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How to make supervision more experiential: A skills workshop

Presented by Mark Latham and Stephen Holland

About the event

This online, participative event will be held on Zoom, and has been organised by the Supervision Special Interest Group (SIG). For more details on the Supervision SIG please see here.


A certificate of attendance will be issued for 6 x hours CPD. The event will not be recorded.

Registration closes - Midday on Thursday 20 June. Places are limited though so book early to avoid disappointment!

There is substantial evidence that effective learning involves experiential elements alongside reflection. This has long been recognised in CBT, where the use of behavioural experiments is considered important, if not essential, in
ensuring learning at both a ‘heart’ and ‘head’ level. These principles of learning apply as much in clinical supervision as they do in therapy, and yet experiential methods are used infrequently in supervision, case discussion seems to be the dominant method.

This workshop is suitable for both new and seasoned supervisors who wish to make their supervision more experiential. It will help participants increase the frequency and quality of the use of experiential methods in their own supervision, as well as providing a chance to reflect on personal barriers to their use. The workshop will look at the range of experiential methods available and the compelling rationale for their use, before going on to identify some possible reasons why they are often underused.

Three main approaches to making supervision more experiential will be advocated:

1. Contracting at the start of supervision
2. Agenda setting in each session
3. Spontaneous use of active methods within sessions

This will be through extensive use of demonstrations from the workshop leaders, small group practice, and discussion as a large group. Active participation is expected from all workshop participants.

1. To identify and discuss the benefits of using experiential methods in supervision
2. To practice using experiential methods to enhance learning in supervision

About the presenter(s)

Mark Latham currently works in independent practice as a CBT Therapist and Clinical Supervisor. He also supervises CBT Therapists at the Psychological Therapies Training Research Clinic at Newcastle University. Previously, Mark was Head of Training at Newcastle CBT Centre and Programme Lead for High Intensity IAPT training at the University of York. He was Chair of the BABCP Supervisor and Trainer Accreditation Committee for nine years and also Chair of the BABCP Supervision Special Interest Group for four years. Mark originally trained as a mental health nurse, then completed the ENB650CC at the Maudsley Hospital in London, and also a Diploma in Cognitive Therapy and MSc in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies, both at Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.

Stephen Holland works as a CBT Therapist at the Psychological Therapies Training and Research Clinic at Newcastle University. Stephen offers treatment to the student population and supervises both CBT Therapists and trainee Clinical Psychologists in their CBT practice. Stephen is an Academic Tutor and Module Lead for the Depression module on the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and also teaches on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme. Stephen has been providing Clinical Supervision since 2017 and has facilitated and co-facilitated supervision training for both CBT Therapists and Low Intensity Practitioners.


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Online Event
26 Jun 2024
SIG: Supervision
70.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - BABCP Member
85.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non Member
This event is fully booked.

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