Part 2 Three day workshop


This 3 day workshop involves 3 x 7 hour days equivalent to 21 CPD points

The aim of this workshop is to provide a framework for conducting and evaluating effective clinical supervision using a competency-based framework incorporating reflective practice. Participants will develop the necessary skills for setting up a rewarding clinical supervision relationship, considering the systemic issues of their workplace/team and client group, so that supervisees maximise their clinical learning and practice. The workshop is experiential offering participants opportunities to practice and review skills in the role of supervisor. The 3 day workshop builds on the learning received in the online course. 



At the completion of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • understand the key concepts involved in setting up and maintaining a collaborative clinical supervision relationship, using evidence based practice and considering professional practice and workplace guidelines 
  • have a well-defined theoretical understanding from which to base clinical supervision practice
  • identify the roles and responsibilities within a clinical supervision framework, including consideration of the ethical and legal parameters of clinical practice
  • discuss prospective supervisor’s and supervisee’s knowledge and understanding of the supervisory process
  • be able to identify the supervisee’s strengths and needs for supervision
  • demonstrate and provide information on how to structure individual, peer and group supervision sessions
  • explore and provide a framework on how to give feedback regarding clinical practice and case management
  • learn how to deal with ‘crises’ and stressful situations which may arise for the supervisee in regards to their clinical practice
  • identify and provide information on how to evaluate supervision sessions and maximise supervisee professional development
  • develop skills to balance both administrative and clinical responsibilities 


Course Outline

Day 1

Learning Objectives

  • to develop best practice skills in supervision 
  • to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the practice of supervision and the balance between administrative and clinical supervision 
  • to offer opportunities to practice 
  • setting up effective based supervision
  • using a competency based lens
  • determining learning goals
  • using reflective questioning techniques in supervision
  • using feedback tools


Day 2

Learning objectives 

  • reviewing the supervisees work
  • Use of case presentation formats, role play, live supervision
  • supervision processes (including 7 eyed model, Hewson and Carroll (2016) 
  • [e.g. notable incidents, pleased platform, supervision triangle resources)
  • feedback and evaluation
  • Models of feedback (formative and summative)
  • ethical issues
  • Reviewing various ethical dilemmas; supervisor responsibilities 
  • restraints and trouble shooting
  • self-care of the professional 


Day 3

Assessment of Supervisor Competency Skills

This is the formal assessment day. Final assessments will include a live, in real time 60 minute formally assessed Supervision sessions. 

Each student will rotate through 3 three positions; Supervisor, Supervisee and Observer. Each position is to be completed over a 60-minute period.  All students are to bring real and relevant issues for supervision to the workshop. 

Goals of competency evaluation:

  1. Demonstrate supervision skills and knowledge
  2. Provide an opportunity to reflect of what you have learnt and how you will put knowledge and skills in practice
  3. This is an assessment task to evaluate your ability to conduct a supervision session, provide effective feedback and use relevant tools facilitating a competency based reflective supervision session.