Supervision Courses

Supervision Skills for Health & Social Service Professionals

Unitec Certificate - Level 5, 5 Credits

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

Duration:  2 days
Group size: max. 20
Available:  Public course / In-house


In-house Training

All our training courses can be delivered in-house. Enquire about running this training course for your organisation.