The Challenges of Supervising Risk in Counselling and Psychotherapy

2 days 9:30am – 12:30pm 6 CPD hours

Course Brief

This online two-half-day live training event for supervisors will provide an opportunity, drawing on supervisory scenarios, to identify and discuss some of the personal and professional anxieties supervisee’s might have about working with risk and ways in which these might present in the parallel process in supervision.

Research tells us that student and qualified therapists alike will often turn to their supervisor for help at times of challenge when working with clients at risk of suicide. This, in turn, places a burden on supervisors in being able to identify the anxieties and fears their supervisees might bring into the supervisory relationship. It is additionally uncommon for supervisor training courses to fully prepare supervisors for their work in this area.

This online live training event for supervisors will provide an opportunity, drawing on supervisory scenarios, to identify and discuss some of the personal and professional anxieties supervisee’s might have about working with risk and ways in which these might present in the parallel process in supervision.

These scenarios will focus specifically on working with suicide risk, with learning applied to other risk presentations.

It will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss the challenges of supervision in this area and, in doing so, develop ideas for good practice and ways in which they might support their supervisees and themselves as supervisors constructively and appropriately.

Course Essentials:

LIVE ON ZOOM

Two half-day modules, in the morning of 8 - 9 March 2022

Duration of each module: 3 hours

Time: 9.30 AM - 12.30 PM UK time

CPD Hours: 6

Full course recording will be available to all participants.

Attendance: in person or watching as a recording.

This course comes with 6 CPD Hours.

This course is suitable for those working with trauma, for non-specifically trauma-focused practitioners, and for managers and supervisors in the mental health and social care sector.

This course counts as a follow up training for all SDS Students who have obtained SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision (BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision). You accreditation extends accordingly after this training.

It also stands as a stand-alone CPD training.

Course Tutor

Prof Andrew Reeves
Associate Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health

An Associate Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health at the University of Chester, as well as Director, Colleges and Universities for the Charlie Waller Trust.