Creative Approaches to Clinical Supervision

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

The workshop will consist of a small input of theory of giving supervision, some discussion and several activities, including a “fishbowl” experience. We will bring the day to a close with a plenary where the thoughts and experience of all will be valued and brought together.


09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a 30min break for lunch)
16:00 Workshop ends


Theory that is likely to be relevant either implicitly and sometimes explicitly are:
Two models of supervision that have been chosen as underlying theory because they illustrate a) all supervision is both limited and enhanced by context b) because a simple heuristic is a good internal supervisor to the supervisor. Proctor and Inskipp provide such a simple but powerful tool. A third learning model used often in the wider management world provides a map and a justification for departures from the usual talk/listen/question format of supervision:

Summary of input:

  1. The locus of supervision and the importance of context (Hawkins and Shohet model)
  2. Facing up to the normative elements of supervision when the pull is often towards the formative and restorative (Inskipp and Proctor model)
  3. Relate the need for and validity of creativity in supervision to Kolb’s Learning Cycle.

You need to commit to starting at the beginning and spending the whole allotted time with this workshop. This is to maintain confidentiality, and to keep the group “safe” for all concerned. You are not required to join in any activity that is not right for you but you are asked to maintain a respectful presence for those who do participate. You are of course asked to keep complete confidentiality with regard to any individual disclosure. The more you join in, the more fun you will have!

This workshop is suitable for any applied psychologist. Those not yet fully qualified, but with some clinical experience may also attend. It is important that you fully appreciate that the day is constructed to help the supervisor hone their skills rather than to help the supervisee make better use of supervision. Delegates are asked to bring with them a couple of cases that they might like to be supervised on in a confidential setting.

Learning outcomes and objectives 

  • To be aware of creative ways of using the supervision space that do not consist only of report plus comment
  • To assist the confidence of supervisors to use their own reflexivity in the supervision encounter
  • To provide learning and experience to support  the  initiatives in applied psychology  which emphasise leadership and supervision skills

Facilitator: Dr Peter Martin 

Peter is currently Principal Lecturer in Counselling Psychology at Roehampton University, and Chair of the Division of Counselling Psychology. He has been in practice delivering therapy for thirty years, but as a Counselling Psychologist since 2001. Peter also worked as a management consultant delivering many management courses, has a Certificate in Supervision from East London University, and is a Senior Accredited Supervisor (Individuals and Groups) of BACP.

Booking information


  • Concessions: £90 + VAT
  • DCoP members: £105 + VAT
  • Society members: £130 + VAT
  • Society non-members: £195 + VAT

Persons eligible for concessionary rates are student members of the Society, graduate members registered under Rule 15.ii, Rule 21 members, and members who are unemployed. For evidence of unemployment, we will require a copy of your job seekers allowance book.

How to book:

To pay by cheque or request an invoice complete and return the registration form.

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests more than 6 weeks before the event date.

Thu, 08/03/2012 (All day)
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 2529925

Division of Counselling Psychology & BPS Learning Centre