Supervision Skills for Health & Social Service Professionals


This skills based training enables senior staff to provide effective supervision for others in their own discipline area.

  • introduces supervision as a professional development process for health & social service professionals
  • provides training and processes for one to one clinical supervision
  • provides opportunities for participants to experience the power of supervision through practice activities and work based tasks.


By the end of this workshop participants will be able to

  • define supervision, the role of the supervisor and the limits and boundaries to the role
  • establish supervision relationships
  • develop supervision contracts and negotiate goals for individual supervision sessions
  • use a range of micro-skills to enhance supervisee reflection and learning
  • manage one to one supervision sessions
  • use a range of frameworks and processes for effective supervision
  • use power and expertise appropriately in supervision contexts
  • explore models of supervision and their relevance to supervision practice
  • discuss ethical boundaries and issues in the supervision process
  • discuss cultural perspectives on supervision


  • Supervision defined
  • Issues and challenges for clinical supervision in the health & social service professions
  • Establishing supervisory relationships
  • Contracting for supervision
  • Supervisor skills and competencies
  • The 7 key skills for effective supervision
  • Maps and models
  • Frameworks for supervision sessions
  • Questions not answers
  • The Art of Feedback
  • The Supervisor's Toolbox - tools for facilitating supervisee reflection and learning
  • Supervision in Action - practice activities
  • Ethical issues in supervision

Public Course & Event Payment Terms

An invoice will be sent when you register for any course or event. All fees must be paid in full to attend. 

A 2.5% surcharge applies for payment by credit card.