Centre of Excellence

At Birchtree, we are passionate about developing excellent clinicians.

Our Centre of Excellence has a range of specific training and education pathways for practitioners offering supervision, support and internships.

Clinical Registrar Program 2019

The Birchtree Centre is currently seeking clinical psychology graduates interested in expanding their knowledge and confidence in working with complex trauma.

The Clinical Registrar Program is offered at 2 days per week, with one day being a Saturday. All referrals will be provided by the centre. Registrars will be supervised in the provision of treatment for complex trauma, addictions and eating disorders.


All registrars will be supervised by one of the co-directors of Birchtree Centre of Excellence: Jace Cannon-Brookes and Dr Sophie Reid.

Professional Development Offered in the Program

Registrars will also be offered attendance at the five Masterclasses offered throughout the year.

Registrars are able to assist with the Survivor Workshops and the Family and Friends workshops offered in the twelve months from commencing their position.

Desirable Criteria

Previous experience working with developmental trauma, eating disorders, domestic violence, addictions, adolescents.


  • Administration of the clinician’s own practice software, client bookings and schedules, adherence to Medicare requirements, and payment schedules
  • Assessment and management of client attending for psychological intervention
  • Provision of evidence based clinical psychology intervention in the treatment of client mental health difficulties
  • Attendance at team meetings, master classes and training days
  • Attendance at fortnightly supervision
  • Ongoing Professional Development as per AHRPA requirements

To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV with two referees (at least one from a clinical placement) to our Practice Development Manager chloe@birchtreecentre.com.au.

Application closing date: 30th November 2018
Interview date: 14th December 2018
Start date: From 18th February 2019

  • At Birchtree, there are a number of Clinicians who are approved by AHPRA as Clinical Supervisors of Clinical Registrars.
  • Supervision can be provided both to Registrars who are accepted to work at Birchtree as well as to those employed in other locations.


  • A centre piece of Birchtree Workshops is the Long Limbs of Trauma 2 day Workshop, run a number of times in both Sydney and rural NSW.
  • Professional development workshops are regularly offered by Birchtree Clinicians
  • These workshops offer training in topics such as:
    • Working with Complex trauma
    • Psychotherapy of Binge Eating – Both a Problem and a Symptom
    • Psychotherapy of Addiction – Rebuilding Relational Connections

Expertise for Agencies

  • Birchtree clinicians offer on and offsite Faculty Expertise in the fields of Complex Trauma, Addiction and Eating related concerns to a variety of Government, Non-government and Private Agencies.

Individual Supervision

  • Birchtree Clinicians all offer Individual Supervision to therapists within their areas of expertise.
  • Please contact clinicians via email – info@birchtreecentre.com.au addressing email to the clinician you would like to book supervision with.

Specialist Group Supervision

  • Birchtree Clinicians also offer Specialist Group Supervision.
  • Birchtree Clinicians have also offered Group Supervision to Agencies wanting specialist guidance when working with trauma, addiction and eating disorders. These supervision sessions can occur on site in the agency or at Birchtree.

PhD & Masters Supervision

Dr Sophie Reid and other Birchtree Associates are research focused clinicians who are experienced at designing, implementing and testing clinical interventions.

Dr Sophie Reid has supervised PhD, Masters and Honours students to successful completion.

PhD research projects, Supervision, and Co-supervision are available at Birchtree. Please email our info@birchtreecentre.com.au to discuss further.