Clinical Supervision Training

Learn about how to provide effective, quality clinical supervision to your staff.

Clinical Supervision Training

Quality supervision is consistently identified as a practice that directly benefits workers, agencies, and clients. Effective supervision increases job satisfaction and morale, ensures clients are receiving optimal care through better communication and collaboration, enables reflection and learning, and builds a culture of best practice and innovation.

This course is comprised of a mixture of theory and practice relating to supervision and covers a range of topics, including supervision models, trauma-informed supervision, contracting, feedback, legal and ethical issues, power, diversity, use of self, and action methods.

Reference is made to the difference between line management and clinical supervision, though the training emphasis is on clinical supervision. Group supervision is not covered as a specific area in this course, though the frameworks shared will be relevant.

What will you learn?

This training will enable you to:

  • Describe a range of supervision modes, methods, and models, and begin to identify your own supervision practice model
  • Identify the roles and tasks within supervision, and factors which enhance the process and ensure professionalism
  • Apply a range of techniques for giving and eliciting feedback in supervision
  • Identify and respond to issues such as culture, power, class, age, and gender in supervision
  • Consider the organisational context of supervision
  • Apply a range of skills relating to ‘use of self’ within supervision
  • Describe compassion fatigue and satisfaction, and develop a self-care plan

Relevant Audience

Practitioners already providing clinical supervision, psychologists, social workers, family therapists, counsellors, and anyone in the helping professions who is currently or soon to be providing clinical supervision, and who has the capacity to practice supervision for the duration of the course.

Workshop Style

Live stream option:

Training commences with a self–paced online module (5 hours) to complete within a two week time frame. There are then two days of live stream training, followed by another self–paced online module (5 hours). This module needs to be completed within a two week window. This is followed by a further two days of live stream training.

In person option:

Training commences with a self–paced online module (5 hours) to complete within a two week time frame. It will be followed by 4 days of in-person sessions, alongside another self-paced online module.

In general, the first half of each training day covers theory and research, and the afternoon involves practice exercises in small groups. Live supervision exercises are recommended to be carried out between each of the training days. Participants will receive course material including reading and resources packed with rich content. Demonstrations and activities keep the days interactive and engaging.

Expression of Interest

Registrations for this training are allocated on a waitlist basis. Please submit your Expression of Interest and we will be in touch with you soon.

Training at your workplace

We can customise our training to the needs of your team. See here for more information.