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Online search for a supervisor improved

10 Jun 2015

Improvements to the online search for a supervisor have been launched by the Psychology Board of Australia (the Board).

The improved online search gives users access to:

  • a new secure messaging system for contacting supervisors 
  • a better search results display, and 
  • a function that allows for a search of surrounding suburbs within a specified distance.

The online search lists all Board-approved supervisors and search results show whether a supervisor is ‘available’ or ‘not available’ to be contacted. The 200 record limit for search results has been removed and users will see every single match for the selected search criteria.

A new secure messaging system helps to protect supervisors’ privacy by removing email addresses from the website and extra security measures ensure that supervisors receive only genuine enquiries from real people.

Changing availability status and supervisor email

Supervisors who had previously given permission for their email address to be published have transferred to the new system as ‘available’. Their email is no longer visible on the website but an ‘email supervisor’ option will appear in their supervisor record.

Supervisors who had previously not given permission for their email address to be published will appear in search results as ‘not available’. The ‘email supervisor’ option does not appear in their supervisor record.

Supervisors who want to change their availability status or nominate a different supervisor email address should email [email protected] so their record can be updated.

Nominating to appear as ‘available’ does not obligate a supervisor to take on any new supervisees who make contact but indicates that a supervisor is open to the possibility of a new supervisee and allows users of search for a supervisor to send an enquiry message. A supervisor can then decide if they are currently interested in providing the type of supervision being sought.

More information about the online search for a supervisor improvements will be emailed to all Board-approved supervisors this week.

FAQ for both search users and supervisors are published on the Find a supivisor page.

For more information

  • Lodge an online enquiry form
  • Fr registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 9275 9009 (overseas callers)
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200
Page reviewed 10/06/2015