Social Work Course Summary:
This experiential, practical, two-day course teaches participants the foundational skills of a supervisor working with multi-disciplinary teams and introduces participants to a State of Being approach to supervision, where relationship is placed at the heart of supervision.
Delivery methods include: (1) activities in pairs and triads applying supervision models, experimenting with supervision conversations and skills practise; (2) individual and small group exercises including self-reflection, use of questionnaires, scenario learning, conceptual analysis, case discussions, skill development; (3) a comprehensive course booklet with work sheets, take home activities, readings and supervision resources; (4) use of audio material including guided facilitation for developing supervision techniques, and (5) the use of didactic input, including videos to demonstrate and model skills and concepts, reality-based role plays, question & answer sessions.
At the end of the level one, participants will have:
• Understood what supervision is and the contexts within which it operates
• Learnt and applied models and frameworks for supervision, including functional, reflective learning and solution focused frameworks
• Strengthened their knowledge of adult learning and the importance of strengths based approaches in supervision
• Developed skills in holding purposeful, structured supervision sessions and practised supervision conversations
• Become familiar with a State of Being approach to supervision, including the role of conscious awareness and mindfulness in supervision relationships
• Gained skills and strategies for managing supervision difficulties
• Participated in applying core principles for ethical decision making in supervision
Course Date: February 26th & 27th, 2015