Professional Development Day: Supervision skills, dilemmas and challenges - Birmingham, 20 March 2013

Supervision skills, dilemmas and challenges - Delivered by Sally Despenser


Thinking of becoming a supervisor? Thinking of updating your skills as a supervisor? Want a stimulating and safe space to explore and discuss some dilemmas and challenges? This one-day interactive course will examine the multiple tasks of supervision: safeguarding the interests of the client, supporting and challenging supervisees, thinking about the impact of different settings, and monitoring ethical standards. It will focus mainly on the supervision of individuals rather than groups. Activities will include experiential work in small groups, discussion and tutor input, and there will an opportunity to practise skills as a supervisor and supervisee using case material supplied by delegates and the tutor (as appropriate).

(This course follows on from the PDD supervision course piloted in 2012, and will incorporate new material.)

Tutor Biography

Sally Despenser has a passion for designing and delivering courses to meet the needs of adult learners. She draws on 30 years of professional experience in a wide range of settings.

She is currently in practice as a counsellor, supervisor, trainer and writer. She designs and delivers courses for professional development, and has written several online CPD learning modules for BACP (including one on supervision).