Supervision Skills: Workshop 4 - Ongoing Development - Supervision of Supervision

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

This is the fourth day of the supervision programme. This day emphasises and models supervision of supervision, providing opportunities to bring together learning and practice. Participants should prepare to bring their own agendas for further exploration and consideration in pairs and groups. The overarching aim of this stage of training is to provide essential ongoing support for those working as supervisors.

It is an essential requirement that participants have attended at least one, but preferably all of workshops 1-3 in this programme. It is advisable to attend after a period of practical application. Workshop 4 provides an ongoing, open, development forum.

09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
Workshop starts (there will be a 30min break for lunch)
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 supervision workshop will run 3 times during 2011. Supervision 4 will also run on 19 July.


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.

The 4-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 revisit, consolidate and enhance previous learning and application
  • To reflect on ‘real-world’ practice and experience
  • To provide further reflection and exploration of the theory and practice of Supervision
  • To practice, observe and receive Supervision of Supervision

In addition to the objectives above, delegates are helped towards exploring contracting in supervision, the underlying functions of supervision, helping supervisees to prepare for supervision and enhancing learning in 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

BPS Members: £130 + VAT

Others: £195 + VAT

Please note: There a maximum of 14 places on this workshop. This supports a highly participative forum, which provides a comprehensive foundation to the theory and practice of supervision.

How to register

This event is fully booked.


The Society's London office

30 Tabernacle Street



Fri, 11/11/2011 -
09:30 to 16:00
BPS Learning Centre