Supervisor workshops

ISW day

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 2019, 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.

ISW day

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 Katherine Hildyard (

Dates of future training

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Initial Supervisor Training Programme

The 2019 intake ISW workshop began with a residential in March. 

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

Sheffield Hull Leeds
Day 3 15th May 2019 15th May 2019 24th May 2019
Day 4 21st Nov 2019 13th Nov 2019 6th Dec 2019

All details about the ISW 2018 days, and the 2019 days thus far, can be downloaded from the right of this page, but if you would like any further information about the programme for 2019, 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 final training date for 2018 is listed below. 2019 dates will be available later in the year.

Knowing me, Knowing you
Using idiographic measures in our work

Thursday 13th December 2018: 9.30-4.00

Workshop leaders:

  • Dave Green, John Mellor-Clarke and more

Venue: Priory Street Centre, York

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

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 Katherine Hildyard

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