The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) is a National progressive professional peak association of counsellors and psychotherapists with over 5,000 individual members

Professional Development


Type of Activity: Supervision
Objective of Course / Workshop:

The objective of this Training Program is to develop supervisory skills within a person-centred, Reflective framework.  Using a person-centred and creative approach, this program supports supervisors to develop skills that will equip them to supervise practitioners across a range of different modalities and presenting issues.  The program is strongly influenced by the latest research in neuroscience and underpinned by person-centred principles and a compassionate approach.

Registered Supervisors can participate in any of the sessions to claim professional development points.


Course / Workshop Outline:

DAY FOUR This workshop provides experiential opportunities for supervisors to explore the meaning of compassion within the supervisory and therapeutic relationship and the potential of self-compassion for positive change.

OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:


·        Compassion / empathy

·        Avoiding burnout

·        Mindfulness

·        Implications for supervisors:

·        Compassionately identifying own limitations and limitations of supervisees

·        Encouraging supervisees to practice compassion and self compassion

·        Courageous and compassionate conversations

·        Addressing competence

·        Addressing personal issues that may be impacting on a supervisee’s work

·        Addressing bias

·        Maintaining standards

Courageous conversations


Start/End Date: 26/06/2020 to 26/06/2020
Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Super Vision for Supervisors Cheryl Taylor & Joanne Ablett
Contact Name: Jo Ablett / Cheryl Taylor
Contact Phone: Jo 0417078792 Cheryl 0421281050
Contact Email:
Qualifications: Master of Counselling; B.Ed, ; Dip. Ed.; Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision; Cert IV Counselling Supervision

Jo Ablett and Cheryl Taylor have a solid foundation of supervisory training and experience gained over more than a decade of practice as Supervisors. They are both registered Supervisors with ACA, AAOS, ACSA and PACFA.  For five years Cheryl and Jo have provided professional development for supervisors. Cheryl is currently employed as a lecturer and supervisor at Cairn Millar and Jo is a Senior Trainer for Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia.

Address: 22 Kookaburra St
Address 2:
Suburb: Frankston
State: VIC
Parking: Street
Is there disability parking and entry? No
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea
Registration URL:
Cost ($): Professional Development $300 per day, Training program $1800
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

Please note: overall supervisor training which includes all 6 workshops is $1800 or $300 per day.

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