Supervision skills training: Workshop 1 – Essentials of Supervision

This is the first of a series of four workshops to facilitate supervisors, or would-be supervisors, to develop, reflect on and refine their own personal practice, tailored to their approach, the context in which they work, and their client group/s.

Completion of this series of four workshops confers eligibility to apply for entry onto the Society's Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) via the approved training route. The register is designed to recognise psychologists with special expertise in supervision.

The workshops are spread out to allow delegates time for reflection and practice, and preferably should be attended sequentially where possible. Feedback from previous delegates has stressed how valuable this course has been for their development as supervisors, and as supervisees.

Provisional timetable
09:30 Registration/tea and coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:00 Workshop ends


This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of supervision and aims to facilitate exploration and understanding of what supervision can be.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • To consider definitions of supervision
  • To define principles of good supervision
  • To manage a supervision session   
  • To practice, observe and receive supervision

Facilitator: Dr Linda Charles CPsychol

Linda is a Chartered Psychologist and is registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the HCPC. Linda works in independent practice offering psychological assessment, psychological therapies, supervision and training. She was the Clinical Governance and Training Manager for a large healthcare provider Employee Assistance Programme for some years and gained extensive experience of supervising, clinical complaints, audit and training. She provides clinical supervision to a range of professionals including psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists in a variety of settings. She has offered training in supervision for the Society for several years and the courses have been well received and attended. Over the years, she has contributed to the development of some innovative services, including an internet-based Supervision service. Linda has a background in teaching.

Booking information


  • Non-Society Member: £234 (£195 +VAT)
  • Society Member: £156 (£130 + VAT)

From 1 January 2013:

  • Non-Society Member: £252 (£210 + VAT)
  • Society Member: £168 (£140 + VAT)

How to book:

This workshop is fully booked. 

2013 Supervision skills workshop programme dates:


    Workshop 1   

    Workshop 2   

    Workshop 3   

    Workshop 4   

 18 January

 1 February

 9 March

 26 April

 15 February

 8 March

 28 June

 12 July

 22 March

 24 May

 8 November

 6 December

 10 May

 7 June



 4 October

 18 October















Fri, 04/10/2013 (All day)
Contact Information: 

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

BPS Learning Centre