Supervision Master Class: Key Supervision Skills

Clinical supervision is a key part of the training of mental health professionals, and is seen as a necessary requirement for maintaining standards post-qualification (e.g. BPS, 2003), essential to clinical governance and professional development. This workshop will focus on the key skills necessary for effective supervision, and will review relevant models, theory and research as well as provide opportunities for experiential learning . It is aimed at those with some experience of supervision, who are keen to re-fresh skills and reflect on their practice.

Provisional timetable

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


This workshop is intended for applied psychologists with some experience of supervision.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • To understand and use key models and current research findings to enhance supervisory practice
  • To understand characteristics of effective and ineffective supervision
  • To develop skills in effective contracting for supervision, and for the supervisory relationship
  • To gain an understanding of the factors which facilitate and impede effective feedback in supervision
  • To develop key skills in giving feedback in supervision 

Facilitators: Dr Helen Beinart CPsychol AFBPsS & Dr Sue Clohessy CPsychol

Helen Beinart is Director (Clinical and Professional) on the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology and has written and taught widely on supervision. She is author of a chapter on Models of supervision and the supervisory relationship, in Fleming, I. and Steen, L. (2011), Supervision and Clinical psychology and has published with Sue Clohessy on clinical supervision in Beinart, H., Kennedy, P. & Llewelyn, S. (2009), Clinical Psychology in Practice. She has conducted her own research and supervised 5 doctoral dissertations in the area of Clinical supervision and supervisory relationships resulting in 2 measures of the SR, the Supervisory Relationship questionnaire (SRQ) published in BJCP (2010) and the Supervisory Relationship Measure (SRM). She has over 30 years experience as a clinical supervisor.

Sue Clohessy is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, and has worked as a clinical tutor on the Oxford DClinPsych course for 11 years, where she leads the supervisor training programme. She has developed an introductory course on clinical supervision for local supervisors of the Oxford course, which is BPS Learning Centre Approved. She has extensive experience in training on supervision, and is particularly interested in the supervisory relationship. She completed a post-qualification doctorate in this area in 2008. She has co-authored chapters on supervision, and is currently writing up her research for publication.

Booking information


  • Non-Society Member: £90 (£75 + VAT)
  • Society Member: £60 (£50 + VAT)
  • DCP Member: £30 (£25 + VAT)

From 1 January 2013:

  • Non-Society Member: £95 (£79.17 + VAT)
  • Society Member: £63 (£52.50 + VAT)
  • DCP Member: £33 (£25.50 + VAT)

How to book:

Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.

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 at least 6 weeks before the event date.

Tue, 14/05/2013 (All day)
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9925
Fax: +44 (0)116 227 1314

Division of Clinical Psychology & BPS Learning Centre