Super.Vision Training Programmes

By:  05/12/2011
Keywords: Training Programmes, Psychotherapists, supervision training

Supervision Training Programme for experienced professionals. The Professional Training Course in Supervision is held over nine weekends giving a total of 126 hours of training contact, meeting IAHIP and IACP recommended criteria. The course includes a weekend facilitated by Robin Shohet, supervisor, author and trainer.

The course focuses on the Skills, Theory and Practice enabling participants to become competent in the supervision of individuals and groups of Psychotherapists and other professionals while working in a Humanistic, Integrative and Creative way.

Who should apply?

  • Psychotherapists / Counsellors who have considerable experience and are beginning or have worked in supervision
  • Health care and helping professionals who are responsible for staff supervision
  • Health care and helping professionals, who supervise colleagues or other professionals
  • Professionals (teachers, carers, community workers etc) who wish to develop their supervision skills and / or provide supervision.

Course content / learning outcomes:

  • To be aware of the goals, tasks and functions of supervision and learn how to work with them
  • To be ware of how individuals and groups learn and apply this to supervision
  • To become competent in the use of reflective practice as a learning tool
  • To understand the theory and models of supervision
  • To be able to set up, contract for, maintain and terminate a supervisory arrangement effectively
  • To understand and form a good supervisory working alliance
  • To help supervisees use supervision effectively
  • To work with individuals, group and organisation in supervision
  • To write supervisory reports and evaluations
  • To work as an ethical supervisor

Learning methods:

  • Role play
  • Lecture / discussion
  • Supervision of supervision
  • Exercises


Self, peer, trainer

Please contact Super.Vision for the next course date, venue and cost.

The Super.Vision Training Programme is held annually in various locations in the West of Ireland.

Application Procedure:

Contact: Annie Sampson at Super.Vision, StoneHaven Psychotherapy Centre, 2 Quin St, Limerick.
Mobile: 087 2320525

Application Process

  • A Completed application form
  • €30 non-refundable interview fee

The next Super.Vision Training Programme will start in October 2012.

Supervision is offered to psychotherapist and counsellors who are in training, pre accredited and accredited with IAHIP and IACP. Supervision fulfils the criteria of these professional bodies and can be arranged at a frequency which suits both the supervisee and supervisor. individual and group supervision is available.

Supervision is offered to professionals who work closely with other individuals or groups. This provides the worker or supervisee with emotional and psychological support in their work, an opportunity to reflect on their work and work practice enabling them to continue to develop professionally while providing the best possible service to their clients. Supervision appointments are arranged to suit the supervisee and supervisor in either individual or group situations. The supervisee or worker benefits from supervision through having a safe space to discuss their work. Supervision also provides an opportunity to review their practice so allowing for continual professional growth and development. The benefit of supervision for the employer is a worker who feels supported both emotionally and psychologically in their challenging work so reducing worker stress. Supervision offers the chance for the worker to review and improve the quality of service received by their clients due to the continuing reflection on their work practice. This also enhances the professional development of the worker due to the reflective practice employed.

Group supervision is available to supervisees in groups of two upwards, though the proportion of group members to time is recommended at half an hour per person. This means that a group of four people will have a two hour supervision session. The advantage to the supervisee is that there can be greater learning in a group due to the input of other group members and in general the greater body of knowledge held in the group For the employer group supervision can be more cost effective than individual supervision. It can offer a group of workers the opportunity to enhance their work as a team as well as drawing on the knowledge and expertise of their co workers.

Supervisees benefit from supervision training through their enhanced use of supervision. For workers in a supervisory role, supervision training enables the supervisor to provide more effective supervision. The supervisor will learn the skills and theory of supervision giving them a sound rationale by which to be effective supervisors. The course offers practice of supervision skills, which enables the participants to facilitate emotional and psychological support to the supervisee, while giving the supervisor method of reflective practice which enhances practice and learning. Training courses are designed through consultation with the organisation to suit the specific needs of that organisation. Content, course length and cost are negotiated and agreed to suit each organisation.

Trainees on Professional training courses for psychotherapists, counsellors and other professions can benefit for short workshops on supervision. This gives the trainee information and knowledge on supervision, its goals and tasks enabling the trainee to become a better supervisee and receive the supervision they need. Workshops are designed to meet the needs of the training organisation.

Keywords: Psychotherapists, supervision training, Training Programmes