About me

This supervisor has been approved to provide supervision under the ACCESS TO SUPERVISION PROJECT.

Hi folks, my name is Casper (they/them). I’m a consumer perspective supervisor, group facilitator, and peer practitioner with a focus on alternative approaches to individual health and collective well-being. I am a Jewish-Romanian & Anglo-Celtic white person from a lower working-class background, who is queer, trans, nonbinary, and neurodivergent. I have navigated poverty, housing instability, family and sexual violence, drug addiction, suicidality, anxiety, and depression.

These experiences - along with my activism and engagement with social and environmental justice movements - inform my worldview and guide my approach to intentional peer support and consumer perspective supervision. My guiding star is my commitment to justice-doing and my belief that hopefulness and kindness can change the world.

As a white settler, I am complicit in the ongoing colonization of so-called Australia. One of the ways I acknowledge the sovereignty of First Nations People is by contributing 10% of my weekly income to the grassroots collective Pay the Rent. If you are non-Indigenous, I encourage you to do the same.

I was raised across the unceded Lands and Waterways of the Noongar, Palestinian, Bundjalung, Wathaurong, and Wurundjeri Peoples. I live in Naarm (Melbourne) with my partner and dog, and when I’m not working you can find me hiking along a creek or coastline.

This supervisor has been approved to provide supervision under the ACCESS TO SUPERVISION PROJECT. If you are a supervisee who has received an approval email/letter from the CMHL you may contact this supervisor for supervision for this project, then follow the stated processes for supervision payment.

My experience

- 2022 – 2023 Peer Practitioner: Aftercare LGBTIQA+ Suicide Support (Mind Australia)
- 2021 – 2022 Peer Practitioner: Queerspace Disability Advocacy & Connection Program (Drummond Street Services)
- 2021 – 2022 Peer Support Worker: Peer Personality Program (Barwon Health)
- 2020 – 2022 Peer Group Facilitator: ADMIN Trans & Gender Diverse AOD Peer Support Group (Thorne Harbour Health)
- 2019 – 2020 Disability Support Worker: Therapeutic Horticulture Team (Kevin Heinze Grow)
- 2017 – 2019 Therapeutic Youth Worker: Youth Residential Care (CASPA)

My current role/work

- 2023 Team Leader & Consumer Perspective Supervisor: Rainbow Door (Switchboard Victoria)

My training

- 2022 Consumer Perspective Supervision Course (inside out & associates)
- 2022 Alt2Su Training (Discharged)
- 2021 LGBTIQA+ Leadership Program (Equality Project)
- 2021 Mental Health First Aid (Mental Health First Aid Australia)
- 2021 PeerZone Facilitator Training (BrookRED)
- 2021 Intentional Peer Support (SHARC)

My approach to supervision

Within supervision, I encourage co-creating a space where we can look, listen, learn, and grow together. I invite collaboration, curiosity and mutual accountability. I’m passionate about engaging with peer workers and clinicians of all experience levels, with the hope of amplifying and grounding the incredible work of Lived/Living Experience (LLE) workers and activists everywhere. I gain as much from supervision as I hope you will. I am anchored in my practice by my own expertise, and the ongoing wisdom of the collective LLE movement and workforce.

Wherever possible, I try to combine my love of nature with my peer practice. I’m excited about shifting peer support and consumer perspective supervision from the office to the outdoors. I am happy to connect online, over the phone, or in person, and I’m comfortable working with a range of access needs. You can reach me via email at caspersela@gmail.com.

I look forward to connecting soon.

Specialty areas:
Peer support,Policy development,Strategic thinking
Mode of delivery:
In person,Phone,Online
Supervision size:

  • Monday
    • Morning /
    • Afternoon /
    • Evening
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  • Tuesday
    • Morning /
    • Afternoon /
    • Evening
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  • Saturday
    • Morning /
    • Afternoon /
    • Evening
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I am happy to negotiate availability and delivery of supervision that fall outside of the above allocated times.
Naarm/Melbourne and throughout the Kulin Nation.
Geographical area availability for supervision
For organisations paying for supervision, my rate is $150 per hour. For individuals paying supervision, I use a sliding scale of $0 - $100 per hour. I encourage self-evaluation to determine where you land on the sliding scale. For folks with inherited wealth and class privilege, please pay at the high end of the sliding scale. This allows me to offer reduced rates and free sessions to supervisees who are committed to their practice and aren’t able to access supervision at the full fee. If you are affected by daily, systemic, and inherited impacts of racism, transphobia, ableism, classism, and other oppressions, I invite you to get in touch to discuss reduced rates and free sessions.