Professor Pretorius provides psychology supervision for Psychologists and Registered Counsellors both in private practice and who are employed in a variety of settings. Additionally, she has overseen over 25 PhD students and over 63 Masters students in their psychological research. Her lifelong experience as an academic and trainer of Psychologists and her vast experience on the Professional Board for Psychologists equip her as a supervisor for Psychologists with varying degrees of experience.

She has served as Vice-Chairperson of the Professional Board for Psychology, Chairperson of the Education Committee, Chairperson of the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Committee, Member of the Preliminary Committee dealing with disciplinary cases against Psychologists, and on the CPD Committee of the HPCSA. She still assists the Professional Board for Psychology with ethical issues and scope of practice issues. Professor Pretorius’ supervision sessions with Psychologists and Registered Counsellors are CPD accredited.

Psychologists, Registered Counsellors, Psychometrists and many other professions that work with people require some kind of supervision.

Supervision entails the practitioner meeting regularly with another professional, usually with supervisory training or mentoring, to discuss casework and other professional difficulties in an organised manner. The goal is to help practitioners learn from their experience and grow in competence while providing excellent care and service to their clients. Learning should be applied to all aspects of employment, including planning, diagnosis, and treatment.

1How often should I see my supervisor?

Some professionals prefer to meet with their supervisor at least once a month; however, others prefer once every few months or as the need arises.

2Why is it essential to have a supervisor?

When you reach a fork in the road in your research, or you have questions regarding casework and other professional difficulties, a skilled supervisor can guide you to the best outcomes.