Supervisor workshops

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Supervisor training events are planned by the clinical tutor team in collaboration with our neighbouring programmes.

The Supervisor Training and Recognition (STAR) programme has been developing as a national initiative over a number of years with a plan for this to be formally adopted by the BPS as an accreditation structure for applied psychology supervision.

There are three forms of supervisor training available:

Introductory/Refresher Events are held each September. They are aimed at supervisors who are new to supervising trainees or existing supervisors who would like an update. This year's half-day event will be held in September 2018, date tbc

Initial Supervisor Training Workshops consist of 4 training days, attendance at peer supervision meetings and the submission of a short portfolio of work at the end of the year. The general audience for these workshops is either new supervisors wanting to extend their knowledge and practice, or more established supervisors who want a recap. Documentation from the latest training course can be downloaded on the right hand side.

Advanced Supervisor Training Workshops take the form of a series of titled workshops. The audience for these events is more experienced supervisors who wish to review their learning in relation to their supervisory practice. 2019 workshops to be announced.

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Mutual Expectations between supervisors and the Sheffield DClin Psy Programme

Following the May 2012 HPC/BPS visit we have clarified the training provision for supervisors providing placements for trainees. Training provision includes programme specific information, Initial and Advanced Supervisor Workshops.

HPC/BPS are focusing on how clinical psychology training programmes ensure the quality of our supervisors. One of the easiest ways of supervisors updating and extending their skills is to attend supervisory training events. Sheffield, Leeds and Hull are in the process of developing a monitoring framework whereby we can keep records of attendance as part of our quality assurance processes for our supervisors. How this is done in practice is still under discussion and consultation and will include other kinds of supervisory contributions and learning. However, this new emphasis from our regulatory bodies makes it important that clinical psychology supervisors think about updating their supervisory skills.

The Sheffield programme aims to support all our supervisors. We have created a mutual expectations information sheet which you can download here. If you have any queries please contact Dr Sue Walsh (

Dates of future training

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Initial Supervisor Training Programme

The 2019 intake ISW workshop will begin with a residential in February. Details to be announced. 

These are followed by two days provided by the programme with which your service has its primary affiliation. Dates

Sheffield Hull Leeds
Day 3 23rd May 2018 16th May 2018 11th May 2018
Day 4 15th Nov 2018 14th Nov 2018 16th Nov 2018

All details about the ISW 2017 days, and the 2018 days thus far, can be downloaded from the right of this page, but if you would like any further information about the programme for 2018, please contact Jacquie Howard ( Please note, to attend days 3 and 4 you must have attended days 1 and 2.

Advanced Supervisor Training

The responsibility for the Advanced training days is also shared across the Sheffield, Hull and Leeds programmes. Each programme manages a specific training day so supervisors will need to contact the identified course to register for a particular event. The training days for 2017 are listed below:

1. The Challenges and Benefits of Using Technology and Social Media in Clinical Practice: How to support and supervise trainees - Thursday 15th March 2018

Workshop leaders:

  • Vanessa Garrity

Vanessa has a background in the NHS as a Clinical Nurse, Manager and Professional Lead for Nursing. She has a strong interest in the use of social media and digital technology within clinical practice and for professional development and provides consultancy in this area.

Vanessa also leads @WeMHnurses - an online community for mental health nurses and those interested in mental health, and is part of Beyond The Room - a Digital Conference Service that provides a full social media service to various health care events around the country to maximise conversational reach and engagement.

Venue: The Park Inn, Doncaster

To attend, please contact Leeds Programme; email Sarah Snowden on

2. Prioritising our Neuropsychological Skills in Supervision and Practice – A two-day training event - Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th June 2018

• Dr Charlotte Baker, Teaching Fellow in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Leeds
• Dr Peter Fleming, Clinical Tutor, University of Hull
• Suzie Beart, Principal Psychologist, SHSC
• Sophie Thomas, Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist, Nottingham

Venue: The Park Inn, Doncaster

To attend, please contact Jacquie Howard from the Sheffield Programme, email

3. ACTivating Your Supervision: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Workshop - Friday 13th July 2018

Workshop leaders:

• Dr Richard Bennett

Dr Richard Bennett works as a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

Venue - The Park Inn, Doncaster 

To apply, please contact both Claire Kemp and Tara Nelson from the Hull Programme, email . (Please email both contacts as they both work part time).

Contact for further information & course materials

The flier with more information about each event is available to download on the right. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for future dates of supervisor training (both introductory and advanced), or would like a copy of the course materials from recent training events, please email Mrs Jacquie Howard

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For further information about supervisor training, please contact Dr Sue Walsh

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