Supervision Essentials for Dietitians
Connect, Reflect and supercharge your skills
You may have heard of supervision, but not sure exactly what it is, who it's for and why it's so important for Dietitians.
We are still in our infancy in recognising supervision as an essential component of ethical and client-centered practice. A support framework which takes good care of us, AND supports us in elevating our skills with clients, groups and communities.
Here, ten experienced Dietitian Supervisors have collaborated to bring you their experiences, wisdom & reflections for us through a variety of platforms including interview, video, audio and writing.
Clinical supervision is a support mechanism for practising professionals that promotes personal and professional development within a supportive relationship.
In this process we can share clinical, organisational, developmental and emotional experiences with selected professional(s) in a secure and confidential environment. This can promote high ethical standards and develop clinical expertise, and address client issues in an objective manner. This process will lead to an increased awareness of other concepts including accountability and reflective practice
Grab your pen and paper as we dive down, and hope to answer the most common questions you have about supervision. Thanks for being here!
Director, The Mindful Dietitian
What you'll find here:
StartStart here: Introduction to Supervision Essentials with Fiona Sutherland (28:31)
StartFiona Sutherland with Tara McGregor
StartGrace Wong, RD on what you can expect, & how do you know supervision is going well?
StartMarci Evans on why supervision is the cornerstone of Dietetic work & preventing burnout (4:59)
StartTracy Brown, RD on nuance, clarification & getting into the mess (7:05)
StartRebecca Scritchfield on learning, growing & the value of messing up - together
StartFiona Sutherland with Evelyn Tribole (16:57)
StartAnna Lutz on bringing your best to supervision (4:11)
StartHeidi Schauster on passing on wisdom in community & doing hard work, effectively. (3:34)
StartJennifer McGurk on the value of exploring our own stuff & getting the support you need (5:49)
StartFiona Sutherland with Laura Kiely
StartKatherine Zavodni busting myths on supervision! (5:02)
StartDownload - Understanding Supervision with Jessica Setnick
StartFind a Supervisor, Resources & References
Fiona is an Accredited Sports Dietitian and Director of The Mindful Dietitian & Body Positive Australia. She has been practising for over 15 years primarily in the areas of eating behaviour, eating disorders, body image, sports nutrition & education/training. She has been integrating the Non Diet Approach into Dietetic practice for over 12 years, and is passionate about supporting Health Professionals to develop skills in understanding more about the complexities of client presentations, and how we can focus on wellbeing. As an Eating Disorders specialist, Fiona has a particular interest in binge eating and finding evidence-based, compassionate ways of working with people in larger bodies.
Fiona is also a Sports Dietitian, working with emerging professional dancers at The Australian Ballet School and host of The Mindful Dietitian Podcast.
Fiona is a dedicated mindfulness practitioner and Yoga Teacher, bringing a particular emphasis on mindful eating and the intersection of food environment, eating psychology and body image into her work and training. She has trained in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), MSC (Mindful Self Compassion) and MB-EAT (Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training). Fiona is guest lecturer within Deakin University Dietetics course within the areas of eating behaviour, Body Image, counselling skills and the Non Diet Approach.