Eligibility for Clinical Supervision Award
The Clinical Supervision Awards are offered in 2017 for the first time at the International Conference.
Three awards are available and include:
‘Best Conference Presentation on Clinical Supervision’,
‘Best First-time Conference Presenter on Clinical Supervision’
‘Best Poster on Clinical Supervision’
Abstracts assessing eligibility for the ‘Best Conference Presentation on Clinical Supervision’, ‘Best First-time Conference Presenter on Clinical Supervision’ and ‘Best Poster on Clinical Supervision’ will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Primary focus of the presentation is current CS practice involving mental health nurses in Australia
- Introduction and background, including the aims and objectives and scope of the project/process
- Reference to theoretical influences underpinning the work (eg. model of CS)
- Project description including challenges in undertaking the project/process and how they were responded to/overcome
- Implementation process/project outcomes and evaluation
- Discussion including barriers and enablers to engagement in CS by mental health nurses
- Implications for mental health nursing (eg. contribution to new knowledge, implementing and sustaining CS practice, clinical and/or policy development) and any implications noted for consumers/carers/community)
- Oral Presentations: Overall presentation including audience engagement and discussion
- Poster Presentation: Overall presentation incorporating Criteria above in a creative and visually appealing manner
Clinical Supervision Consultancy – Paul Spurr & Associates have instigated the Clinical Supervision Awards to support mental health nurses and build on the interest of ACMHN members in Clinical Supervision. MHNs have the benefit of CS as being a necessary part of their professional practice, including inclusion as a requirement for credentialing, and Clinical Supervision Consultancy considers that Clinical Supervision should therefore be embedded in some way at every ACMHN Conference. The ACMHN Clinical Supervision Pre-Conference Forum in 2015 was a great success and ACMHN has the opportunity to take the lead amongst other health disciplines who have a growing interest in Clinical Supervision.
It is hoped that the sponsoring of the awards for 2 years, and potentially further into the future, will bring ongoing benefits – to encourage those who are working hard at the ‘coal-face’ to sustain and develop MHN practice; to increase knowledge and awareness of CS; to create enthusiasm for MHNs to engage or re-engage in Clinical Supervision; to promote further research, and stimulate networking in relation to Clinical Supervision.
Awards & Value:
Best Conference Paper on Clinical Supervision: $500
Best first-time conference presenter: $250
Best Poster: $250
Clinical Supervision Consultancy – Paul Spurr & Associates