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Advanced Supervision Skills

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

This practical one day course can be taken as a module of BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision or as an independent training for experienced supervisors. The course addresses common supervisory issues when working with Supervision Groups, conducting internet based supervision or supervising other supervisors. With plenty of opportunities for asking questions and sharing your own problems and successes in clinical supervision, this course is the perfect opportunity to refresh and fine-tune your practice as a supervisor.

This one day course addresses three separate advanced supervision issues:

  • Running Supervision Groups (as opposed to 1:1 supervision)
  • Conducting internet based supervision (inc. email, texting and Skype based supervision)
  • Supervising supervisors

Running Supervision Groups

Supervision groups are one of the most commonly used supervision models, yet with the least written about them combined with the need for the most demanding skill set.

The course will exam a number of issues including:

  • Group supervision skillset for supervisors
  • Advantages and limitations of group supervision
  • Peer group flat structures vs fixed supervisor facilitator vs rotating facilitator
  • The use of supervision group exercises
  • Group processes as they apply to supervision groups and how to manage them
  • To use or not to use parallel process in supervision groups

Conducting internet based supervision (inc. email, texting and Skype based supervision)

As is the case in many areas, internet developments in the supervision field move at a rapid rate with a current gravitation towards Skype base supervision (with email and text following closely behind). There are a number of issues that this raises including:

  • The legal position of both supervisors and supervisees – particularly client confidentiality and “actual record” of the supervision session
  • A different supervisor/supervisee interactive skillset for internet supervision?
  • Supervisor and supervisee competency requirements for technology that updates on a frequent basis
  • The effects of technology on the supervisory working alliance, on normative supervision function and supervisee disclosure
  • Visual vs Non-visual and immediate vs non-immediate internet supervision

Supervising Supervisors

There is a real dearth of guidance or even recognition of the need for supervisors receive supervision for their own work with practitioners. Many supervisors in private practice either combine this need with their own practice supervision or ignore the issue altogether. In employed environments, there are many supervisors who may supervise supervisors but receive no guidance on what their role is or its aims. Professional bodies also frequently ignore the whole question. This course will address the following:

  • The argument for supervision of supervisors.
  • The formal relationship between a supervisor and their own supervisor
  • What should the aims of such supervision be?
  • Supervisor skillset – a new skillset or simply a new application?
  • A template for supervising supervisors

This course is available for in-house training.
For further details on in-house training visit: http://www.sdsinhouse.co.uk

"I really enjoy the training. I found it stimulating, thought provoking and have a lot of information to take into my supervisory practice. Many, thanks to Paul, yourself and the rest of the team."
N.D., Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching, Manchester

Early Bird Price: £150 + VAT (£180) per delegate to include refreshments and course materials. This discount is available on bookings made more than 1 month prior the course date event.
Regular Price: £180 + VAT (£216).

Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 7 CPD training hours after completing the course.

SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision:
This course gives you SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision, Level 3 (Advanced). This level of accreditation gives you a Certificate of Completion (Advanced) with Assessed Academic and Clinical Competence, as well as an access to the course materials and other resources. It also enables you to state in your CV that you have SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision Level 3 (Advanced) with Assessed Academic and Clinical Competence and use the qualification, CSAccred.(Advanced) in your title. Read how to obtain SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision, Level 4 (Clinical Proficiency).

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Course Leader:

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Paul Grantham is the founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training. Paul is the author or editor of over 34 training films within the psychotherapy training field over the last decade and both commissions and provides training in a range of contemporary psychotherapy fields. Paul commissioned SDS Seminars’ BPS Approved Introduction to CBT – a course which has recently (June 2015) seen its 1000th student successfully complete. The BPS Approved Essential Clinical Supervision Skills devised and delivered by Paul is one of the very few non-university based Supervision courses which confers eligibility to the BPS’ Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.

Paul is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine and is an Accredited CBT Therapist. An extremely informed, clinically experienced and humorous speaker he is known for his emphasis on the practicalities rather than just the theory of client-based work.

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