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Event Details - Wheel of Supervision Part 1 - Worldview of Supervision

Title: Wheel of Supervision Part 1 - Worldview of Supervision
Type of Activity: Relevant Course Work
Objective of Course / Workshop:

5 day training designed to impart understanding of the intent, inter-relational themes, tasks and responsibilities of the supervisory relationship.

This course is now an ACA accepted course of study to qualify appropriately qualified counsellors to train as Supervisors and apply for registration with ACA for membership in the ACA College of Supervisors.

Face to face training is 36 hours with pre-course study, follow-up supervision practice sessions and written assessment

Course / Workshop Outline:

1. Philosophical foundations

2. Models and frameworks for supervision

3. The supervisory inter-relationships

4. Authenticity and Responsibility

5. Modes of Presentation

6. Group, team and individual supervision

7. Legal and ethical issues

8. Working with difference

morning sessions from 9.30 to 12.30pm with 20 min break afternoon sessions from 1.30 pm to 4.30pm with 20 min break 

OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

Day 1 Morning      Introduction to the role of supervisor   
Creating safety

Day 2 Morning      What informs my supervision?
           Afternoon   Theories of therapy, personal values                            

Day 3 Morning      Modes of Supervision 
         Afternoon    Client issues, dynamics of power  

Day 4  Morning     Understanding the Client  
           Afternoon   Understaning the Supervisee

Day 5   Morning    Professional Practice 
            Afternoon  Personal model and further self-development 


This course is 36 hours in total







Start/End Date: 15/06/2020 to 19/06/2020
Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider: Dr Alison Strasser & Adam McLean
Contact Name: Alison Strasser
Contact Phone: 0431 401 659
Contact Email:
Qualifications: Strasser: DProf (Psychotherapy & Counselling), MA, BA Hons, McLean: M Counselling,, Grad Dip Psych/Couns, BCHC, BN

Dr Alison Strasser is a practising psychotherapist, coach and clinical supervisor. She has been instrumental in creating the existential curriculum for a variety of counselling and psychotherapy trainings in Australia.

Adam McLean is a psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice, a clinical supervisor, educator and trainer with more than 30 years experience. He is a faculty member of the Jansen Newman Institute. 

Address: Centre for Existential Practice
Address 2: 4/144 Cathedral Street
Suburb: Woolloomooloo
State: NSW
Postcode: 2011
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 ($): $1100 - 36 hours training
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

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