Part 2: Two day Skills Based Training

Format

The two day skills based interactive workshop encompasses the requirements for PsyBA approved supervisor skills training ensuring participants develop the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes for supervisor status.  Participants will develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of competency based supervision and be able to incorporate the specific skills required to be a competent supervisor.  This workshop is equivalent to 14 CPD hours.

By the end of the two day skills based workshop participants will:
  • have practiced and feel competent to establish a supervision alliance
  • have developed skills to establish a supervisory contract and learning goals matched to the supervisee and their workplace
  • understand and have confidence in the requirements for each of the Board’s supervision programs
  • understand when and how to apply reflective practice in supervision
  • have awareness of different techniques and methods that stimulate the supervision process, and promote the development of independent supervisees
  • understand and have confidence to manage ethical and challenging professional issues that can arise in supervision
  • have awareness of and be able to manage diversity issues in supervision
  • have the skills to evaluate performance and give effective feedback in supervision
  • have a clear understanding and be able to apply a competency based framework to all supervision provided in accordance with the Board's requirements
Topics include:
  • review and understanding PsyBA supervision requirements, purpose, goals and evaluation
  • learning processes and models of practice in supervision
  • establishing competency based supervision
  • the supervisory relationship – getting the most out of supervision for the supervisor and supervisee
  • live demonstrations – setting up supervision, contract setting, reflective questioning
  • reflective practice theory and practice – how to foster independent and competent supervisees
  • supervision interventions, using videos and tapes in supervision,
  • assessment of skill acquisition
  • structural considerations: individual and group supervision, contexts, Skype and tele-health
  • techniques and methods in supervision: case consultations, writing activities (log books, journals, process recording, structured case review forms and live observation)
  • supervision relationship issues (awareness and sensitivity to diversity)
  • dealing with difficulties in supervision (e.g. relationship issues, supervisee resistance, structural issues)
  • evaluation and performance  in accordance with PsyBA requirements
  • the role of self-reflection and self-evaluation

Practical resources and all readings and learning materials are provided to participants.  The workshop is interactive and involves small group activities, class exercises and discussion of learning materials.