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Supervising the Trainee Therapist

Online | 1 Day | 28th May

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Supervising Trainee Therapist

Supervising Trainee Therapists is a challenging and rewarding endeavour. 

 

Clinical Supervision “is generally rated the second most important contribution to one’s professional development, immediately behind direct experience [of] working with patients” (Norcross & Goldfried, 2019, p. 396). Supervisors are also considered gatekeepers of the profession of psychotherapy and enjoy both the benefits of senior membership of professional practice, along with the challenges of an ever changing landscape of training standards, competencies and research.

In particular, supervising trainee therapists is a challenging and rewarding endeavour. This short one-day course introduces supervisors to working with contemporary trainee therapists and provides insights from research and contemporary practice on how to enhance practice with early stage development therapists and trainee therapists.

 

 

What are the benefits of doing this course? 

Supervisors will gain a refreshed insight into the needs of the trainee therapist and the supervisors role in supporting the development of the therapist in training. This workshop will tease out the model of support that a therapist in training requires, including focusing on the multifaceted supervisory roles involved in same. Supervisors will also explore the challenges of supervising contemporary trainee therapists and delve into common factors in contemporary supervision from an evidence based perspective. 
CS “is generally rated the second most important contribution to one’s professional development, immediately behind direct experience working with patients”

(Norcross & Goldfried, 2019, p. 396).



Course Details

 

DURATION: 1 Day    START DATE: 28th May 2021

 

TIMETABLE: Friday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm 

 

AWARD: PCI College Certificate of Attendance

 

VENUE: Live-Classroom 


covid-10-addendumIn compliance with COVID-19, the classes will be delivered as live online lessons via Microsoft Teams, which is a platform built on Office 365. It is a secure platform and follows the compliance capabilities.

Syllabus

 

CONTENT

  • Introduction & Check-in
  • Exploring the challenges of supervising contemporary trainee therapists (state of the union)
  • Supervisor roles in trainee therapist development (implications for practice);

- Supervisor as gatekeeper

- Supervisor as mentor/model

- Supervisor as educator

- Supervisor as therapist

- Supervisor as evaluator

  • Common factors in contemporary supervision (research findings)
  • Summary and close

 

OUTLINE OF THE WORKSHOP 

  • Introduction & Check-in
  • Exploring the challenges of supervising contemporary trainee therapists (state of the union)
  • Supervisor roles in trainee therapist development (implications for practice);
  • Supervisor as gatekeeper
  • Supervisor as mentor/model
  • Supervisor as educator
  • Supervisor as therapist
  • Supervisor as evaluator
  • Common factors in contemporary supervision (research findings)
  • Summary and close 

 

Key evidence-informed principles when conducting supervision:
1.    Cultivating a warm, trusting supervisory alliance
2.    Attending to alliance ruptures and managing countertransference
3.    Using informed consent and a written contract (goal setting)
4.    Observing what supervisees actually do in session
5.    Focussing on supervisee competencies and attaining minimal levels of those
6.    Providing plentiful formative feedback and occasional summative feedback
7.    Modelling or demonstrating skills to be learned
8.    Teaching technical, relational and conceptual skills to supervisees
9.    Monitoring the progress of supervisee’s clients/patients
10.   Maintaining proper boundaries and modelling ethical conduct
11.   Documenting what transpires in supervision (and any deficits in supervisees)
12.   Attending to the cultural identities of all participants in the supervisory triad
13.   Individualising supervision to the singular supervisee and particular context.
(Watkins, 2017) – common factors in clinical supervision

Entry Requirements

 

ELIGIBILITY

Accredited supervisors with the IACP, IAHIP or BACP or those actively supervising trainee therapists in any context, or who intend to do so as a step toward career progression.

 

IT SKILLS: Students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course.

 

Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on the application.

 

Course Fees

 

FEES 

Full Price: €100

PCI College Graduate & Student*: €80

*PCI College Student rate applies to BSc Degree and Postgraduate students only

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants are invited to book online using the book now. Applications must be accompanied by the payment of the full course fee. Applicants are entitled to a refund if they decide to cancel within 14 days of receipt of their booking, and didn't participate on the course. Please note that the name used on your application needs to be the same name that you have on your passport.

 

Fees are non-refundable in all personal circumstances. The College makes every effort to avoid altering course times, course commencement and conclusion dates. However, should any changes be necessary, you will be notified at the earliest opportunity. All courses run subject to demand and the formation of a viable class cohort. A full refund will be given to all applicants in the event that the class does not proceed

 

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