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Professional Development

Event Details - Supervision Training Course, Perth, WA: 16 to 18 March 2020

Title: Supervision Training Course, Perth, WA: 16 to 18 March 2020
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

Two workshops have been scheduled for 2020:

Monday 16, Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 March
Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 November.

The training program

The RISE UP training program is a three-day workshop with a pre-course study requirement, designed to provide supervision training for Mental Health workers who are currently, or are going to be, responsible for the practice of other mental health workers.

The training program covers all the competencies that are required as a component of eligibility for membership to the premiere College of Supervisors, a professional College of specialists under the Australian Counselling Association Inc (ACA)


To be eligible to undertake this training program it is recommended that you have a minimum of 2 years supervised practice experience in counselling, social work, psychology, nursing, education or similar.

This program is available for delivery to NGOs, corporate organisations and other relevant groups.  For further information email us at


Course / Workshop Outline:

Snapshot view of the workshop


The first day focuses primarily on theory and is spent working through the workshop manual.


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


This is your formal assessment day where each person rotates through a triad, in turn, taking on the three positions of supervisor, assessor and supervisee. Each position is completed over a 60 minutes period.


OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

Workshop content

This supervisory training program will enable you to (as a minimum):

  • Describe the theory and best practice of professional supervision
  • Define the role of a Clinical Supervisor
  • Identify the goals of supervision
  • Describe the supervisory relationship and the supervisory session
  • Demonstrate the skills required for conducting diverse supervision interventions
  • Have knowledge of the different models of supervision
  • Present effective feedback to supervisees
  • Be clear on the supervisor's and the supervisee's responsibilities
  • Successfully undertake a variety of supervisor administration tasks, including note taking and record keeping
  • Address the ethical, legal and risk management considerations of supervision in the Allied Health Industry
  • Recognise issues that may impact on the supervisory relationship and/or the supervisee, including burnout, transference potential, mental health considerations, stress and anxiety
  • Practice sessions based on real issues - please be prepared to bring relevant issues with you to work on during the workshop. These need to be issues that you would discuss with a supervisor (ie not personal counselling issues)
Start/End Date: 16/03/2020 to 18/03/2020
Time: 09:00:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider: Dr Genevieve Armson
Contact Name: Dr Genevieve Armson
Contact Phone: 0412292999
Contact Email:
Qualifications: Master of Counselling (Curtin University)

Your workshop facilitator, Dr Genevieve Armson, holds formal qualifications in Training and Assessment, Supervision (MCOS ACA), a Master of Counselling (Curtin University) and is a registered counsellor (level 4) with ACA. She is an industry leading professional with over 25 years experience in supervision and training. 

Address: 45 Tyrell St, (corner of Elizabeth St)
Address 2: The holy rosary church venue (please note that there is another church on the opposite corner)
Suburb: Nedlands
State: WA
Postcode: 6009
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? No
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL:
Cost ($): $900 + gst per person - 3 day professional development program
Registration Instruction (if applicable):
  • An early bird registration fee of $780 + gst, if registering by 13 February 2020 for the March workshop; 1 October 2020 for the November workshop.

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