Supervisor type: Principal
Pathway: 4+2 Internship Supervisor type: Principle

Contact for Supervision bookings, or fill out the contact form above.

Approved Supervisors


Michael MacDonald

Clinical Psychologist

Mike is a Clinical Psychologist and the founder and director of NorthPsych.  He has more than 20 years experience working in Adult and Child therapy.  While Mike brings his wealth of education and experience to all types of therapy, Mike is a specialist with child, adolescent and family therapy. Read more.


Sek Bekett


Sekneh Beckett is a registered psychologist, international lecturer, invested in the ongoing pursuit of learning and refinement of her therapeutic endeavours. Read more.