Clinical Supervision PLUS

Delivering high quality services in Clinical Supervision


The mission of Clinical Supervision PLUS is to support nurses to grow professionally and personally through the practice of Clinical Supervision.


The vision of Clinical Supervision PLUS is to support nurses in all locations and settings across Australia, to engage in Clinical Supervision.


The values of Clinical Supervision PLUS are ‘safety’, ‘self-care’, ‘trust’, and ‘transformation’. These values are essential for the following reasons:

  • The safety of clients, consumers, patients, or residents is a core focus of nurses worldwide.
  • Nurses must take the time out to self-care by reflecting on their practice, building their professional capabilities, and protecting their own health and well-being.
  • In the profession of nursing, trust is a central component to supporting clients, consumers, patients, or residents and delivering effective, high-quality care. In Clinical Supervision, ethical and trusting alliances between the Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Supervisee form the basis of effective, high-quality, reflective practice.
  • Education leads to the transformation of individuals, families, groups, communities, and nations. Education about Clinical Supervision leads to the personal and professional transformation of all those who engage with the process of Clinical Supervision.



The services offered by Clinical Supervision PLUS are delivered by registered health professionals, including Registered Nurses who are experienced in the provision of Clinical Supervision and Clinical Supervision education.

Catherine Hungerford
Catherine Hungerford
Dr Catherine Hungerford is Registered Nurse, Credentialed Mental Health Nurse and endorsed Nurse Practitioner. She is also Adjunct Professor, School of Health, at Federation University, Australia; first author of the key textbook, Mental Health Care (Wiley); and author of over 60 other research articles related to mental health and illness.
Catherine has extensive experience as a clinician (mental health, primary healthcare, and general nursing); educator (clinical and academic); nurse leader (clinical and executive), manager (front-line management, project management, area management, policy, executive management); and researcher.
A particular passion of Catherine’s is supporting the delivery of flexible options to support nurses in their work. She established Clinical Supervision PLUS to open up the available options for those keen to engage in clinical supervision and clinical supervision education .
Fiona Richardson
Fiona Richardson
Fiona is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent over 16 years in the Australian Army as a military psychologist in a wide range of settings, including deployments to war and natural disasters zones. Outside of the military, she has worked in public health and private practice.

Fiona has experience working with clients with diverse needs, including older children, adolescents, young adults, adults and older adults, from a range of cultural backgrounds. Her areas of interest include supporting people who experience anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, body image concerns, low self-esteem, and interpersonal difficulties. Fiona also has niche areas of interest, including trauma, mood disorders and with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Fiona is committed to working as part of a multidisciplinary team, particularly for clients with complex needs. She encourages her clients to share information about the other health providers with whom they are linked, with a view to working together to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients.

Fiona was raised in rural and remote locations in Australia and has worked in remote Aboriginal communities. She has three young children (one of whom has a disability) and understands first-hand the challenge of trying to balance a career with family life.
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Donna Hodgson
Donna Hodgson
Donna Hodgson is a Registered Nurse and Credentialed Mental Health Nurse. She is passionate about professional development activities, such as the giving and receiving of Clinical Supervision and supporting the education of others in Clinical Supervision. Donna is also committed to ensuring those she supports understand the connection between the evidence-based theory and the practice of mental health nursing. Given this, Donna has a long history of educating, coordinating, and mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate nurses in the specialty area of mental health.

Since commencing providing care to people with mental illness, some three decades ago, Donna has worked in numerous roles, and holds the honour of being the first nurse in Australia to be appointed as a Clozapine Coordinator under the First National Mental Health Plan. Additionally, Donna worked for a number of years as the Clinical Nurse Consultant in the acute adult inpatient unit, and as a Clinical Manager in the community.

In recent years, Donna has enjoyed participating with like-minded colleagues on research and mental health nursing practice projects and is the co-author of a textbook and papers related to mental health nursing, scope of practice, disability and educational frameworks.

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