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 on 11th September 2017. 

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. See below for the 2017 workshops. 2018 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 2017 intake ISW workshop will begin with a residential on the 27th & 28th February at the Parsonage Hotel, Escrick, York. 

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

Sheffield Hull Leeds
Day 4 15th Nov 2017 15th Nov 2017 17th Nov 2017

All details about the ISW 2017 days can be downloaded from the right of this page, but if you would like any further information about the programme for 2017, 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. Supervisor training within a group analytic model - 26th January 2017

Workshop leaders:

• Dr Susanne Vosmer, Clinical Psychologist & Group Analytic Psychotherapist; Clinical Tutor, University of Hull;
• Dieter Nitzgen, Psychotherapist & Training Group Analyst; Supervisor of the IGA Heidelberg Germany; GASi.

Venue: The Park Inn, Doncaster

To attend, please contact Claire Kemp or Philip Molyneux from the Hull programme, email or

2. Supervising other professionals: how to help others’ develop their practice through use of creative methods in supervision - 9th March 2017

Workshop led by John Burnham (Consultant Family and Systemic Psychotherapist & Director of Systemic Training at Parkview Clinic, Birmingham)

Venue: The Park Inn, Doncaster

To attend, please contact Lydia Stead from the Leeds programme, email

3. Helping Trainees Learn and Fail: An Alternative to Timid and Authoritarian Supervision - 16th May 2017

Workshop leaders:

• Jon Scaife, Lecturer in Education, School of Education University of Sheffield
• Mary Fearon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Lead, Sheffield Adult Autism & Neurodevelopmental Service
• Sue Walsh, Joint Director of Clinical Practice, DClin Psy, University of Sheffield

Venue - The Park Inn, Doncaster 

To apply, please contact Jacquie Howard from the Sheffield programme, email

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

email :

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

email :

Downloadadble course materials from past workshops:

Developing organisational resilience for self and others through supervision

Led by Sue Walsh
5th March 2013
Please contact Jacquie Howard (, tel: 0114 2226576)

Presentation - Sue Walsh and Sharon Warden

Managing the challenge of supervising multidisciplinary professionals: working with individual and organizational anxiety

Led by Sue Walsh
17th January 2012
Please contact Jacquie Howard (, tel:0114 2226576)

Downloadable handouts from the session:

Presentation - Sue Walsh

Presentation - Sharon Warden