Supervisor Information Pack (SIP)

The information pack is designed as a reference text for issues associated with placements and supervision for those who have taken on the role of supervisor on the University of Sheffield Clinical Psychology Training Programme. It has been compiled by the clinical tutors from the University of Sheffield in conjunction with the clinical practice sub-committee of the Sheffield Programme Training Committee. We welcome ideas for its development and updating. Other information regarding the programme is contained within the Programme Handbook and Assessment Regulations and Coursework Guidelines Handbook which may be obtained from Sarah Radgick (

Supervisors are a fundamental resource and stakeholders in the training process. We hope this pack helps you in carrying out the role of supervisor. If you have queries that cannot be answered through reference to the various sections, please feel free to contact any of the the clinical tutors or clinical secretaries.

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Downloadable documents from the SIP

The documentation for the Supervisors' Information Pack can be downloaded from the links below. Individual documents will be changed on this web page as they are updated.

If you have any queries about the SIP, please contact Rachel Hill (

Last updated: June 2018


Section 1 - Basic Information

3.3 - Placement Planning Process
1.1 - Introduction 3.4 - Trainee Guidance on Placement Allocation Procedure
1.2 - Training Stakeholders 3.5 - Guidelines for Arranging Third Year Placements
1.3 - Sheffield Clinical Psychology Unit Staff 3.6 - Planning Your Third Year Placements – Frequently Asked Questions
1.4 - Names and Addresses 3.7 - Third Year Placement Visits
1.5 - Acronyms 3.8 - Guidelines for Pre-Placement Planning Visits
1.6 - Summary of Service User and Carer Involvement 3.9 - Pebblepad Userguide

Section 2 - Quality of Supervision and Placements

Section 4 - Procedural Guidelines

2.1 - Some Questions and Answers for Clinical Supervisors 4.1 - Guidelines on Health and Safety Issues for Clinical Supervisors
2.2 - Introductory Supervisor Training (ISW): BPS STAR 4.2 - Information Sheet for Clients
2.3 - Advanced Supervisor Workshops (ASW) 4.3 - Guidelines for Home Visits
2.4 - Becoming a Supervisor on the Sheffield Programme 4.4 - Fitness to Practice Standards
2.5 - Preparing for a Placement 4.5 - Clinical Practice Sub-Committee: Terms of Reference
2.6 - Supervising a Trainee – What Does it Involve? 4.6 - Online Professional Guidelines
2.7 - Passing and Failing Placements Guidelines 4.7 - Guidelines to Reduce Language Bias
2.8 - Procedures for Annual Leave, Study Leave and Sick Leave 4.8 - Single Case Experimental Study
2.9 - Information for Supervisors re Coursework Requirements for Trainees on Placement 4.9 - SHSC Policies and Guidance on the use of E-mail
2.10 - Guidelines on Clinical Supervision 4.10 - E-Professionalism: DCP Guidance on the use of Social Media by Clinical Psychologists
2.11 - Guidelines for Supervisors from Professions other than Clinical Psychology 4.11 - Guidelines/Policy on the use of Digital Recorders
2.12 - Quality of Clinical Placements

Section 5 - BPS Core Competencies and HCPC Standards of Proficiency

2.13 - Supervision Documents Available as Required 5.1 - Extract from: Accreditation through partnership handbook: Guidance for clinical psychology programmes, October 2015
2.14 - Use of Recordings in Supervision 5.2 - HCPC Standards of Proficiency: Practitioner Psychologists
2.15 - Sample Consent Forms

Section 6 - Personal and Professional Development

Section 3 - Administration of Placements

6.1 - PPD Course Policy and Guidelines
3.1 - Placement Meetings and Reports
3.2 - Placement Meetings and Reports for Year-Long Mixed Specialty Placements