Dr Nicolas Kessous, MAPS

Pronouns: He/him/his

Clinical & forensic psychologist, Board-approved supervisor, Registrar program principal supervisor (Areas of practice: Clinical & forensic psychology)
Baccalaureate of arts (Honours psychology), Magisteriate of arts (Psychology, Concentration in forensic psychology), Doctorate of psychology (Clinical psychology)

Dr Nicolas Kessous psychologist

Five words that describe my style as a supervisor:

Curious & empathetic
Collaborative & flexible
Promoting professional autonomy

What is it like to be in a room with me as a supervisor?

I aim to promote supervisees’ sense of self-efficacy, by providing a structured, reflective, informative, and encouraging space to acquire, develop, and maintain core competencies in psychological practice, from theoretical knowledge to practical skills to self-awareness.

Books that have influenced my work as a psychologist:

The Gift of Therapy
by Irvin D. Yalom

The Myth of Psychotherapy
by Thomas Szasz

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

The Psychology of Criminal Conduct
by Donald A. Andrews & James Bonta

Circumstances under which I provide supervision:

  • Registrar program leading to area of practice endorsement (clinical psychology)
  • Registrar program leading to area of practice endorsement (forensic psychology)
  • Re-entry program after period of not practising
  • The transitional program for overseas-qualified applicants
  • Supervision for fully registered psychologists
  • Supervision for other mental health professionals including social workers, counsellors and psychotherapists
  • Secondary consults
  • Supervision related to AHPRA complaints
  • Supervision for court reports
  • Supervision solely for written assessments

Areas that I am happy to provide secondary consults on:

  • Assessment of sexual offending risk
  • Treatment for sexual problem behaviours

My therapeutic approaches:

  • Risk-need-responsivity model of correctional rehabilitation
  • Good lives & Self-regulation models of treatment for people who have sexually offended
  • Acceptance & commitment therapy
  • Client-centred therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Compassion-based approaches
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Strengths-based approaches

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