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Supervision Training


This is an ACWA endorsed CPD program conducted by Supervision Training Services.

Supervision Training Services offers the ''RISE UP Model'' of clinical group and individual supervision training. This three day program is designed for prospective supervisors and based on globally benchmarked curriculum with concepts gleaned from best practice. 

The training with equip supervisors with the competencies needed for offering supervision and the theoretical knowledge that, when combined with appropriate practical experience, can serve as a foundation for a career as a counselling supervisor professional in either a service or an academic setting.

The Supervision course includes 3 components:
  • an online component consists of reading & videos
  • 14-hour two-day workshop 
  • 7-hour one day assessment of competency that includes a 60-minute formal assessment
The textbook, in conjunction with the four videos, will give you a solid grounding in the theory of supervision and how it is theoretically applied. The questionnaire is a pre-requisite to attending the course as it will require you demonstrate that you have read and understood the textbook.

As a participant you will learn:
  • about the capacity of supervision.
  • how to acquire knowledge and techniques according to the various supervision models in order to be effective in the supervision process.
  • to understand systems in a supervision process and a way to use the process to maintain a system of integrity with counsellors.
  • to develop confidence and a better understanding of how to deal with supervision situations creatively and with clarity.
  • to develop intervention and collaboration skills.
  • to raise awareness for change and learning processes in supervisors, counsellors and organisational structures.
Learning context
This program aims to enhance personal growth and skill development in the supervision field and it offers:
  • experiential workshops, theory and practice
  • case study and theory assignment application
  • working with own organisational issues
  • on course handouts and exercises related to the candidates’ developmental process
  • trainer and peer feedback on personal and skill development
  • working with live case studies
As part of your pre-course study, you will be supplied with a workbook and questionnaire. You must allocate at least two weeks (minimum of 40 hours) plus full time attendance at all face to face days for your training to be verified and accredited. 

Where and when
15-17 February 2020, Sydney NSW
27-29 March 2020, Melbourne VIC
16-18 March 2020, Adelaide SA
28-30 April 2020, Hobart TAS
12-14 June 2020, Melbourne VIC
13-15 June 2020, Sydney NSW
26-28 June 2020, Adelaide SA
15-17 August 2020, Sydney NSW
28-30 August 2020 Melbourne VIC

Registration and enquiries
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Get the ACWA birthday discount

Supervision Training Services is generously offering ACWA members a 50th birthday gift of a $100 discount to attend its training in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart or Adelaide.

To take up this offer, email info@supervisiontrainingservices.com.au or ring 0412977553 with:
  1. Your personal/contact details
  2. Your ACWA member number
  3. The state you are interested in attending the training in
Supervision Training Services can also come to you. Training packages can be tailored to suit the needs of your organisation and staff. Contact Barbara Matheson at info@supervisiontrainingservices.com.au or phone 0412 977 553 to discuss.  

This is an ACWA endorsed CPD activity. Members can claim CPD hours for their participation.