Advanced Supervision Training

  • The Existential Academy
  • 20th—21st Feb 2023

2-day Advanced Supervision Training CPD Workshop



The workshop is the second part of the supervision training and aims to enable students to reflect on and further develop their skills in supervising other counselling psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors. Students will be required to have successfully completed their doctoral programme at NSPC (or taken the part 1 supervision training offered through the EA) and have had one-year post-qualifying clinical experience which includes some supervisory experience.


Learning outcomes

On completion of this workshop, the successful student will be able to:


1 Have knowledge of contemporary developments and practice within supervision with reference to the evidence base.

2 Review and critically appraise supervision knowledge gained in the previous supervision module



This module will call for the successful student to demonstrate:

1 Ability to develop and maintain a supervisory alliance

2 Ability to adapt supervision approach to the level of competence and needs of the supervisee

3 Ability to provide constructive, meaningful and relevant feedback to address development needs in terms of training and/or support as a supervisor

4 Demonstrate an understanding of potential issues that may arise in supervision practice



Day 1

AM · Explore contemporary developments and practice within supervision in relation to recent research. Critically review knowledge on supervision gained from the previous module and how it has been applied to the students’ supervisory practice.

· Examine the different contexts in which counselling psychologists will provide supervision and how different organisations will have different needs. Evaluate how each context will require different aspects of the supervision alliance. Negotiating issues of dual roles within an organisation and understanding the tensions this creates. Understanding what, if any, are the relationships between supervisors and their employing organizations e.g. if both supervisors and supervisees are employed by the NHS or another large health care provider. Assessing supervision needs according to level of competence and the needs of the supervisee · Case presentation and discussion


PM · Supervision of supervision experience. Practical skills and discussion through practice (triad, fish bowl) to develop assessment of developmental needs of the supervisee as well has developing the ability to provide constructive, meaningful and relevant feedback.


Day 2

AM · Exploring issues in supervision: Relationship between Supervisee and Client · The suicidal client · The client who might need reassessment (psychotic, neurodevelopmental disorder, severe and continuing drug and alcohol problem, dementia etc) · The disclosure by the supervisee of sexual feelings for the client  · Danger signals (missed sessions, persistent lateness of the client) · Case presentation and discussion


PM · Exploring issues in supervision: Relationship between Supervisor and Supervisee · The absentee supervisee and other boundary issues · The incompetent supervisee · Breakdown in the relationship between supervisee and supervisor, disclosure of an ethical breach, risk to the supervisee  · When does supervision become therapy? · The supervision of the supervisor · Online supervision, group vs. individual, weekly vs fortnightly and so on · Deputizing to other supervisors: OK or not? · Transparency ·  Record keeping · Multiple models: OK or not?



Dr Claire Arnold-Baker, Simon Wharne

Dates : Feb 20th 21st at the Existential Academy in person - 10am-5pm 

Fees : £350 + VAT (£400 inclusive of VAT)

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20th—21st Feb 2023

£ 350.00 £350.00 each