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Event Details - Certificate of Attainment (COA) in Supervision Training Course - Rise Up: 21 to 23 February 2020

Title: Certificate of Attainment (COA) in Supervision Training Course - Rise Up: 21 to 23 February 2020
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

The RISE UP 3-day face to face ACA Approved Clinical Supervision training course is designed to provide training for health professionals in clinical practice, particularly those who wish to become eligible to apply for listing as a Supervisor, and for membership to the premiere College of Supervisors under ACA.

Your presenter has extensive experience in private practice and supervision, affording you insight into cases and supervision issues.

Only current Level 2 and above ACA Members who complete the training will meet Supervisor registration criteria.

The COA in Supervision training course will enable the graduate, as a minimum, to:

define the role of a Clinical Supervisor;

identify the goals of supervision;

describe the supervisory relationship; demonstrate the skills required for conducting diverse supervision interventions; and provide effective evaluation;

present effectual feedback to supervisees;

successfully undertake a variety of supervisor administration tasks and address the ethical and legal considerations of supervision.

Course / Workshop Outline:

This training encompasses approximately 24 hours of face to face supervision training and 40 hours of pre-course study. The training culminates in a formal assessment phase. This meets the specified criteria for the current ACA Supervision Training Standards (2013).  10 hours OPD & 6 hours supervision.

The course runs from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm over 3 days, with short breaks for morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.

Overview of Program:-

o Theory of Supervision

o What is Professional Supervision?

o What skills does a professional supervisor need?

o What will be covered in a session of professional supervision?

o What are the different settings and forms for professional supervision?

o What are the Supervisor and Supervisee’s responsibilities?

o Legal and risk management issues in the Allied Health Industry

o Legislation

o Front-line management professional supervision

o Issues in applying Professional Supervision

o Resistant supervisees

o Note taking and record keeping

o Mental Health Issues and Supervision

o Transference potential

o Stress, Anxiety, Conflict and potential Burnout

OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:


The first day focuses primarily on theory and is spent working through the RISE UP workshop manual and includes completing supervision scenarios.


Day 2 begins with viewing and critiquing of a Supervision session, followed by a session working through scenarios from the workshop manual in triads. The afternoon sees a supervision case study expounded, and then participants do a practice session assessing and supervising 30-minute supervision in triads, as preparation for the final day assessment phase.


This is your formal assessment day where each student rotates through a triad rotating through the three positions of Supervisor, Assessor and Supervisee. Each position is completed over a 60 minutes period.

RISE UP Training Philosophy

There are no role plays in The RISE UP training program. The philosophy is that you can’t learn the real from the unreal.   All students are to bring real and relevant issues for supervision to the course. Revisiting an old issue that you still dwell on is also fine. The assessment phase is the perfect opportunity to discuss a real supervision issue in safety outside your usual work environment.  Please ensure that the issues are of a nature that you would discuss with your supervisor and not personal counselling issues.  Using the text and completing the questionnaire will give you a good indication of the scope of the issues that you may choose to bring.

Start/End Date: 21/02/2020 to 23/02/2020
Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Dr Rebecca Braid, Eden Therapy Services; Tony Wroe, Rest Counselling
Contact Name: Jenny Pierson
Contact Phone: 02 9907 0044
Contact Email:
Qualifications: Dr Braid: PhD, MSW, BSW, GradDipC&FT; Mr Wroe: BT&D, GradDipC

Dr Rebecca Braid has been a practicing social worker for 35 years in hospital settings, and community based organisations, and has worked in private practice for 25 years. Rebecca has been supervising social workers, healthcare professionals, managers, business owners and clergy for many years.  She has completed this COA in Supervision training course and is licenced to present the course. Over the years in private practice Rebecca has run training courses in complex trauma, and spirituality and therapy for therapists.   Rebecca’s acceptance into the Australian College of Social Workers reflects her advanced standing and contribution to the industry.

Tony Wroe has extensive experience as a trainer, implementing behavioural change in corporate environments, major government departments and local municipal councils. He has also been involved in organisations at a pastoral care level for 35 years. Tony holds a GradDipCounselling and is currently studying a Masters of Counselling. Tony is currently working in private practice and has done so for  three years, and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association.

Address: Suite 1
Address 2: 318 Sydney Road
Suburb: Balgowlah
State: NSW
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 ($): $900 + GST
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

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