Supervision Skills: Workshop 1 - Introduction to Supervision Skills

This is the first workshop of a comprehensive four-day workshop programme.

This day focuses on the fundamentals and provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of Supervision. It is suitable for novice and experienced supervisors.

09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee

10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a 30min break for lunch)

16:00 Workshop ends

Workshop 1: Introduction to supervision skills
Workshop 2: Enhancing supervision skills
Workshop 3: Models of supervision
Workshop 4: Ongoing development - supervision of supervision

Each workshop in the supervision programme will run three times during 2011. Workshop 1 will also run on 27 January and 11 May.


In 2009 the Society introduced a Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors. Applicants for the Register are required to provide evidence of formal training in an agreed set of Supervision skills. This training will support psychologists towards registration as a recognised provider of supervision. The training balances theory and practice whilst promoting experiential learning.

More information can be found on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors section of our website.

The four-day supervision course aims to facilitate supervisors (or would-be supervisors) to develop, reflect on and continue to develop their personal approach, which has validity for them as individual practitioners, the context in which they work and their client group. Generic key concepts, skills, and approaches are explored with a view to transferability and application across the many different types of supervision required.

Feedback from previous delegates has also emphasised the value of the course for their development and efficacy as Supervisees. The course is suitable for anyone involved in providing Clinical Supervision across the helping professions.

The course provides a structured and comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of supervision, and ongoing opportunities for support and continuing development as supervisors.

The workshops are spread out to allow delegates time for reflection and practice, and preferably should be attended sequentially where possible.

Learning outcomes and objectives

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

Facilitator: Dr Linda Charles, CPsychol

Linda is a Chartered Psychologist is registered as a counselling psychologist with the HPC.

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 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 and is currently developing an internet-based Supervision service. Linda has a background in teaching.

Booking Information

Target Audience

This workshop is suitable for Trainee and Chartered Psychologists of any division, or any professional involved with clinical supervision.

  • BPS Members £130 + VAT
  • Non-members £195 + VAT

Please note: There a maximum of fourteen places on this workshop. This supports a highly participative forum, which provides a comprehensive foundation to the theory and practice of supervision. In addition to the objectives above, delegates are helped towards exploring contracting in, the underlying functions of supervision, helping supervisees to prepare for supervision and enhancing learning in supervision.

How to register

Register online on the BPS Shop.

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


Society's London Office

30 Tabernacle Street



Thu, 22/09/2011 -
09:30 to 16:00
BPS Learning Centre